|Copyright: John Rose (johnrose) (17)|
|Date Taken: 2005-08-12|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Theme(s): Herons [view contributor(s)]|
|Date Submitted: 2005-10-31 6:13|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I think this is some form of heron but not sure.|
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Nice shot, but a little bit overexposed, try setting you Exposure Value (EV) down a notch or two when shooting in bright conditions. I would suggest a setting of -0.07 to -1.00 initially.
The bird is a night heron, extremely tough to get a shot of one around my neck of the woods.
- [2005-10-31 10:54]
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax looking very odd in intermediate plumage between juvenile and adult (full adult plumage in third year). I like the composition, but it's a touch OE around the bird's feet and other highlight areas. This is obviously a consequence of trying to balance the deep shadow with the sunlit parts of the shot, but "blown out" highlights can't be retrieved with digital imagery. Slight under-exposure can always be corrected.
Unusual shot - thanks.