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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f2.8 IS, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-03-14 17:04
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
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"Gottcha!"... and for proof see the workshop photo. : )
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Fabulous shot, Evelynn!

I was just going to close my computer down for the night! I'm glad I had one last look!
A very well composed shot containing sharp images and wonderfully interesting reflections.

kind regards,
Bev :-)

Gorgeous image. Color and technical quality excellent. The reflection and water repetition are especially attractive in this picture.

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-03-14 18:15]

Hi Evelynn
Wonderful timing and action shot of this bird in his natural environment
Very nice composition,color and light
Good details. tfs jon

Hi Evelynn,
Very nice composition, with great colors and details. The reflection of the green grass and the bird are very well captured. Great Shot.


Hi Evelyn,
Great composition, colors and sharp.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-14 19:49]

Hello Evelynn, Yes I saw your workshop shot and it is shown very clearly the food for the day. Lovely shawdow of the bird on the water with the wave form. Wonderful lighting. Well done Ganesh

Hi Evelynn,
what a fine light you have captured this heron in.There is very good detail in this first photo and the drops of flying water are great to have captured giving this photo much eye appeal.The workshop photo is also a very fine looking capture as well illustrating the title you used well for these photos.Tfs. Bob

Super symmetric reflection. I love the combination with the workshop. At first I thought you meant you got the bird, but the workshop image tells the tale...

Hello Evelynn,
Very fine and beautiful shot!
what a awesome reflection well captured in perfect sharpness, beautiful colour and details
a very pleasing composition
well done

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-14 23:51]
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Hi Evelynn

Another well timed shot with wonderful artistic quality. The light, colour and reflection are all beautiful.


Hi Evelynn,
Congratulations on a wonderful shot, the detail in the out stretched wings is excellent, stunning reflection, well balanced and exposed, really nice work well done all the best Cheers Rick ;)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-15 0:41]

Stunning image Evelynn!
You've got great timing to capture this pose!
Superb clarity and detail.
Excellent composition.
I love the reflection.
Well done,


What a stunning shot Evelynn! The reflections are wonderful as is the "action" pose. Super photo, the colors are lovely with that splash of green in the background. The light seems to almost glow off his wings, well done.

Hello Evelynn,
Good timing and wonderful shot
Great reflexion
Well done

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-15 6:44]

Hi Evelynn.
Amazing in every respect picture. Pose and posture of the bird wings are great as well as great is it mirror reflection in the water. Timing and DOF are perfect as well as the details an sharpness of the entire image. However, key point of the shot is amazing subject. Bravo.

Hi Evelyn

What a great timing in capturing this blue heron in action!
Lovely composition showing a beautfiul reflection in the water. With his wings all open, he looks a bit like a big open umbrella in the water!
Very well done!


Hi Evelynn, Wonderful action pose and gorgeous reflections make this a winner. Excellent comp and sharp focus combine with the forementioned to make this a top notch image. Well done! Tfs and hope you have a grand weekend. Richard

hello Evelynn

excellent capture of this heron with excellent moment
to you to shoot the image, excellent POV and i love
the reflection on water, TFS


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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-03-15 16:24]

Nice shot Evelynn,
Colour and composition are excellent. I like the réflection of the bird in the water.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-15 21:01]

Hello Evelynn

Striking ! shot.lol
Excellent timing on both your parts.
Well focused with lovely sharp plumage detail.
The reflections really make the shot for me though,they are beautiful.


Hi Evelynn,

I really love this pic, great photo. Nice capture with excellent sharpness and colours. tfs. Steve

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  • Popye Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 27] (158)
  • [2008-03-22 23:50]

Hi Evelynn,
This is the kind of shot I know is not easy to get. Well done on a great capture. Action, colors, comp, sharpness -all very good. Lovely ripple effect of the Heron.

Hello Evelynn,

Your timing is perfect. I think the attitude of the heron magnificent. His loot off-limits to other (hunter)birds. Nice natural colors. Very sharp with fine featherdetails. The reflection in the water of the bird and the reed/grass is wonderful.

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