- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-06-06 2:02]
Hi Joe, good morning my friend.
Excellent capture of this beautiful heron. I like the mobile BG:). Great composition. TFS.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-06-06 2:08]
Et tu Brutus?
Joe, uncannily, we post almost at the same time these days.
Surprisingly, both of us have posted Herons today.
'Mine is better than yours' is no issue with us, isn't it?
So I have no reservations whatsoever in saying that your Heron has been beautifully captured at a location that goes very well with the subject. I like the vegetation between you and the Heron because it makes the shot very natural.
Superb blurred BG also supports the subject admirably well.
Good work, man.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-06-06 2:43]
I think you managed very well - it looks great against the light and I like the grasses in front! Fine details and colours and a beautiful composition.
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-06-06 2:51]
foco y detalles.
pov. e iluminación...
- lousat (65309)
- [2008-06-06 3:48]
Hi Joe,in this wonderfull pic the position of the light make a really difference,wonderfull portrait,excellent s colors and very nice point of view,my best compliments,this is great!Luciano
- gannu (14759)
- [2008-06-06 3:49]
Hello Joey, Your archive seem to be tons of super shots. I must inspect your system. Very nice shot and superb focus on the eyes. Ganesh
well done on the exposure, looks like you did a good job here mate. Well composed and a great setting, the river makes a a lovely backdrop. I did a little workshop to get rid of that little speck of light near his Bill, hope you don't mind! Have a good weekend,
- japiey (405)
- [2008-06-06 4:12]
I know how exciting it is to spot a heron and to get close enough to shoot one but I think I would have tried to find a spot to get a clear view. Just my preference, others probably prefer it with the vegetation in. What I find really strange, though, is that the photo seems blurred. It looks like motion blur but I don't see how it can be at 1/800 sec. I think that you have manually blurred the background because I can see parts of the vegetation that are sharp and parts that are not, but I can't explain why the bird looks blurred as well. I'm sure it's not my eyes!
Perhaps you applied a filter that affected the whole image and caused this effect?
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-06-06 7:10]
Very surprising how you get such good depth of field with an ISO of 200. that in itself is an amazing feat Joey. Pretty doggone cool! I like this one a lot. super use of lighting technique.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-06-06 9:01]
Isn't it terrible how birda and animals just won't cooperate for the camera? You did a great job and this Heron is wonderful. I like the composition with the grasses in the foreground and the blurred background. He stands out very well.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-06-06 10:35]
Wonderful photo. Don't have much time, sorry. Excellent!
Have a good weekend,
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-06-06 13:27]
Hi Joe. Nice one my friend. Love the light from behind gives the Heron a warm glow. great detail and colours. well done TFS.
Have a nice weekend.
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-06-07 5:33]
Gorgeous lighting. Very artistic. Perfectly composed. Just wonderful!
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-06-07 9:05]
Has creado un entorno precioso y recreado el entorno del ave perfectamente. Buena la pose y su pirada siempre alerta muy bien captada.
Abrazo: J. Ignasi.
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-06-07 13:45]
Excellent capture for a back-lit picture. You managed to get the lighting right. Good pose and composition, sharp details and nice colours.
- Silvio2006 (102022)
- [2008-06-07 13:52]
Hi Joe, splendid Heron with fantastic details and superb sharpness, beautiful composition with lovely river, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-06-07 21:44]
The pose, POV and especially the lighting are beautiful in this fine capture of a Grey Heron. Your light management have converted difficult conditions into a positive effect.
The composition with the withered stems of last year's weeds is great and the BG is a great contrast to especially the head and neck.
A very nice shot indeed and TFS!
Have a good Sunday,
- SueThomson (603)
- [2008-06-08 2:28]
Backlighting is wonderful, isn't it. It really softens this shot of the grey heron. I like the composition and framing of this lovely bird.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-06-09 8:07]
A super capture of this heron.It is very similar to our Great Blue Heron.
The POV is wonderful.
Lovely warm lighting.
Great skills Joe.
Not many people can shoot into the sun with such good results as this.
You've really learnt how to use your camera like a pro.
Wish I could say the same for myself.
I tried to do a weekend photoshop course a couple of weeks ago but had to leave after an hour or so. I couldn't concentrate,and got really frustrated and stressed.
I'm afraid confidence is at a low right now.I'm not getting the results I want from my camera and I haven't the patience to learn how to use it properly. I tried to get a macro lens for my Lumix,but they can't be got in NZ
*** (depressing rave edited out...sorry about that) ***
.... (later) Thanks for your kind offer of a Raynox lens. ts going to change my life'
I'm feeling much better already.