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Sitting High

Sitting High
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Copyright: Bob Williams (bikefifty) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi, Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 II
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Photos on TrekNature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-13 3:45
Viewed: 3557
Points: 14
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During the spring and summer we see a number of Great Blue Herons around our area. Most of the time they are in the shallow parts of ponds and rivers looking for lunch. This day, I found this one standing on top of a light post. (Another reason to always have your camera with you.) I was able to walk up very close while continuing to take pictures. I thought this was one of the better pictures from the day with the clouds in the sky and a little different POV. I hope you enjoy.


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To GaryT: Saturationbikefifty 1 02-13 09:14
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Hi Bob,

Great close up image showing the plumage well. I agree the bits of cloud add to the picture, good composition and unusual POV as they are usually close or in the water.


Hello Bob! Wonderful capture. Perfect sharpness. Ideal contrast. Great effect. Good frame. Well done!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-13 5:00]

Hello Bob
Wonderful portrait of this heron. Good details and beautiful colors. Well done.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2009-02-13 5:15]


Great capture, I have never been able to get this close. Love the detail of the eye.
Keep posting.


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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2009-02-13 7:56]
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This is an excellent shot, but it seems too contrasty to me. I think I would try using Photoshop to lighten the shadows a bit. Gary

Hello Bob,
Pretty close but I think these birds are great indeed. I know the size of the Goliath heron.
Nice compo and blue sky.
The sharpening shouldn't be sharper.
Nice colors throughout the shot.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-14 22:05]

Hello Bob,
A superb close portrait of a Great Blue Heron!
The composition of the head and the curved neck against the blue sky is great and the sharpness in the side lighting excellent.
Very nice to view and thanks for posting this.

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