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black heron

black heron
Photo Information
Copyright: juan jose munoz (juanjo) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, AF-S NIKKOR 18-135 mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-13 22:46
Viewed: 3607
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I could get very closed to the bird to take thsi picture
the only difficulty was the big contras with BG
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This is one I have not seen before.You have a nice pose and good lighting on the feathers Juan.Focus is very well done.

Hello JJ,
This is a fine composition!
Great details in the plumage, every little feather comes out sharp and fine...
DOF spot on and a fine non-intrusive background!
Pablo -

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-14 0:39]

Hello Juan,
Great job with the light, color looks beautiful!
Very good sharpness and composition
Regards, Dejan

Hola Juan José,
En efecto, lograste un buen acercamiento y por lo tanto excelentes detalles en toda el ave!
Muy buena la nitidez y claridad en en plumage, sobre todo siendo de ese color oscuro.
La exposición no es nada fácil, teniendo toda esa luz reflejada en el agua y en sujeto siendo casi negro, pero hiciste un magnífico trabajo, pues ambas partes están muy bien logradas.
Apartem me agrada la compsición que armaste.
Enhorabuena y gracias por compartir la foto.
Un gran saludo,

Hola JJ,
great pose of this black Heron well captured!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details
the clarity on the plummage is awesome!
very well done
muchas gracias

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-14 8:54]

Hi Juan.
The close distance is a key of success. Brilliant reproduction of the beautiful bird, colours and texture of the plumage and all other details. BG is very nice too. Both water and green bank. I like the perfect composition and framing 0f the picture. It is really amazing. Bravo and TFS.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-14 12:07]

Hola Juanjo
La dificultad la superaste con creces, no cabe duda. El contraste es estupendo y has logrado una magnífica nitidez y color en esta preciosa garceta negra.
Una preciosa captura. Felicidades y gracias por compartirla.
Un cordial saludo

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-11-14 17:23]

Great shot, Juan - though it isn't a black heron(African Bird). It's a Little Blue Heron. Very well captured detail in the plumage and natural colors. Well done! Cheers, Klaus

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-11-15 6:46]

It stands out very well against that background!
Superb details!
Wonderful composition

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-16 6:27]

Hello Juan

I am not sure if I have ever seen one of these before here on TN.Well done.
The pose is wonderful and you have captured the plumage detail well.
Great eye contact and detail.
The POV is very good.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-11-22 10:50]

Hi Juan Jose

I haven't seen one of these before. It stands out beautifully against the pale BG. Lovely details in the dark feathers, sharp and well composed



Nice catch. This is a Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea.

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