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Grey Heron.
V2: I wondered whether b/w produced an image better suited to the implied drama.

Taken at Shapwick Heath, Somerset.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM + 2.0x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Sep 2013 - 8:42 AM
Focal Length:600mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Danger lurks
Username:M_squared M_squared
Uploaded:21 Oct 2013 - 7:17 AM
Tags:Ardea cinerea, Grey heron, Shapwick heath, Somerset, Wildlife / nature
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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 7:23 AM

Well taken, prefer the colour version.

Lavina

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 7:29 AM

An excellent capture - agree with above - colour version

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paulknight
21 Oct 2013 - 7:53 AM

I think there is more life in the colour version. The yellow of the legs and beak and the green of the in-focus leaves add to the energy. A marvelous capture!

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6520 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 10:40 AM

Two totally different images, a nice mono conversion but it would have been a shame to miss the lovely colours in V1. - gary

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DorisD
DorisD  England
21 Oct 2013 - 11:21 AM

Both superb but I prefer the colour.

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 1:56 PM

Wow, v1 for me.

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 2:44 PM

Great capture and my choice is the coloured one!
George

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 - 3:33 PM

Top notch images here Malcolm, well captured.
Brian

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 6:49 PM

Two grand and well presented shots Malcolm. V1 for me by a whisker.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 7:10 PM

A super shot & its V1 for me.
Ju

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7121 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 7:55 PM

Both cracking shots, but i love the colour one, sharp image too

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lynks
lynks  6 England
21 Oct 2013 - 8:38 PM

Only one winner v1

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10delboy
10delboy e2 Member 110delboy vcard United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 - 9:26 PM

Colour version is a cracking image great colours.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 - 9:48 PM

Fantastic shot Malcolm. Prefer the colour version. Cathy

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 - 8:56 AM

Thank you very much for all your comments and opinions on this image.

Malcolm

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steevo46
steevo46  2 Australia
9 Nov 2013 - 8:59 PM

Nice capture and an interesting pose.

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