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Heard this Heron before I saw him, swung camera up..hand held
this is what we have
...there were many of them in the Flamingo Park
in the Camargue. but was getting dark

What can I say but a huge Thank you to everyone who gave me their awards...thank you!

Now go take a look at the version I have put up so you can see the original photo...last image of stallions..
would you have still given your award I wonder?..maybe you would be feeling proud with me as I am
that I managed to do that!

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 Apr 2014 - 5:57 PM
Focal Length:275mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.4
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/8000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Heron off home!
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:21 May 2014 - 7:02 PM
Tags:Camargue, France, General, Heron, In flight, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:199
Unique Views:77

Comments

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 7:10 PM

Nice in flight capture. I love the way that their legs dangle behind them in flight.

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
21 May 2014 - 7:13 PM

Brilliant shot Lillian and wow I am amazed that you did all that. Did it take long? Looks like it might be raining on Sunday but so looking forward to it. Cathy

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2239 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 7:14 PM

An excellent capture Lillian. Lucky you had it on such a fast shutter speed if you weren't planning to capture them. Love your title Grin

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
21 May 2014 - 7:19 PM

Fine capture Lillian, nice timing,
Fred.

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 7:24 PM

It was getting dark Colleen, and needed ISO up for other birds...fortunately
Lillian

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 7:27 PM

wow looks like an overgrown glider! superb shot

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96227 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 7:31 PM

No problem with the V2 on your previous Lillian

I just wish more folks would be honest enough, to describe how they managed some of their shotsSmile

Adrian

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43843 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 7:36 PM

Perfect formation...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 7:36 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 4845 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 7:45 PM

Beautiful !!......they're soooo graceful, & wonderful flyers !.Smile

williamsloan
williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 7:46 PM

All I can say first class




Billy

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51221 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England141 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 7:48 PM

Showing excellent camera skills, Lillian. Did you clone out the rope and person in this one as well? TongueGrinGrinGrin A nifty piece of processing (on your previous).

Dave

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 7:50 PM

Elegance in flight.
Joan.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 7:59 PM

Excellent in flight capture LillianSmile

Cliff

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 8:02 PM

Thanks Dave
had a good laugh at that comment
used a see through lasso!Wink

PhilT2
PhilT2 Plus Member 5110 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 8:09 PM

I had a look at your original version and all I can say is you grabbed every bit of detail and light into your rework, but in know way did you change the atmosphere of the shot from the camera............that is what I call quality processing. Well done Lillian.
This heron shot is a beauty........spot on detail

ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3626 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 8:22 PM

Excellent image,

Ali Grin

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9866 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1668 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 8:23 PM

The heron in flight is very nice, Lillian, love the angle and the dangly feet.

I had a look at your previous V2 and can only say well done, and it was certainly worth the effort.

Ruthannette
Ruthannette Plus Member 8Ruthannette vcard England
21 May 2014 - 8:28 PM

Great shot Lillian, such a large wingspan for a slim body.

Ruth

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 8:46 PM

Wonderful flight capture, Lillian!
George

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 9:43 PM

Something prehistoric about the shape. Another incredible capture by you Lillian.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
21 May 2014 - 10:17 PM

Well captured.
Brilliant post-work on the last stallion image.

Last Modified By M_squared at 21 May 2014 - 10:20 PM
taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 10:22 PM

EXcellent!

hand held! wow!

Fred263
Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
21 May 2014 - 10:24 PM

Great IF capture, Lillian. Like the POV and its streamlined shape.

Fred

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 10:33 PM

Beautiful in-flight capture Lillian..Lin

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 10:35 PM

Superb timing and detailed image of the heron in flight.
Good to see original images and what you end up with.
Always a winner with you.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

morpheus1955
21 May 2014 - 10:42 PM

Superb inflight shot Lillian, excellent timinng and composition

Hugh

rontear
rontear Plus Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 10:53 PM

Spot on Lillian !! fills the frame.
Ron

brandish
brandish Plus Member 1brandish vcard United Kingdom
21 May 2014 - 11:06 PM

Wonderful capture,well done.
Martyn.

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2014 - 11:07 PM

I think it has a ''prehistoric'' look here Lillian !!
Super shot.
Mick.

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8169 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 5:23 AM

An excellent capture, Lillian. Carol

ugly
ugly Plus Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 6:33 AM

Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

SimonFletch
SimonFletch Plus Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 6:46 AM

What a wing span the Heron has, with extra-long legs trailing behind.
Well done for this one, Lillian; all things considered, you did very well to capture it.

Simon

janlea
janlea Plus Member 3janlea vcard United Kingdom
22 May 2014 - 7:32 AM

Nicely captured Lillian Smile
Jan

Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
22 May 2014 - 8:02 AM

Excellent in flight capture , Lillian. ...GrinGrinGrin

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 8:17 AM

A distinctive noise they make in flight, more elegant in flight than on the ground at times.

Dougie

no strings or impedimenta here Lillian.

digital_boi
22 May 2014 - 8:42 AM

reminds me of concord excellent BIF capture Lillian as for your mods good for you there will be no living with you soon lol TongueWink

Graham

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 9:11 AM

Excellent capture Lillian and a great change from your super horses.Fine shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 9:32 AM

Brilliant!

fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 10:26 AM

You have captured it just right.

Albert

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 4:02 PM

They're very slim and sleek looking, aren't they? And seeing them in flight like this really shows off how large their wings are. Excellent capture, Lillian, well done! Wink
Trev Smile

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 4:07 PM

Superb detailed capture Lillian SmileSmile
Helen

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 460 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 4:42 PM

A big wing span to get in shot, in flight - tried my hand at birds of prey at the weekend, got some fantastic shots of the blue sky with just a wing tip in viewSad
A quick reaction on your part getting such a super shot.
Carole

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 5:28 PM

Fabulous shot Lillian, you must really have strained you Neck to get this one. Well done.

John Smile

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
25 May 2014 - 12:00 AM

WONDERFUL!
Love to see the wing span... WOW!
IB

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8249 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2014 - 4:20 PM

An excellent opportunistic capture, what an impressive wingspan he has

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