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I captured this shot today , the sun was shining on this resting heron and i got within 10 feet of him and he did'nt budge... My first attempt at a border in photoshop too, hope it looks okay, thx for votes and comments guys.Damon

Camera:Canon Rebel XTi
Lens:tamron 18-250mm, tamron x2 tele Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Heron eye
Username:canadamon canadamon
Uploaded:4 Feb 2008 - 8:06 AM
Tags:General, Herons., Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2008 - 8:06 AM

Wow - super close up - Jude.

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Silverzone
4 Feb 2008 - 8:26 AM

Super shot. Sylvia

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2008 - 9:01 AM

Good closeup, I like the eye contact and the sunlight but the brightness is masking the great detail and personally I think it would be improved by being darker
Tim

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2008 - 1:30 PM

You did well to get so close! Well captured
Steve

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2008 - 3:47 PM

This is a good close-up and composition, but you have lost some definition especially around the beak.
I struggle with this a bit with my camera, I generally have to override the auto settings, either by shooting faster or stopping down. Here, an increase in speed would be preferable so to keep your shallow dof.
Anne

Last Modified By AnneWorner at 4 Feb 2008 - 3:50 PM

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User_Removed
4 Feb 2008 - 4:06 PM

Nice composition and PS frame ..I like it

DaveO

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fishy2
fishy2  6
4 Feb 2008 - 5:36 PM

niceone.
jase.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
4 Feb 2008 - 7:37 PM

Very nice portrait. JNC

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SKavanagh
SKavanagh  7312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2008 - 7:49 PM

Superb shot Did see you have been playing with the border Great work
Steve

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2008 - 7:58 PM

With a shot like this you rarely get a second chance to make adjustments (been in that situation myself), but a common problem with shooting in very bright sunlight is that you will more often than not get 'burn out' in the lighter areas of your shot, in other words the pic is overexposed and you have lost a lot of detail. If possible, check your histogram, and in this case you should have had either a faster shutter speed or a larger F no. (stop down) but the latter would affect the depth of field. Comment is made with all respect to you and your camera skills and is intended as helpful advice.
Regards,
Geoff.

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canadamon
canadamon  6 Canada
4 Feb 2008 - 9:40 PM


Quote: With a shot like this you rarely get a second chance to make adjustments (been in that situation myself), but a common problem with shooting in very bright sunlight is that you will more often than not get 'burn out' in the lighter areas of your shot, in other words the pic is overexposed and you have lost a lot of detail. If possible, check your histogram, and in this case you should have had either a faster shutter speed or a larger F no. (stop down) but the latter would affect the depth of field. Comment is made with all respect to you and your camera skills and is intended as helpful advice.
Regards,
Geoff.

Thx guys for the tips, i had quite a while to change settings with this heron, he did not move for a while, my histogram reading was good , shooting in manual so i was changing settings alot to try and get it a bit darker but i think the reason it is like this is it did have the sun on him but also the water infront of him was glimmering on his feathers , i was also checking for blinkies and the only bit was under his eye which was white anyway .. I will keep all this in mind for the next one though and keep sending me comments cos thats the only way we learn.Cheere Damon..

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Douglas_George
5 Feb 2008 - 12:24 PM

Nice shot Damon, well done.

Dougie.

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2008 - 3:37 PM

Good close up and good border.

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2008 - 2:54 PM

Love it like the crop,nicely presented
Gerry

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