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Heron waiting for post

By cyprytinca
A straggly looking Heron perched on the roof of Aberdaron Post Office North Wales.

Tags: Birds North wales Heron Humour Aberdaron Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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21 Jul 2011 12:17PM
nice one, well spotted

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lobski Plus
6 2 1 Philippines
21 Jul 2011 1:38PM
Very well spotted!

Fred Grin
Great capture!
strokebloke Plus
9 493 17 England
21 Jul 2011 5:07PM
Waiting to collect his benefit. Grin

Well spotted ~ well taken Wink
55jase Plus
12 188 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 6:56PM
I cant fault this, A great capture.
Jestertheclown Plus
9 7.6k 252 England
21 Jul 2011 8:24PM
There's a portrait in there.
It's not a bad shot and you did well to spot it but as Frank say's, I'd get rid of the sign and concentrate on the heron, who's just not quite sharp enough.
I'd clone out that white box (alarm?) behind him too.
Hope this helps.


Edit: I've uploaded a mod. in which I've cropped and sharpened it although I think I should perhaps have sharpened it a little more.

Quote:It is a ragged looking Heron alright, but unfortunately, what catches my eye is the 'Post' sign, followed by your name. I would have been tempted to get rid of both and in particular, the post sign. The name I would place within your border, hence out of your picture.


Thanks for your comments Frank. Have taken onboard what you said. The Post Office sign was left in to show that the Heron was on the Post Office roof.
And i shall in future place my name in the border not the picture.

pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1984 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 9:21PM
Hello, Stuart. I think that to capture a heron is an achievement in itself. I appreciate that you have categorized this as humour, and including the post office sign does give it a comical side, but the sign being red is a very strong distraction from what I consider to be quite a competent shot of the bird. Since you focused on the heron, the sign is also blurred, but that was probably your intention. It wouldn't be much good desaturating the red sign because most post office signs are meant to be red. I am therefore of the opinion that, if you can eliminate the sign and the humour contained therein, you have a good image of the heron. In my modification, I cropped the top and right to give a square format, cloned out the white and blue box to give the heron a clean outline, also cloned out the little half circle of light above its head, then sharpened.

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