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I'm Going

By DeSilver
I have not been out with my camera for almost twelve months now. Firstly, my health which has not been too good of late and secondly this awful weather that we have had during the last twelve months. Sad Smile
Last Tuesday though I was tempted out by my very good friends Carsten . And Joe . I had the good fortune to meet another excellent photographer from EPZ Jim who is a far better bird photographer than I could ever dream of being. Nice to meet you Jim. Anyway we went to a pool by the M6 near Cannock, Brewood pool I think and spent a couple of hours there. A couple of hours that I enjoyed so very much. During this time I managed to photograph quite a few Ducks and Coots and this wonderful Heron as it left the pool.

I do hope you like it as much as I do and if you do comment please be honest (I can take it)

Thanks once again Carsten, Joe and Jim. Smile


Tags: Heron Wildlife and nature

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nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
16 Jul 2013 9:34AM
Nicely conveyed sense of movement.

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User_Removed 4 920 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 12:00PM
Wonderful image, great timing!
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
16 Jul 2013 2:19PM
Hey hey...good to see you uploading again, David GrinGrin

Glad you had a good time at that outing and I have to say you certainly had some great timing with this shot. I've never shot a bird in flight and this one looks like it's going at a fair pace!

I like the crop you've used too. Very good use of space Smile

Mrsbass 4 2 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 2:31PM
Superb in-flight shot - and I too like the crop - great detail and lovely colours.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
16 Jul 2013 4:32PM
A very nice in-flight capture, David - not the easiest subject! Wink
Hope you're soon feeling yourself again, take care,
Trev Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 5:57PM
Tell you what David, I have not yet managed a heron in flight so you did extremely well and its sharp no probs there
johnlw 10 1 10 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 8:04PM
Lovely movement good DOF and a great image.
Regards John.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
17 Jul 2013 10:05PM
A superbly taken inflight shot David, good to hear you are getting out and about with your camera once again
18 Jul 2013 10:17AM
I like this shot very much David... nice to see you had fun and enjoyed it very much...Smile)

We have to do it more often please....Smile

18 Jul 2013 8:15PM
Lovely capture!
danbrann 13 636 17
19 Jul 2013 8:29AM
A super comeback photograph.You obviously have not lost any of your photographic skills.
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
19 Jul 2013 1:51PM
Beautiful pose and very well placed in the frame David. Hope there 'll be more soon!
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 9:03PM
Glad to see you're well and out with camera David, this is a great inflight capture.
Hope you'll enjoy the summer weather.
JuBarney 6 25 3 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 9:55PM
A lovely BIF shot
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2013 11:57AM
I know the feeling of capturing a heron in flight!! pure joy and excitement David
great in flight image..and now hope you manage to keep getting out
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
21 Jul 2013 12:02PM

Quote:I know the feeling of capturing a heron in flight!! pure joy and excitement David
great in flight image..and now hope you manage to keep getting out

Thank you Lillian. I'm certainly going to try and get out more and if this weather keeps up I'm sure I will. Thank you.
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
21 Jul 2013 4:06PM
Hi ,and thank you for showing interest in my Hay bales image today,
I have not come across your name before as I work full time in a school and dont get time to go through the whole lot of images.
Hope your health is better after this weather and that you will go out again and take some great images like this one you've uploaded todaySmileSmile
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2013 4:25PM
Good capture of the heron. But...
I have the feeling, that you blured the bg on the computer. If so, there are a few edges you should go over again. All around the heron is kind of a "halo", at the feet and the wings it shows quite well.
Hope you enjoy the great weather,
xwang 8 56 8
22 Jul 2013 9:38PM
Nice shot. I like the movement produced by the background .. it seemed that nothing could stop it....if there was no fish in the pool. . Grin Looking forward to seeing your ducks next.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
24 Jul 2013 12:44PM
Good that you managed to get of again David, a well timed capture of this heron
Regards Richard
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
26 Jul 2013 8:59PM
Excellent flight shot. GrinGrinGrin
debu 7 India
31 Jul 2013 12:43PM
Superb in flight captured.
1 Aug 2013 4:19PM
Wonderful image
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 5:02AM
David that is a splendid capture! Looks almost 3D from here!
Very well shot and composed! Love it... Grin
UrbaneMagick 5 172 1 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2013 8:45AM
Perfect capture, shouldn't think a better one will be seen of a heron in flight!!

1 Sep 2013 2:13PM
Superb in-flight shot

Good to here you are feeling better
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2013 11:32AM
superb flight capture - good colour and detail.
27 Sep 2013 1:06PM
Well done Dave, in flight shots ain't easy, you could try upping the shutter speed next time (increase the ISO) and setting the lens at around 400mm or so because the Sigma is reputed to be a little soft at 500mm. Not sure what the marks are around the wing edges and feet but that's probably been caused during processing Wink
Nicely captured.
25 Oct 2013 3:13PM
great shot
banehawi 13 1.7k 3747 Canada
29 Dec 2013 3:51PM
Set your autofocus mode to continuous, or whatever Sony call it. It will track the bird as you follow it, shutter half pressed, and only lock focus when the shutter is pressed fully.

Use shutter priority and get the speed higher for best chance of getting the Heron sharp, BUT the background will not be as blurred as it is here. If you are very good at panning, the slower speed as used, at 400mm would work with the continuous focus and give a nice blurred background like this.


barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2014 6:23PM
you are featured e2 piccy at the moment
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2015 9:04AM
Excellent positioning in frame and background nicely out of focus.SmileSmileSmile
tonyguitar 5 61 35 Canada
25 Nov 2015 12:19AM
Agree with Don above. Lots of forward room and in classic form. TG

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