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Heron eye

By canadamon  
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

Tags: Wildlife General Herons Wildlife and nature

Voters: JudeC, Silverzone, tigertimb and 13 more


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Comments


JudeC 9 6 3 England
4 Feb 2008 8:06AM
Wow - super close up - Jude.

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4 Feb 2008 8:26AM
Super shot. Sylvia
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2008 9:01AM
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
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2008 1:30PM
You did well to get so close! Well captured
Steve
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
4 Feb 2008 3:47PM
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
User_Removed 8 78 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2008 4:06PM
Nice composition and PS frame ..I like it

DaveO
fishy2 8
4 Feb 2008 5:36PM
niceone.
jase.
Very nice portrait. JNC
SKavanagh 8 312 5 England
4 Feb 2008 7:49PM
Superb shot Did see you have been playing with the border Great work
Steve
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
4 Feb 2008 7:58PM
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.
canadamon 8 4 Canada
4 Feb 2008 9:40PM

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..
5 Feb 2008 12:24PM
Nice shot Damon, well done.

Dougie.
danbrann Plus
11 582 16
5 Feb 2008 3:37PM
Good close up and good border.
gerrymac 8 10 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2008 2:54PM
Love it like the crop,nicely presented
Gerry

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