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Ready to Strike

By SUE118
Good morning Epzers.
Loved looking at Carolg's birthday cards and lets hope she had a good birthday. Bertie certainly enjoyed the comments about him.

My Swan family are down to one Cygnet and this one is my favorite as he is very cheeky.
Today's upload is of my Heron as he is ready to ponce on a fish. I didn't realize but one can see all the delicate droplets on the tree branches.

Have a great weekend and I'll catch during the day as internet very slow.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2013 7:36AM
wonderful colour and detail sue love the comp a belter nice one Wink

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Nov 2013 7:40AM
A beautiful image, Sue. Carol
paulknight 8 2 8 New Zealand
15 Nov 2013 8:14AM
Lovely soft tones, contrasting with the idea of a killer waiting to strike.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2013 8:34AM
Hi Sue, it's delightful, misty, atmospheric. As with a recent upload there are things that could be improved very simply.
It does need a bit of rotation clockwise, the reflections are the give-away. Reflections always drop straight down from the subject whatever the angle they are viewed from. Here if you look at the reflection of that ploe it veers off to the right as it goes down.
You could also reduce the flatness, add a more 3-dimensional feel, with a few tweaks to brightness, contrast, and a small Levels adjustment to bring in some darker tones which are lacking here - they would give 'body'. That could be done without loss of atmosphere.
Do you feel like enabling Mods again and I'll have a go later?
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2013 8:40AM
We have a visiting heron, but the ponds to small for him. Yours has plenty of room. Regarding the droplets, I often find the camera sees things that I can't. Hope he caught his meal. Grin Peter.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2013 8:45AM
Like the atmosphere here Sue, and all the glistening dew
Well captured
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
15 Nov 2013 9:21AM the little jewely drops on the branches, Sue Smile

Very nice soft glow this has too.

Well timed pre-pounce capture Smile

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2013 9:29AM
Wonderfully atmospheric image Sue, and you have captured the morning dew beautifully

ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
15 Nov 2013 10:19AM
Wonderful droplets of water on those branches...perfectly timed the misty morning...well done
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
15 Nov 2013 10:33AM
Atmospheric Autumnal scene Sue. The weather plays a pivotal part in there survival, when frozen, no food.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
15 Nov 2013 10:41AM
He is out for a cheap breakfast Sue, excellent capture.


15 Nov 2013 2:08PM
Beautiful image Sue well captured.
15 Nov 2013 3:39PM
A delightful Grey heron
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
17 Nov 2013 8:34PM
Well shot Sue and two good mods.

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