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Patient !

By colmar  
Good Morning,

Back to Wildwood near Herne Bay, the heron sat here still and had not moved for ages , I zoomed right in as far as I could with the bigma to get that beautiful eye , I hope some of you like it .....

Many thanks to Bernie ( Imagio ) for his User Award for All Alone, very much appreciated , thanks Bernie

I urge large and for window users f11 and ctrl+ ..... for mac user large and cmd+

Many thanks for the comment and votes on This is my good side,and indeed a few other images , all votes and positive comment that can encourage and improve are gratefully received and truly appreciated. Colin and Mari

Tags: Kent Colmar Bay Heron Wildwood Herne Wildlife and nature

Voters: User_Removed, cantona43, LexEquine and 99 more

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cantona43 15 928 4 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2010 11:52PM
what a beautiful well coloured and detailed shot, excellently composed
Neil
LexEquine 14 1 19 United States
23 Apr 2010 11:53PM
Superb image rendering of the Gray Heron with excellent clarity, color, & pin-sharp eye. Great work, Colin. Regards...Peter
Neeka 11 16 Wales
23 Apr 2010 11:54PM
Wonderful detail!! Well captured.
~Necia~
24 Apr 2010 12:01AM
Excellent capture and nice details Colin I like it ..
saeidNL 10 3 Netherlands
24 Apr 2010 12:05AM
Morning Colin
Wow superb capture with stunning detail.
saeid
morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 12:08AM
Good morning Colin, wow what amazing detail and fabulous colours, beautifully composed and taken.

Hugh
DanielD 10 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 12:18AM
Wanderful image , Colin - It really looks calm and patient Smile
Great details - well done

Dan
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
24 Apr 2010 1:02AM
Good morning, Colin,
Great shot with superb detail and very natural colours.
Regards. Ronnie.
Phil1958 11 272 4 Wales
24 Apr 2010 1:41AM
All I can say is this image is so sharp I nearly cut myself. Colin this is one stunning shot and even better (if that's possible) when viewed large,

Phil
colmar 13 42 35 Scotland
24 Apr 2010 1:45AM
Many thanks Phil, greatly apprecaited the UA Smile

Colin
lesarnott 10 11 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 1:54AM
Great clarity and the DOF and texture of the background work nice!
Les
24 Apr 2010 2:00AM
Morning Colin - What a fantastic shot, wonderful clarity and detail captured, not an easy bird to get these - well done you !!!!

Chris
JimV 14 6 3 Canada
24 Apr 2010 2:35AM
Fantastic shot of this heron Colin, we have blue herons around here but, in all my years of trying, I haven't got a shot of one yet, they sit like this until I'm just about ready to have a go, that's when they take off Sad
Rgds., Jim
gjayesh 11 2 Hong Kong
24 Apr 2010 3:17AM
Gr8 Works on the field
Evgenya 10 Russian Federation
24 Apr 2010 3:26AM
Excellent capture, fantastic shot, Colin.
Evgenya
metro074 10 8 Australia
24 Apr 2010 4:20AM
EXCELLENT!!
Carol
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
24 Apr 2010 4:59AM
Excellent detail in this lovely image...........Sandy
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
24 Apr 2010 5:48AM
A superb capture, Colin, fantastic detail. Carol
goso 14 2 1 Australia
24 Apr 2010 6:14AM
Terrific detail in this Col - fine work...Bill
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
24 Apr 2010 6:57AM
Super clear shot and so well composed.

Ann
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 7:10AM
That is one good Heron shot! in fact brilliant! the detail well got and as for the eye...perfect!
worth being sooooo proud of..and already a UA
Lillian
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 7:16AM
Wow Colin this is ace, so close it is amazing, one to be proud of as Lilian has said.

Linda
fentiger 19 920 24 England
24 Apr 2010 7:45AM
A fine and detailed capture perhaps your patience rewarded.

Albert
lesliea 11 2 Australia
24 Apr 2010 7:56AM
Very nice image with nice detail.
Cheers Allen,
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 8:22AM
The focus on the eye is brilliant and gives the Heron character. Nice shot Colin. Paul
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 8:33AM
the heron being a large bird when you focus on the eye at times its difficult to get the whole bird in but you have managed this very well and same time have great detail
EMJAYCEE Plus
11 10 10 England
24 Apr 2010 8:42AM
This is so very good Colin with superb detail. And the bg retains the natural feeling.
Joan.
jools59 11 4 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 9:48AM
Fab shot Colin.....Jools
Ray42 12 3 England
24 Apr 2010 9:57AM
An excellent shot - that eye is almost hypnotic
baclark 11 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 10:25AM
Wonderful close up, superb details here and that beady eye. Great shot.
Barbara
sparrowhawk Plus
11 282 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 11:06AM
lovely shot with superb detail
danbrann 16 640 17
24 Apr 2010 11:44AM
An excellent image Colin showing great detail and a wonderful pose.
Dave_Holdham 11 4 1 Wales
24 Apr 2010 11:46AM
Superb capture, wonderful detailed image
imagio 14 12 1 England
24 Apr 2010 12:02PM
Lovely detail On this Colin

Bernie
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
24 Apr 2010 1:41PM
Fantastic detail in this superb close-up Colin.
Bob
24 Apr 2010 1:52PM
nice eye detail and a great capture
24 Apr 2010 2:07PM
Excellent capture,
Alan
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 2:11PM
Lovely shot - excellent detail and exposure Colin
Helen
xwang 11 56 8
24 Apr 2010 3:32PM
Excellent capture,beautiful light and detail.
xiaoli
RTDS 12 Cyprus
24 Apr 2010 3:43PM
Wow..what a capture.
Really like this one,you can clearly see all the details.
Well done.
Robert
Billyray 12 70 3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 3:49PM
A superb shot Colin. Large is excellent, great detail and colour.
Ray
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 5:04PM
What a superb close up - well captured!
Carol
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
24 Apr 2010 5:07PM
What a great pose and close-up!

Andrew
Brian65 11 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 5:30PM
WOW!! Colin fantastic shot.
Brian
Roly 13 Wales
24 Apr 2010 6:52PM
Excellent shot Colin.Pin sharp and super detail.Nice one.
Suehh 13 39 6 England
24 Apr 2010 7:00PM
Wonderful detailed shot Colin

Susan
astyag 13 12
24 Apr 2010 7:02PM
Did she lay any eggs? well done Colin, excellent close up, well deserved the award
Astyag
phil99 13 45 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 7:47PM
A superbly detailed shot. Great work....Phil
24 Apr 2010 7:52PM
Excellent image Colin, superb detail and colour.
Tony
24 Apr 2010 7:53PM
Love the detail, especially when viewed large. Nice one, Chaz.
24 Apr 2010 8:29PM
Stunning capture, the detail is amazing.
Christine
24 Apr 2010 9:02PM
Such a beautiful image Colin, the Heron looks deep in thought. Very well done.

Ruth
SteveMoulding 11 3 7 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 9:05PM
Beautifully detailed and superbly sharp. A stunning capture.
Steve.
24 Apr 2010 9:37PM
I have uploaded a canvas version of my" Spring Collection" and it works very well, Many thanks for the suggestion.
Christine
Gezina 14 3 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 10:40PM
I think as far as detail and focus on the eye is concerned this is a real cracker - I'm sorry Colin but I really would have like to see the legs as well or perhaps a different comp. Ina
Shroomer 13 14 167 England
24 Apr 2010 11:31PM

Quote:The heron being a large bird when you focus on the eye at times its difficult to get the whole bird in but you have managed this very well and same time have great detail

I agree Colin a great eye but you haven't got the whole bird in but that doesn't matter. You can always lock the focus and reposition or move the focus points. I might have cropped higher to balance the image out and also if possible readjusted to give more space in front as it looks very squashed in frame. Also watch the sharpening as there is evidence of a halo around the bird caused from this, something I have been picked up on lately with contrasty bg's
Richard
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
24 Apr 2010 11:50PM
Great shot and I haven't got a halo on my screen, super detail, such lovely birds

Nicky Smile
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
25 Apr 2010 1:18AM
The sharpness and clarity are fantastic. - gary
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
25 Apr 2010 1:32AM
Super detail in this one Colin.
Excellent shot.
Mick.
Lammya 10
25 Apr 2010 10:34AM
The eye is really beautiful and the feathers so sharp
Marilyn
25 Apr 2010 11:04AM
great shot spot on
jj
gerrymac 13 10 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 3:14PM
Brill. comp./detail 1st class
Gerry
Canadiann 10 2 Canada
26 Apr 2010 12:52AM
A wonderful detailed close up Colin, Love this very much. Another super duper job. Love the colour too.
Regards
Ann
lianna 10 13 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2010 2:55PM
happy to make this 90!!! Went there last year, but it was wet and miserable, looks like you had a beautiful day. a stunning place to go.....

A fantastic capture, great detail esp in the eye. very well captured x x x x
WL_Harris 12 3 2 United States
28 Apr 2010 2:52PM
Up close and personal.
Excellent shot.
Have a great day.
Lee
evelen 15 5 England
28 Apr 2010 6:36PM
wonderful capture and detail.
eve.
jonathanbp 12 99 Thailand
29 Apr 2010 8:13PM
Stunning capture - Jonathan
7 May 2010 11:19AM
cracker Colin a must viewed large

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