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too close to get him all in another heron shot, many thanks to all that c/c'd on my bird of paradise always good to hear your thoughts and opinionsSmile

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300.0 mm f/2.8 and tripod
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:31 Jan 2011 - 3:27 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Close encounter
Username:pluckyfilly pluckyfilly
Uploaded:10 Mar 2011 - 2:16 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:84
Voters:Brian_Scott · CarolG · gingerdelight · bayleaf1 · Cormy · sweetpea62 · skewey · ccb · VIKI · Len1950 · Chant57 · DeSilver · taggart · Daisymaye · RonnieAG · phil_j · GazzaG2003 · graceland · mrswoolybill · James_C · Imagephotographics · Shroomer · Trev_B · jaymark1 · Richsr · Karrol · mondmagu · bridge99 · User_Removed · Lesley1959 · cjl47 · pronabk · goso · alfie99 · Alvar · DaveBartlett · luckybry · TrevBatWCC · Devon_Wild · Badgerfred · phil99 · barbarahirst · GarrathE · Pricegrah · Louise_Morris · brownbear · helenlinda · Brian65 · AlanWillis · tomcat · JohnoP · bricurtis · KBan · ianrobinson · rogerfry · fwatts · derekv · WindowonWildlife · Ray42 · ringyneck · Alan_Baseley · sparrowhawk · mex · Maiwand · achieverswales · teocali · Gray_ina · rpba18205 · danbrann · TerryMcK · pascalg · wideangler · teddy · davey_griffo · vickyf · HobbitDave · dormay · FeatherFriend · yaco · Mavis · Suehh · Adderwatcher · Silverzone · Glostopcat ·
Views:453
Unique Views:119

Comments

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 2:21 PM

Fabulous, Ann, straight into my shortlist. Carol

gingerdelight
10 Mar 2011 - 2:21 PM

Wow this is excellent! Just the right amount of reeds captured in the background to make it even more interesting. Well captured indeed!
Carol

Cormy
Cormy  7 England
10 Mar 2011 - 2:26 PM

Superbly detailed portrait.
Cheers
Alan

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 5sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 2:28 PM

Beautiful.Well done lovely capture. Lin

skewey
skewey  931 forum posts England
10 Mar 2011 - 2:29 PM

Brilliant capture Ann .

Paul

ccb
ccb  726 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 2:30 PM

Incredible detail, Ann! Stunning composition - perfect.
Christina

Len1950
Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
10 Mar 2011 - 2:39 PM

Lovely detail and a superb/g.

Len

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 2:48 PM

crying with envy--Is this not the most beautiful heron image-- Totally lovely!
JEnnnnnn

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 2:49 PM

An excellent close-up Ann. .............Sandy

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 2:52 PM

You have done a great job with this shot, Ann: the detail on the heron is as good as on any I have seen, and I do like the complimentary b/g tone.
Ronnie.

GazzaG2003
GazzaG2003  12265 forum posts England
10 Mar 2011 - 3:06 PM

beautiful detail, one of my fave birds, great background to show him off.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8776 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1267 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 3:10 PM

Superb! And I love the simple, soft lines of reeds in the background, almost an abstract hint of context. This works as a picture.
Moira

Imagephotographics

Superb capture Ann - well done !

Chris

Shroomer
Shroomer  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 3:31 PM

Detailed to perfection Ann and that is a killer bg for sure
Richard

Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 3:34 PM

Lovely image Ann with nice clarity.

Trev

jaymark1
jaymark1  7 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2011 - 3:35 PM

Very nice portrait, good background well done.

John

Karrol
Karrol  629 forum posts England
10 Mar 2011 - 3:46 PM

This is gorgeous!
The simplicity and colour has that oriental, peaceful quality.

Excellent!

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 3:47 PM

Excellent details and good background to match. Good work Ann.
regards Richard

mondmagu
mondmagu  574 forum posts Ireland
10 Mar 2011 - 3:50 PM

Lovely crisp photo Ann.

Des

User_Removed
10 Mar 2011 - 4:07 PM

Superb capture.
Alf.

goso
goso  9 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 4:52 PM

Excellent work Ann...Bill

DaveBartlett
10 Mar 2011 - 4:59 PM

Great detailed portrait and cracking background

Dave

luckybry
luckybry Plus Member 5luckybry vcard Scotland
10 Mar 2011 - 4:59 PM

not easy getting as close as that excellent image
bryan

Alvar
Alvar  8 France2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 4:59 PM

Fabulous shot Ann and a deserved award. Well done
Alvar

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 5:14 PM

A stunning capture, Ann, has to be amongst your best bird images Smile
Trev Smile

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 6:27 PM

Beautiful ...... should be a card
And congrats on the award

GarrathE
GarrathE  7 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2011 - 6:39 PM

Wow the detail!

Pricegrah
Pricegrah  5 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2011 - 7:10 PM

What a stunning shot!!

Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris Plus Member 52435 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
10 Mar 2011 - 7:24 PM

This is a definite WOW shot Ann, well done its a superb capture. Louise

brownbear
brownbear  6 England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 7:36 PM

Must be good for me to vote for the one one bird a hate with a passion! As the whole bird is not shown, could even be good enough to be cropped to just a head shot, would be interested to see it.
Geoff

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 7:55 PM

Splendid capture Ann
Helen

Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2011 - 8:02 PM

FANTASTIC ANN !!! what detail, perfect. Wish i could give you 10 votes.
Brian

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 8:09 PM

Trouble is Ann, you have now set yourself a standardGrin

Keep it up gal

Adrian

JohnoP
JohnoP  10
10 Mar 2011 - 8:30 PM

Beautifully done - great image - John

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 8:56 PM

This is a good one Ann. Detail and plumage colour A1 - very sharp eye too.
Brian.

KBan
KBan  10473 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 9:02 PM

one of your best Ann, pin sharp
keith

ianrobinson
10 Mar 2011 - 9:36 PM

a lovely sharp capture.

rogerfry
rogerfry Plus Member 9540 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
10 Mar 2011 - 9:50 PM

Beautiful image.....almost looks like a Japanese water colour painting!

Roger

fwatts
fwatts  7
10 Mar 2011 - 10:30 PM

stunning detail ann great photo xxx

Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2011 - 7:45 AM

A cracking shot Ann - excellent detail, and a great clean bg - never been able to get that close yet - congratulations on the UAWink

ringyneck
ringyneck  8309 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2011 - 9:42 AM

Immense................straight to shortlist...then award.

Keith

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6272 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2011 - 10:30 AM

wow wonderful !!

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2011 - 2:16 PM

Superb Ann and congrats on the well deserved UA's.
10 last night and two UA's now. You are riding high. GrinGrin
Ron

achieverswales
11 Mar 2011 - 2:55 PM

The best so far Ann.

Regards

Trev.

Gray_ina
Gray_ina  7
11 Mar 2011 - 5:18 PM

Hi Ann This is superb gray.

rpba18205
rpba18205 Plus Member 5rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2011 - 6:34 PM

Beautifully detailed.
Rob.

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 11543 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2011 - 8:40 PM

Tremendous Ann. One of your best I would say.

teocali
teocali Plus Member 7391 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2011 - 9:09 PM

Superb clarity and wonderful bg tones Ann
Sylvia

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2011 - 9:31 PM

Thanks, re Audubon!

wideangler
12 Mar 2011 - 8:40 AM

Superb!

davey_griffo
12 Mar 2011 - 9:22 AM

An absolutely stunning image. You should definitely have this on your wall. I love the subtle, pastel colour of the background.

vickyf
vickyf Plus Member 9vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2011 - 9:26 AM

Lovely image and superb detail captured.

HobbitDave
HobbitDave Plus Member 7HobbitDave vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2011 - 1:49 PM

Wow, Ann!!! It has all been said. I hope you get more awards. They should invent a word that is better than superb! Defintely a comp winner. Love it.
Dave.

FeatherFriend
12 Mar 2011 - 5:11 PM


Quote: One of your best Ann, pin sharp
keith

My thoughts too Ann, congrats on the awards Wink
Geoff.

yaco
yaco  4 Ireland
14 Mar 2011 - 10:19 AM

spectacular capture....

Mavis
Mavis Plus Member 13143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 2:54 AM

Can't get much better Ann. I would give you a Gong but I've used it for this week Sad I am just green with envy xxx

Suehh
Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 7:33 PM

WoW Ann - this must be the best heron image I have ever seen - Fabulous!

Sue

KBan
KBan  10473 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2011 - 7:38 AM

the best detail I've ever seen on a heron Ann, hence gets my User Award for what it's worth !
Keith Smile

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2011 - 6:35 PM

An outstanding profile of this heron, such wonderful pin sharp detail, congratulations on the many awards you have received for this one, Ed

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