Great Blue Heron in sunset's rays (in the wild)

 
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Great Blue Heron portrait. With the rays of the setting sun illuminating feathers. In the Wild. cropped up close.

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alandrapal - Jan 31, 2008 10:56 PM EDT
thankyou Karen, glad you enjoyed it : ) We haven't been out in the local farmlands lately, am wondering if the Snowy Owls are back in our area by now. Must go to check soon.
Karen Moen - Jan 31, 2008 04:29 PM EDT
I guess I missed this one. Amazing color and detail in this lovely portrait. Well done!
Guest - Dec 30, 2006 11:13 PM EDT
thankyou Marsha Sea, for the nice comments. Am glad you like it.
Guest - Dec 30, 2006 08:57 PM EDT
I must have missed this when you first posted it. Amazing close up. The lighting and the detail are fantastic.
Guest - Dec 29, 2006 06:13 AM EDT
thanks very much, Tania, your nice comments are appreciated. glad you like it. Looking forward to getting out locally again soon to take more pics.
Guest - Dec 29, 2006 06:00 AM EDT
Alandra. This is fantastic. It is clear and the colours and textures are great. Well done
Guest - Nov 04, 2006 04:54 AM EDT
my pleasure, Steve. well, the herons very often do take off before I can get a shot, and it wasn't long ago that I thought it would be hopeless (for me) to capture images like this - but have kept trying, and there are so many herons in this area, that eventually it started happening :) Have to add, that I make lots of mistakes too.
Guest - Nov 04, 2006 03:49 AM EDT
Thanks Alandra. I asked largely because it seemed that you were so close I wondered why the heron hadn't flown off! It says a lot for the quality of your 20D (and for your technique, of course) that you can crop so close and still retain fantastic detail.
Guest - Nov 04, 2006 02:33 AM EDT
hi again Steve. about the heron photo, - think it was about 50 feet away from us, beyond a fence. Will pay more attention to the distance next time we are there. I cropped the heron's head from a regular image, for this closer view.
Guest - Nov 03, 2006 05:38 AM EDT
that's very nice of both of you, Mike and Steve. Glad you like it. Will have to check back to see which photo this was, - have taken so many heron shots lately that offhand, can't think how far away I was from that particular one :) will get back later.
Guest - Nov 02, 2006 08:00 PM EDT
An absolutely stunning image! About how far from the heron were you when you took the shot?
Guest - Nov 02, 2006 07:34 PM EDT
fantastic close up of a heron alandra am inspired x
Guest - Oct 30, 2006 04:06 PM EDT
thankyou Alex, Carol and Don. The sunset was altering his colouring somewhat, but I do like it, especially his eye. And as you say, what a beak he has :)
Guest - Oct 30, 2006 03:54 PM EDT
Great close up Alandra! Nice and sharp, Don
Guest - Oct 30, 2006 12:11 PM EDT
Great closeup of the bird,what a beak that bird has,Great photo! Carol
Guest - Oct 30, 2006 11:41 AM EDT
WOW!! a very nice shot.

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