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Into The Wind

Into The Wind
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Copyright: Werner Dirla (werdir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-09
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G, 67 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Marshy Point Nature Center [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-10 2:55
Viewed: 1229
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We had extremely strong winds on both Saturday and Sunday and most of the water in the Dundee Creek had been blown out into the Chesapeake Bay. When I went to the nature reserve on Sunday, it was almost deserted because of Mother’s Day. Because of the lack of human activity and the fact that the fish were now easier to catch, the bird activity was phenomenal. This Great Blue Heron just took off (his feet are flinging mud) looking for his next fish, which didn’t take long.

It was a partly cloudy day, so I had to continually adjust ISO to maintain a fast shutter speed as the sun went in and out of the clouds.

Thanks for viewing and have a good start to the new week.

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hi Werner my the timing in this is good you have placed the Heron well in the frame and have a excellent sharpness and good dof
tfs regards bryan

One of the best shots of this beautiful bird on this site and that honor goes to you- period. One of you best shots to date- congrads my friend and all my compliments!

Best Dilshan

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-05-10 3:43]

Hi Werner,
Another quality wildlife shot from you, good choice of high ISO when the light is like that, it can so easily sap the colour from an image in an instant! You have caught this one beautifully on take off, the smaller details are superbly caught and pin sharp too, like the muddy water off it's feet - frozen in mid air, brilliant. The composition of the photograph is great too giving the bird space to fly into and great DoF to bring the main focus to the Heron. Great work. Best wishes

HI Werner,
A wonderful wild life shot at its best,this is very interesting and decisive moment composition of this bird,the diffused lighting and well exposure and beautiful details of your subject are all this elements which make it a wonderful and truly wild shot.
Best Wishes

Wow Werner, you are really getting some great heron shots!! I'm so impressed.
This looks just great to me .. composition, sharpness, color, action .. you've got it all here. What a graceful looking bird with its curved neck.
Very well done my friend.

Bonjour Werner
Très jolie capture avec un bon timing sur ce vol élégant.Les détails sont bons en dépit d'une faible lumière.
Bravo Werner et merci pour le partage!Catherine

Hello Werner,

Bellissime ce héron, même avec les pattes encore maquillées de boue, l'envol est assurément léger et majestique.
Malgré le ciel capricieux, vous avez réussi une luminosité convenable pour cette composition fort agréable.
Cette image est estimable, merci pour le partage de votre passion. Belle semaine à vous.
Amitiés sincères. Yolande

Hi Werner,

What a delightful shot from Heron with such marvelous details!

I like the eye of the bird, you captured with razor-sharp focus and the perfect contrast to the surroudings. The colors are natural and the timing was just perfect!

Well done!

Kind regards,

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2010-05-10 12:08]

Hi Werner,
You have certainly caught the details with this Heron capture.
Good clarity, just look at that wet mud falling off its feet
& sharp details of its feathers.Well taken IMHO.


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-05-10 12:27]

Hi Werner,
what elegant Blua Heron.What elegant pose you catch.Thin black frame is also so elegant.Perfect work my dear friend.TFS.Necla.

Great timing, the pose is beautiful.

What you say about adjusting ISO continually is something that also happens to me in cloudy days or evenings, hahaha.

I guess f/5.6 is the widest aperture for 300mm and it is enough to accomplish a great DOF effect, like you did here.

Good shot Werner, one to be proud of.

Galder Jon

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  • solrac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1103 W: 26 N: 1025] (9012)
  • [2010-05-10 14:40]

Hola Werner
Otra gran captura de esta gran ave volando , bello color de sus plumas , gran nitidez y encuadre perfecto , gracias por compartir

Buen dia
un saludo

Great moment.
Very nice , I like this photos.

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 25 N: 122] (555)
  • [2010-05-11 16:44]

Hi Werner,

I know it seems like it should be an easy thing to do to capture a good quality heron in flight shot, but I know that it's not. You have really good details in your photo. I always look for the little wisp of feathers at the back of their heads -- as you have presented. The colours of the huge bird's wings and body are excellent. Well done! TFS.


Hello Werner,an excellent composition, and excellent timing to capture the heron in flight.The shot is so sharp that we can see the droplets of mud falling from its feet as it takes off.The blurred bg accentuates the sharpness of the details of the heron, well done.
Regards Jean.

Hi Mate,

Awesome in-flight capture of a pretty heron.
The details and colour looks very precise and accurate.
TFS and have a nice day MF!


beautiful timing

Am fascinated by herons and have been looking to take a shot like this. Excellent! I'll keep on trying, remembering yours, down to the curved drops of water off the foot.

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