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White faced Heron

White faced Heron
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Parata (eosnut) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-11
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-16 20:54
Viewed: 1587
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not strictly a Nature shot, this was captured in the aviary at the Hamilton zoo.

We were in an area where there was a dense overhead canopy of trees.
I had the speedlite on to shoot a wood pigeon, when this young heron flew past and landed on the handrail behind us.

Lucky I had the flash, the bright sun was behind the bird, and I wouldn't get much detail.

I had my wide angle zoom on, so every step I took to get closer, the heron took a step back.
Here it is looking at me, and taking another step back.

The original was a little flat because of the flash, so I used HDR to enhance the plumage.

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Bom dia Peter,
I note that the zoo is being visited by some of the major treklensers. ;-}
This has rewarded us with beautiful images.
The Heron is a fine example.

Hi Peter
fine capture of a young heron. nice pose. well done with HDR treatment for good sharpness of feathers and features. the colors look nice too.

  • Great 
  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-04-17 4:08]

Hi Pete.

Am very impressed with the detail and the pose.

stv ;o))

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 777 W: 26 N: 808] (9452)
  • [2013-04-17 13:28]

Hi Pete,
super shot, great lighting, it almost looks like a top class painting

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2013-04-20 2:48]

Hey Pete - long time no see or speak!! Love your bird here - he's a beauty, and you've enhanced him well

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