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Marlyn

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Blue Heron - Texas
« on: July 26, 2013, 04:35:22 PM »

Shot at Inks Lake, near Austin.

Canon 1dx with 800mm f5.6,
ISO 3200, 1/2000s f5.6 Hand Held from a boat at sunset.
 
Basic processing in Lightroom 4, fullframe/uncropped.

All comments welcome.

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Re: Blue Heron - Texas
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 05:49:45 PM »

Really fine shot.  You might consider taming the bright grass by the feet. 
Well done!
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Re: Blue Heron - Texas
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 06:32:09 PM »

Nice Capture.
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Re: Blue Heron - Texas
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 09:02:58 PM »

Really fine shot.  You might consider taming the bright grass by the feet.  
Well done!

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I would say that everything in the background should go into less contrast, less clarity, less exposure, less saturation, so that the bird really stands out.

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Re: Blue Heron - Texas
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2013, 09:31:46 PM »

Great capture at a great moment. You should have a read of kencameron's post regarding "beautiful" images overdone, though. (http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=80552.0) The blues are just too intense, even if it is a Great Blue Heron. There's beauty in subtlety.
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Re: Blue Heron - Texas
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2013, 09:44:58 PM »

Great capture at a great moment. You should have a read of kencameron's post regarding "beautiful" images overdone, though. (http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=80552.0) The blues are just too intense, even if it is a Great Blue Heron. There's beauty in subtlety.
I agree with Terry. It's a fine shot, but I've never seen a Great Blue Heron whose blue was as saturated as that. I feel if you backed off a bit, it would be excellent.
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Re: Blue Heron - Texas
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2013, 01:18:58 AM »

I agree with Terry. It's a fine shot, but I've never seen a Great Blue Heron whose blue was as saturated as that. I feel if you backed off a bit, it would be excellent.
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