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    I was capturing image of this Great Blue Heron perched on a branch of a Bald Cypress tree. It took flight, gliding straight towards me squawking all the time. I captured images until I had to duck out of the way. Image captured at Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County, Florida. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Nikon D500
    Nikon 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 VRII AF-S ED shot at 270mm
    1/2000 F/7.1 Matrix Metering EV 0 ISO 220 AWB
    Post processed in Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC 2017
    Cropped for composition and presentation
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    I do like it, happy to have a hint of clouds in the BG to break the blue sky and the open beak. The head on shots are always a bit weird and I'd prefer a full head on to make it more weird :). TFS.

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    Love the shot! I'd kill for the light you had here, all my Heron shots last week were back-lit. Matrix Metering?? Perhaps I should use it more often...

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    Very interesting image and I like it. I never really like any cropped wings unless is a full portrait, but it works fine here.

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