Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Great Blue Heron

  1. #1
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Lakeland, FL
    Posts
    6,958
    Threads
    1,892
    Thank You Posts

    Default Great Blue Heron

    Attached Images Attached Images
     
    I captured this image at Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County, Florida. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Nikon D500
    Nikon 500mm PF + Nikon 1.4 III Teleconverter, camera and lens supported by a Oben carbon fiber monopod with a Wimberly MonoGimbal head
    1/4000 F/8 Matrix Metering EV 0 ISO 1100 Auto 1 WB, image captured at 700mm (1050mm 35mm Equivalent)
    Post processed in Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC 2022 and Topaz Denoise AI
    Cropped for composition and presentation

    P.S. Learn more about Circle B Bar Reserve in the BAA Middle Florida Photography Site Guide that Artie and I co-authored. It is available at this link https://birdsasart-shop.com/the-baa-...ic-site-guide/
    Last edited by Joseph Przybyla; 06-27-2022 at 06:14 PM.
    Joe Przybyla

    "Sometimes I do get to places just as God is ready to have somebody click the shutter"... Ansel Adams

    www.amazinglight.smugmug.com

  2. #2
    Macro and Flora Moderator Jonathan Ashton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Wirral UK
    Posts
    15,926
    Threads
    2,436
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Spot on I really like the wonderful details and beautiful colours.
    I have one minor suggestion and that would be to apply a little more sharpening to the end 1-2cm of the bill.

  3. #3
    Lifetime Member Mike Poole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    3,205
    Threads
    310
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    He certainly looks like a typical grumpy Heron! Bags of detail, the end tip doesn't bother me personally, I like the face the shadow in the eye doesn't quite intrude onto the pupil.

    Mike

  4. #4
    BPN Member William Dickson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    7,300
    Threads
    1,016
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Very nice Joe.....thats some great detail you captured.....Nice pose....Looks good against the BG....Priceless facial expression.....

    Will

  5. #5
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Waynesville, Ohio, United States
    Posts
    1,131
    Threads
    190
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Wow lots of great detail on this Joe well done. Be interesting to know the age of this guy. I assume he is a older bird with all the weathered bill. TFS

  6. #6
    Lifetime Member Colin Driscoll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Lake Macquarie, Australia
    Posts
    2,143
    Threads
    392
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Yet another strong portrait Joe, you must just about know these birds personally by now.

  7. #7
    Super Moderator Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    25,806
    Threads
    3,923
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Nice portrait. Just enough red shoulder included. This guy does not want to be messed with! I do wish for a "fresher" bill, but the overall image looks great nonetheless.

  8. #8
    BPN Member David Pugsley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    238
    Threads
    58
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Now that's a stern look! Nice portrait with loads of detail to take in.
    david pugsley PHOTOGRAPHY
    http://www.davidpugsleyphoto.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Web Analytics