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    Default Great Blue Heron

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    This image was created at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in Tyre, New York on 5/1/20 at 8:16AM. Image processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.

    Hand held, Small crop.

    Canon 5D MarkIV
    Canon 500 f/4 IS USM
    Canon Extender EF 1.4X III
    ISO 1600
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    What a great portrait! You and Brian will be "duking it out" for the theme prize!
    Light, DOF, IQ are all topnotch.
    The flying droplets add to the sense of motion and I love the curve in the head feathers!
    Gail

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    Pretty neat portrait here, and the neck feathers sure do add lots of interest with their messy and fluffed up texture! I also like the longer dark crown feathers stuck on the head. I may be wrong, but the eye looks like it may have had some work done to it, but super cool image overall.

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    Hard to get great Heron shots as they are so common but this is nice, enough different to make you look..
    Nice light and processing.
    Dan Kearl

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    Love the flowing feathers, the framing, light and the flying water droplets! Great job!!!

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    Very, very nice. Great that you got a perfect head angle while the bird was ruffling. This bird has a relatively short bill for a GBH. The framing is perfect.

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    John that's a real gem of a shot well done. Tones colours details all excellent.

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    This is looking real good John....At 1/5000 you've froze every feather...It works well here...Really like the feathers on the neck and the facial expression...Nice HA and POV.

    Well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Cadieux View Post
    I may be wrong, but the eye looks like it may have had some work done to it, but super cool image overall.
    Good eye. I removed the nictating membrane.

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    hi John, very very good ...

    congratulations

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    Hi John a very nice capture of a very common bird ... well done .
    I like this one .

    TFS Andreas

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