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Dancing Heron

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Cleanimage, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Picked up this shot at a local wetlands yesterday.

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    NIKON D810    80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6    400mm    f/7.1    1/500s    ISO 250
     
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  2. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Nice action shot and heron is nicely exposed and sharp.
     
  3. Thanks Karen.
     
  4. nice heron shot!!! Thanks for posting that, I need the inspiration to get out and shoot.

    Cheers,
    alexis and Georgie Beagle

    " big bird!! i'll stay on the couch, thank you" - Georgie Beagle
     
  5. Alexis - Thanks for the kind words. Getting off the couch is half the battle. We're lucky that the wetlands where I took the shot are close to the house.
     
  6. The couch is the bane of my existence, especially on grey, rainy days!
    Nice shot, and while the back/fore ground are a wee bit busy you did manage to frame him in the one spot where he fits perfectly!
     
  7. drr1531

    drr1531

    Jan 2, 2009
    Alaska
    Awesome pose on the bird and gotta love the foot action in the water.
     
  8. Thanks Gordon. I appreciate the feedback.
     
  9. Nick - Thanks for the feedback. I agree that both the back/fore ground are a bit busy. Unfortunately, that was just the nature of the setting. This heron was very skittish and I had to hike back in the woods to try to get some pictures where s/he was hanging out. I took some other shots that were sharp but were even busier. I think that this shot is saved a bit by the bird being on the move. It's been a chilly spring here in the DC area and there just wasn't much activity even though it was pretty warm the day I took the shot.
     
  10. Thanks Dan. I think that the bird being on the move really makes the picture interesting.
     
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