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I think some times I worry to much about getting close-up Shots with tons of Detail but I feel that sometimes that detracts from the real beauty of the entire shot. Here are a Couple with Environment left in and Shot at Greater distance. I Hope you will find them pleasing

A Immature Little Blue Heron on Branch
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A great Blue Heron Checking out Branch Mate
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Awe Heck here is a Immature Night Heron Pretty close
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Hey Gary couldn't help yourself on that last one eh? :biggrin:

thanks for posting these sometimes we do get so caught up on being close and forget the environment! Very nice imaging and feel to these shots.

Wade


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some of mine:

http://homepage.mac.com/wadedowdy/.Pictures/Birds Flight/Geese.JPG

http://homepage.mac.com/wadedowdy/.Pictures/Birds Static/Print 18.JPG

http://homepage.mac.com/wadedowdy/.Pictures/B&W Wildlife Photo Art/BW Egret.JPG

http://homepage.mac.com/wadedowdy/.Pictures/Birds Static Vol 2/080517 Horseshoe31.JPG

and one with a st. louis icon, the clark bridge in the background.

http://homepage.mac.com/wadedowdy/.Pictures/B&W Wildlife Photo Art/_DSC1790.JPG
 
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Hey, Gary, glad to see you're branching out to environment shots! (Get it? Branching out? Har, har, har.)

These are your usual awesome shots. Love the second one. Certainly makes me want to take a trip to Northern Alabama. Can't remember last time I saw a 'hill'.

And the final close-up is lovely. Looks like you had a good day!
 
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Hey Gary couldn't help yourself on that last one eh? :biggrin:

thanks for posting these sometimes we do get so caught up on being close and forget the environment! Very nice imaging and feel to these shots.

Wade


ps
some of mine:

http://homepage.mac.com/wadedowdy/.Pictures/Birds Flight/Geese.JPG

http://homepage.mac.com/wadedowdy/.Pictures/Birds Static/Print 18.JPG

http://homepage.mac.com/wadedowdy/.Pictures/B&W Wildlife Photo Art/BW Egret.JPG

http://homepage.mac.com/wadedowdy/.Pictures/Birds Static Vol 2/080517 Horseshoe31.JPG

and one with a st. louis icon, the clark bridge in the background.

http://homepage.mac.com/wadedowdy/.Pictures/B&W Wildlife Photo Art/_DSC1790.JPG

Hey, Gary, glad to see you're branching out to environment shots! (Get it? Branching out? Har, har, har.)

These are your usual awesome shots. Love the second one. Certainly makes me want to take a trip to Northern Alabama. Can't remember last time I saw a 'hill'.

And the final close-up is lovely. Looks like you had a good day!

Thanks Wade

You have some great stuff there, Well Done

I got It Pia, You would be Welcome!!!
 
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Pia,
We drove through the "Orlando Hills" when we went to the Raptor Center during MI V

Gary,
This is a nice change for you - I like 'em all.

PS I learned to "love" environmental shots when my glass was not long enough to get close-ups :tongue:
 
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Pia,
We drove through the "Orlando Hills" when we went to the Raptor Center during MI V

Gary,
This is a nice change for you - I like 'em all.

PS I learned to "love" environmental shots when my glass was not long enough to get close-ups :tongue:

Thanks Nick, Appreciated!
 
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Gary,

I am so glad that you started this thread!! I spent part of my vacation at Chincoteague and Assateague island. I only had one chance to photograph egrets and glossy ibis. I used the 300 2.8 + 2.0 teleconverter. I was able to get a few closeups, but most of my shots included plenty of background err environment:biggrin:. I plan to review my images again and recrop them. The marsh areas really are beautiful... no need for me to crop everything away!! :cool:

Ooops, I forgot to comment on your photos!! I like all three of them, especially the first one because of it's simple composition.
 
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Gary,

I am so glad that you started this thread!! I spent part of my vacation at Chincoteague and Assateague island. I only had one chance to photograph egrets and glossy ibis. I used the 300 2.8 + 2.0 teleconverter. I was able to get a few closeups, but most of my shots included plenty of background err environment:biggrin:. I plan to review my images again and recrop them. The marsh areas really are beautiful... no need for me to crop everything away!! :cool:

Ooops, I forgot to comment on your photos!! I like all three of them, especially the first one because of it's simple composition.

Thanks Crystall, It was just meant to be food for thought and I like Habitat Shots

I am also guilty of obsessing on closeups. These are a refreshing change.

There is nothing wrong with Close-up Shots but this brings another Dimension
 
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Nothing wrong with close-ups, but photos with nice backgrounds are always refreshing! Nice job, Gary!

Gary,
excellent series, last week I had a juvie NH fishing out of my koi pond, he wasn't being very shy about it either.
Kevin P.

Nice series. I do like No. 1 because of the great contrast.

Thanks You all For looking and Leaving a comment!!\

Just food for thought!
 
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Very Nice

Excellent composition, Gary. Thanks.
 

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