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A Blue Heron In Flight
A Blue Heron In Flight

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Challenge: Blue V (Expert Editing)
Collection: Animals
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Pennsylvania Golf Course
Date: Jun 13, 2015
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2015

I did not plan this entry. I was playing golf and saw a beautiful blue heron in the adjacent pond. After playing I went back to the pond and was lucky enough to find the heron still present. I took multiple exposures as he took off from his fishing spot. When I saw the "Blue" challenge with expert editing rules I decided to try to compose an entry using the heron. The next day I took some sky shots for the backround. Basically it was an exercise of cut and paste, but since I have not done a lot of layers compositing there was much trial and error. I am pleased with the final result and am motivated to learn more photoshop tricks in the future.

Place: 6 out of 60
Avg (all users): 6.9130
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5294
Avg (non-participants): 7.1379
Views since voting: 754
Views during voting: 222
Votes: 92
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/27/2015 02:55:31 AM
Thanks to everyone for your compliments. There were so many outstanding entries in this challenge. I am happy to be considered in the top 10.
06/26/2015 07:00:30 PM
Nice to see people having fun with composites :) Especially when a beautiful blue heron is involved. Congrats on the nice finish!
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06/26/2015 11:06:20 AM
Beautifully Done.
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06/26/2015 06:23:44 AM
I love this image, so natural and beautiful.
Congrats on top ten.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2015 11:43:43 PM
Very graceful bumping up.
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06/25/2015 09:15:54 PM
My favorite of the challenge and my only 10
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06/23/2015 03:25:47 PM
Just beautiful. The sky is magical. The light on the herons lends great immediacy. The "poses" are precisely keyed to alternate wing beats and the lift of the legs. I love that the plumage is a bit rough, unlike in a guide book, allowing the bird's uniqueness to show.
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06/20/2015 01:55:13 AM
I don't know why I keep staring at the position of each bird. Only 1 bird, but so much is going on in that setup. Front page. A 9 from me
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06/19/2015 05:46:20 PM
Oh! *gasp* Lovely! 10
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06/19/2015 05:12:32 PM
lovely image
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06/19/2015 02:09:02 PM
So painterly and beautiful. Lovely rhythm in the diagonal
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