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Blue Heron
Blue Heron

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Challenge: Impressionism II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Washington State
Date: Sep 5, 2007
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Animals, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2007

I've been trying to take a photo of any Heron for the past 2 weeks. They are so elusive, and tend to quietly soar away before you can blink any eye. I was very fortunate he stood still long enough for me to take about a dozen images of him.

Cropped, adjusted color levels manually, ran thru textures at 25% transparency, added about 20% softness, resized for web, added border.

Place: 100 out of 206
Avg (all users): 5.2263
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.2346
Avg (non-participants): 5.2143
Views since voting: 515
Views during voting: 210
Votes: 137
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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09/17/2007 02:10:50 PM
Yeah, herons are hard - easily spooked. I gave this a 10, as I thought the quality of light you captured here was just outstanding.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2007 11:54:50 PM
nice capture with his reflection.
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09/13/2007 11:30:48 AM
Wonderful composition and lighting for this challenge. All the space works well because the Heron is looking back into it. I voted earlier in the week (7) but wanted to leave some comments.
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09/09/2007 07:02:00 AM
Love this composition. Nice colours and light.
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09/08/2007 11:51:58 PM
Almost works.
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