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The Great Blue Heron,  (Ardea herodias)
The Great Blue Heron,  (Ardea herodias)

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color in Black and White (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: St. George, Utah
Date: Sep 21, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2008

Ok , so not the brightest colored of birds.
CS3 RAW adjustments.
White balance (daylight)
Temp-5900, tint-+10, exposure-0, recovery-0, fill light-21, blacks-18, brightness-+56, contrast-+42, vibrance-+40, Saturation-+42.
Curves- output 140, input 158.
B&W. red-88, yellow-107, green-40, cyans-55, blue-3, magentas-60.
Crop, sharpen, save for the web.

Place: 73 out of 240
Avg (all users): 5.5063
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.2586
Avg (non-participants): 5.6500
Views since voting: 542
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 158
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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10/01/2008 06:20:52 AM
Lovely Shot Alan, Go Team UK! :)
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10/01/2008 06:18:37 AM
Very handsome looking heron.
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10/01/2008 12:24:16 AM
Loved this one, should've ranked higher, good score though! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2008 07:33:44 PM
Love the sharpness on this shot. Good luck!
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09/25/2008 02:22:03 PM
nice lighting and over all shot!
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09/24/2008 12:23:46 PM
Comment only - fellow DPCO III team member - Go team UK.
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09/24/2008 11:51:35 AM
Lovely light, lovely shot. In my eye, I can see the grey/blue color, but I will admit I like this quite a bit in B&W. Well suited to it.
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09/24/2008 12:52:18 AM
These guys are grey to begin with.... nice shot of the heron though.
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