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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2016-07 (Extended Editing)
Collection: Challenge Stuff
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 150mm f/2.0 Zuiko Digital
Location: Huntsville State Park, Texas, USA.
Date: Jul 16, 2016
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Aug 3, 2016

A Yellow-Crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa Violacea) walks past me while on Lake Raven, Huntsville State Park, Texas, USA.

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 64
Avg (all users): 5.5667
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.3939
Avg (non-participants): 5.7778
Views since voting: 228
Views during voting: 103
Votes: 60
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0


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08/22/2016 07:43:11 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Wow, does this shot ever remind me of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Magnumphotography...in a good way though! Great portrait, love the use of bokeh and thirds, lots of contrast and fantastic tones. Like the contrast of the curving neck vs that huge evil-looking bill. Looks like the light was quite high at the time, so good work on avoiding hard shadows and glare.

The only reason I can think of for this shot doing poorly, is partly due to the fact that FS is always tough, and simply that there isn't an unfortunate frog or fish in its bill, or in the act of being tossed down that gullet, with a decorative stream of water trailing behind it.

Hope this helps, keep shooting and enetering!

Susan
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08/21/2016 05:11:00 PM
Nice close up -
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08/20/2016 02:17:03 PM
handsome bird
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