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Juvenile Tricolored 002
Juvenile Tricolored 002

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Challenge: Free Study 2017-12 (Standard Editing)
Collection: Challenge Stuff
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO M.Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Horsepen Bayou, Texas, USA
Date: Dec 23, 2017
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2017

A juvenile Tricolored Heron (Egretta Tricolor) hunting for breakfast on the waters of Horsepen Bayou, Texas, USA...

Photograph taken while holding my camera over the side of my Ascend H12 kayak and just on the surface of the water. It was difficult following him around using the LCD to frame while he ran all over hunting. Because of that the photo has a small amount of crop when I leveled it.

It was fun watching him hunt for 1.5 hours. My lens can focus as close as 4.5 feet and he would regularly get to close for my lens to focus. He was about 23 feet away for this photograph.

Oh, the first time he came near my kayak he pecked at it like he was saying to move along, you are in my hunting spot.

Didn't get many great wildlife shots this month that I haven't already entered in a challenge. Hoping this low perspective close up shot with lots of feather detail can overcome the rather dull/flat lighting I had to deal with last Saturday.

This is also the same bird from the entry in the "Winged Things III" challenge.

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01/08/2018 04:01:04 PM
Hello from the critique club

An appealing image that contributes well to the open challenge

A great perspective Ronnie, the nice low shot enhances the feeling of being there with the bird. The lovely colours and feather detail add a significant impact to this lovely bird and the image as a whole. As we have come to expect from your images it is up to your usual high standards, well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2018 10:15:36 PM
Beautiful bird. Catchy title.
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01/05/2018 06:55:20 AM
Nice detail and DOF.
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01/02/2018 02:17:51 PM
Beautiful image. Nice light and right DOF.
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