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Crater Catch

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Challenge: Free Study 2018-01 (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: Jan 13, 2018
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/3200
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2018

A Tricolored Heron (Egretta Tricolor) catches a small minnow on the waters of Horsepen Bayou, Texas, USA.

Photograph taken handheld holding the camera over the side of my Ascend H12 kayak while using a Godox V860iiO w/ a Better Beamer flash extender. I used the LCD screen flipped out to frame and capture the image, which wasn't easy with an effective 600mm lens. The flash made it a lot more bulky compared to holding just the camera/lens over the side, which I have done many times in the past. This was my first time using the flash, so was a new experience.

This photograph only has a 400px crop from leveling and was shot from a distance of 18 feet with a DoF of 1.0 inches.

I just ordered a 30x20 print of this photograph on metallic paper from Mpix Pro and can't wait for it to arrive. It arrived and it looks amazing..............

Place: 5 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.6400
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.5455
Avg (non-participants): 6.8235
Views since voting: 950
Views during voting: 93
Votes: 50
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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02/10/2018 06:24:02 PM
Thanks everyone for all the comments and votes, really appreciate it.

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For those wondering, the print does look absolutely amazing. Waiting to get my 40x30 of another shot of this bird from getting framed. Canít wait to hang both of them in my office.
02/09/2018 10:32:49 AM
love the detail in the neck feathers. Congrats on the T5
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02/09/2018 08:33:40 AM
Awesome capture. Sharp tack
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02/09/2018 02:12:00 AM
Superb capture. Congrats.
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02/08/2018 11:36:29 AM
Awesome capture. Congrats on HM.
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02/08/2018 11:33:10 AM
Hello from the critique club

An appealing image that contributes to the open challenge well

Well done Ronnie, your edging ever closer to that top spot in the Free Study! And what a well deserved placing, an excellent action shot. It's perhaps a shame the fish is so small but it can be seen. I think your use of the flash has worked very well enabling you get good sharp action freezing, I wait with baited breath to see what further delights await usÖ!
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02/08/2018 09:48:37 AM
One of my top picks. Excellent!
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02/08/2018 04:47:07 AM
What a stunning image. Congrats on the HM, also loved reading your notes.
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02/08/2018 04:41:41 AM
Congrats on the HM!
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02/08/2018 02:42:06 AM
wow, what a great shot. I can imagine that the print looks awesome too
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2018 11:43:04 AM
Exquisite detail.
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02/02/2018 08:36:16 AM
great shot!
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02/01/2018 11:23:30 AM
what a great shot!!!
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