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Challenge: Reflections II (ARCHIVAL) (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 150mm f/2.0 Zuiko Digital
Location: Huffman, Texas
Date: Sep 4, 2017
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Water, Birds
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2020

A Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias) is sharpening it's beak on an available log in the early morning light on Luce Bayou in Huffman, Texas, USA.

After hurricane Harvey hit Houston I was itching to get on the water in my kayak because I hadn't been out in several weeks. As soon as the floodwater receded to a safe level I got out to shoot some wildlife. Here is the story behind this photo as well as the other two in the series.

I entered one of the other 3 from this series in the Reflections Without Mirros VII and got the Red Ribbon. That image I hadn't done the final edit on, this one is actually the only one I have done the final edit for. Once I complete all three (really need to get off my butt and get it done) I plan to print them really large (still working out the size) to put on a wall in my bedroom.

My hope is this one does one place better than the other from this series. Only time will tell.

Oh, I printed this 16" high (printer will only print 17" wide and I wanted some boarder so she could matt the print if she wanted) and what ever that works out as length (it's a 3:2 aspect ratio) on a metallic canvas paper for a friend of mine and it came out amazing.

[Apr. 29th, 2020 01:37:28 PM]

Here is the other image from this series that I entered. Forgot to add it to the description when I entered the photograph.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/04/2020 07:24:53 AM
So many déjà vuís in this challenge.
05/02/2020 12:14:36 PM
Beautiful image and highly rated. The quadrant composition feels a bit too unnatural to me... if that makes any sense.


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