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Blue Heron and Fish
Blue Heron and Fish
Jaimeson


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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5
Location: Durham, NC
Date: Sep 23, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2006

The picture that I'm proudest of since I've taken up this hobby. This was taken at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in September 2005.

I know that people might recognize this shot, but I still had to post it as MY Best of 2005. :-)

Statistics
Place: 364 out of 833
Avg (all users): 5.7604
Avg (commenters): 6.5769
Avg (participants): 5.7139
Avg (non-participants): 5.9865
Views since voting: 1194
Views during voting: 628
Votes: 434
Comments: 30
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02/23/2008 02:49:14 PM
Wow, great capture, I would be proud of this shot too! The timing to catch this is great. I will agree with some of the other post that a bit of sharpening and maybe a boost of contrast with USM would take this to the next level of amazing. I might crop a bit off the right side as well but that is just a matter of taste for me, anyway, well done and congrats on a fine pic. If you ever give it a run through some sharpening let me know as I would love to see it! Trevor~
02/01/2006 05:25:51 PM
Thanks for everyone's comments!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2006 10:19:16 PM
Beautifully composed image, but the focus could be a bit sharper.
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01/29/2006 01:38:55 PM
great capture but just a little sharper would look better to me
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01/29/2006 01:59:16 AM
Not as crisp and clear as I would expect from this type of shot
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01/28/2006 10:55:50 PM
9 from me...good luck!
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01/28/2006 07:11:04 PM
nice capture, color ok, soft on focus, nice movement, light good, dof nice, b&w great, overall I'm not interested
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01/27/2006 08:04:04 PM
mmmm... catfish are yummy... cool capture!
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01/27/2006 02:49:08 AM
Very nice catch.
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01/26/2006 10:52:38 PM
I've seen birds, and I've seen fish, but this combination is perfect. Good job on this pic.
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01/26/2006 07:50:00 AM
Good close-up, great catch, both bird and photographer...
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01/26/2006 01:28:35 AM
Knowing how hard it is to take a shot like this you deserve a 10
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01/24/2006 02:19:48 PM
Very nice shot
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01/22/2006 05:35:32 PM
cool capture. The bokeh is ncie. Would try sharpening a little more though as the heron seems a bit too soft.
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01/22/2006 10:32:27 AM
That poor catfish! Your focus and DOF are so sharp you can imagine you're reading a "Help me!" expression on the fish's face(?) Nice work!
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01/20/2006 08:20:35 PM
How do they eat a catfish without injury? Great shot!
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01/20/2006 04:12:51 PM
i feel bad for that poor fish...well done
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01/20/2006 02:25:35 PM
This is the sort of photograph that gets published in National Geographic.
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01/19/2006 06:27:35 PM
Very nice capture! A bit on the soft side though. I think USM would fix that no problem.
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01/19/2006 10:28:36 AM
great capture, though I prefer my fish cooked. LOL.
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01/19/2006 07:24:11 AM
Lacks good focus, sorry...
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01/18/2006 09:41:47 AM
Great capture and composition. A little sharpening could help this a bit, but otherwise very nice.
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01/17/2006 07:15:30 PM
aww poor fish
very nice shot
well done!! 10!
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01/17/2006 10:27:27 AM
I dont need no stinking rod and reel.


Good shot. I can already picture him working it around to get the head first.
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01/17/2006 03:53:00 AM
Great action shot! Nice softness to the background. This looks very natural and right out of the camera. I think I would give it just a little saturation and contrast (slight) and sharpen it just a little. A great capture just the same.
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01/16/2006 10:50:04 PM
Good catch. Both of you... :)
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01/16/2006 04:17:33 PM
What an amazing capture!!! Doesn't that bird look proud! I totally love this one! 10
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01/16/2006 02:25:08 PM
What a capture! Your heart must have been pounding when you got this one :) Mine would have been for sure. Great shot.
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01/16/2006 11:41:37 AM
Nice catch!
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01/16/2006 02:07:38 AM
Great capture! I just wish it were a little sharper.
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