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Heron on Ice
Heron on Ice
scooter97


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Portrait Of A Wild Bird (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
Date: Dec 27, 2009
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Black and White, Birds
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2009

Still most of the marsh area is covered by ice. These Great Blue Herons must search for any spots where there is a bit of an opening to look for their meal. Bright sun and a lot of glare from the ice. Underexposed by 2 stops. Basic adjustments except for some dodging to lighten some of the twigs that were in the frame.

Statistics
Place: 56 out of 138
Avg (all users): 5.9326
Avg (commenters): 6.3636
Avg (participants): 5.8750
Avg (non-participants): 5.9669
Views since voting: 627
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 193
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/05/2010 04:11:17 PM
how stunning is this shot .. memorable .. :)
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01/04/2010 02:30:37 AM
This is a masterpiece. Light, ice texture, silhouette AND shadow, a true arrangement.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/03/2010 10:46:56 PM
excellent reflection and silhouette..well done
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12/30/2009 05:51:26 PM
Lovely silhouette!
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12/30/2009 03:29:53 PM
Nice shot, this is interesting, 7.
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12/30/2009 11:58:33 AM
Love the glistening ice. The bird silhouette stands out so well. Nice composition too.
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12/29/2009 06:11:22 PM
So, beautiful and artistic...8.
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12/29/2009 02:31:00 PM
Pretty, especially the reflections and the bird's shadow. Silhouettes are not commonly what I think of as portrait-like so this is probably not going to be my favorite shot in this challenge, but it is a nice image.
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12/29/2009 12:33:23 PM
Nice Silhouette.
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12/29/2009 08:48:56 AM
Love the use of the silhouette but I don't consider this a "portrait." :)
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12/28/2009 06:41:25 PM
awesome silhouette
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12/28/2009 04:27:51 PM
Nice shot.
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12/28/2009 01:17:52 PM
What a wonderful shot! I love the extra shadows, I love the grainy look. I'd be tempted to crop out the right and top third of the photo. Simply because the shadow of the egret and the diagonal shadows running through are so interesting. -9-
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