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Challenge: Free Study 2011-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Mud Lake (Ottawa)
Date: Jul 10, 2011
Aperture: 4
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Blur, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2011

Visiting a new area, Snaffles and I came across some birders. Most of them had 500 - 600mm telephotos. They were all shooting this green heron. So we joined them and what a find! The bird had no problem with shutters clicking! Plus his normal distance to us was between 20 - 35 feet. Occasionally getting within minimum focus distance, for the super telephotos. For roughly two weeks, he would feed at this spot. We were lucky to find this spot early. He is still around, but way less frequent. This bird actually helped me take the plunge. As I am now an owner, of a 500 f4L IS. Yeah, birding madness begin!

I really like this image. For me, it is one of those shots, where everything comes together. Shutter speed, subject, light, depth of field and then the subjects action. I really find the blur and lack of, make the shot. The water of the beak was a good bonus too. So with that, hope you all enjoy this image.

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 343
Avg (all users): 6.6748
Avg (commenters): 7.1429
Avg (participants): 6.7287
Avg (non-participants): 6.4706
Views since voting: 964
Views during voting: 275
Votes: 163
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/08/2011 07:13:15 PM
Expected this to be at least top ten.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2011 11:45:28 PM
love the different angle/position.
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08/07/2011 09:12:13 PM
Love the details!
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08/07/2011 04:17:37 PM
That is one silly-looking heron!! His expression is priceless. Glad you shared this one :-)
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08/07/2011 03:41:02 PM
The water flying from the beak turns this excellent photo into something very special.
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08/06/2011 11:31:31 PM
amazing capture
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08/06/2011 04:37:48 PM
What an astounding fast action capture.
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08/06/2011 04:10:52 AM
What a great moment you have captured here, the bird is nice and sharp with just enough blur to make it stand out. Nice job!
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08/06/2011 12:45:27 AM
Great capture
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08/05/2011 02:36:06 AM
There is certainly a sense of alarm transmitted in both his pose and expression
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08/04/2011 04:25:22 AM
Very nice catch
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08/03/2011 06:19:36 PM
Dinosaur? What a wonderful photo. Just the right blur of movement, sharp where it needs it, fabulous colors and contrast. Great stuff.
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08/03/2011 06:02:58 PM
That bird looks like a cartoon character.
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08/03/2011 02:18:52 PM
Nice catch. I like the water trail and hole that's left behind in the moss..
08/02/2011 11:07:17 AM
Super moment to catch,great stuff.
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08/02/2011 04:10:21 AM
Superb timing. Patience and technique. Well done.
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08/01/2011 11:06:16 PM
What a great expression - the face, the wing spread, the liftoff out of the water - works together well to create that sense of flight and fleeing. Nice catch!
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08/01/2011 05:13:43 AM
terrific
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08/01/2011 12:03:50 AM
Great one! The expression on his face is priceless!!
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