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Old 04-06-2012, 12:18 AM
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A Great Blue

On the same trip that I spotted the two adirondack chairs, I spotted this Great Blue Heron sitting on someone's porch. I had my husband stop the car and I jumped out and got this shot. Ron, I used your 67 grey for the matting. By golly, I think it works well with the GREAT BLUE"S coloring


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Oh, that's beautiful! Just a perfect pose. Your exposure and positioning is spot on!

Yes, Lorell, that mat is about equal to a "zone V", or 50% gray card, so it is neutral enough to go with about anything...color or black and white images. Looks very nice.


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Lorell, I agree with Ron, that is a perfect pose. I love how the individual feathers spread out in the front and how the head looks out to the right. Beautiful.
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Lorell, that was a productive trip.

Great heron capture. The warm earthtones work perfectly with the cool blues of the bird. And as a secondary bonus, with the stucco and feathers you've got some nice textures there.
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Oops, I meant 18% gray card. When I said "zone V", I was thinking FIVE, so I said 50% when I meant 18%. Large error if I was making a chemical or something. (An 18% gray card is zone V so go figure!)


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Re: A Great Blue

From what I understand, when the Great Blue show off their plumes on their chest, they are doing so to attract the female. I think this bird was a big cocky!

Many thanks Ron, Dave, and Bill. Such complimentary words are very much appreciated.
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Oh my, that is awesome! How close we're you? Such clarity! I am envious!
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Dudley, Deb, and Natalie,
Thanks for posting your nice reactions.

I was probably about 15 feet from this fellow. He was sitting on a ledge of a 4 foot high wall in the front yard of someone's house. He probably visited the house daily because they gave him treats. So he let me get pretty close before starting to turn away. It was luck again.
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Very nice capture. The sharpening and clarity of the feathers makes it striking! Nice all around!
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Re: A Great Blue

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Dudley, Deb, and Natalie,
Thanks for posting your nice reactions.

I was probably about 15 feet from this fellow. He was sitting on a ledge of a 4 foot high wall in the front yard of someone's house. He probably visited the house daily because they gave him treats. So he let me get pretty close before starting to turn away. It was luck again.


15 ft? Around here if a car stops 100 foot away and stays in the car they fly away! OH MY!
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