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Old Jan 30, 2005, 8:44 PM   #1
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Yeah the sun came out today.

This guy let me get to within 30 yards across the pond.






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Old Jan 30, 2005, 9:04 PM   #2
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Great photos zoomn, must have been realfun playing with this one. Your color and exposureare really good and sharpness is excellent. It would have really been super if the background had been a touch more interesting but that's one of the negatives in wildlife photography, you can't tell the subject to go stand in front of the pretty muslin.


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Old Jan 30, 2005, 9:32 PM   #3
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Hi Normcar, thanks for taking a look.

Glad you liked the pics. REally appreciate the critique, still have a lot to learn so feedback really helps.

Yeah the background isn't much in these. I fooled around with a couple photoshop techniques to try to blur the background a bit but didn't get very far, just didn't look right.
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Old Jan 31, 2005, 2:36 AM   #4
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I like them all. Really nicely done. I love the way the water in the second looks like liquid metal.



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Old Jan 31, 2005, 6:35 PM   #5
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I think they look great too. Fine details there. I cant manage to get anywhere near the one who sometimes frequents my pond.
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Old Jan 31, 2005, 7:43 PM   #6
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Zoomn, nice ones. I can't come any closer to the GBH which hangs at my local park. I would suggest leaving some room to the left for the bird to look into.

Also any tips to getting closer? The last one is real nice, with that light falling on his beak & eyes. Keep posting.
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Old Jan 31, 2005, 7:56 PM   #7
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You have some very good pics here Zoomn. They are very sharp and the Heron's color is right on target. But I kind of feel like Normcar about the background. It doesn't do justice to the bird but of coarse that couldn't be helped.

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Old Jan 31, 2005, 8:15 PM   #8
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Thanks for the responses. Appreciate all your comments.

As for getting close these guys. I think it is pretty much impossible to sneak up on them. Just keep trying and eventually you will come across one that will let you approach. Don't look at the bird and move v..e..r..y slowly on approach. Get all your stuff set up before you look at the bird and then be ready to shoot. Often as soon as you make eye contact they go into warp.

If they think you don't see them sometimes they will rely on their camo until you lock eyes with them then they know the gig is up.
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wonderful shots, I actually love the warm brown backgrounds. I never can get anywhere near that close with the herons we have around here.:roll:
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