Walter Naumann  

Blue Herons by Walter Naumann

March 2020 - Blue Herons

March 2020 - Walter Naumann


About the Image(s)

Goleta Beach, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, 2018 04/09 08:08. Camera Canon EOS 5DS R, Lens Canon EF100-400 /5-5.6L IS USM, 400mm, f/9.5, 1/2000 sec. ISO 3200. Hand held. Lightroom Develop crop and sliders. Maybe Photoshop high pass filter sharpening and Lightroom noise reduction.

7 comments posted

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
Walter, this is a magical moment that you captured! This color throughout the image adds to the magic. My only suggestions would be to crop horizontally to that more of the interactions of the "stars" of the image can be seen. I would also remove the two birds in the background. BEAUTIFUL image!   Posted: 03/10/2020 10:57:33
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Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
Good suggestion. Thanks   Posted: 03/13/2020 15:15:47

Kathleen Sims   Kathleen Sims
Nice save of a image with too much vegetation distractions on the right side which does not improve the shot. Your vertical crop allows us to see more detail and keeps our focus on the subject which allows us to see the interaction between the two birds. Great job.

  Posted: 03/12/2020 19:02:54

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Nice shot. Your post processing is excellent. composition, lighting and background are matching and very good. The image has nice action, its reflection and sharpness. To me, the cropping is good. I will not change anything. Good work   Posted: 03/13/2020 14:05:11

Joan Funk   Joan Funk
Beautiful photo of the birds in their natural setting. I like the vertical crop, and the way you have brought out the details in the birds, their lovely shadows, and the rocky wall behind them. I would leave in, as you did, the third bird which is part of a triangle, but I would remove the 4th bird, which is not clear and detracts from the main event.
  Posted: 03/15/2020 16:06:07

Bogdan Bricelj   Bogdan Bricelj
Walter, good nature action! For me the static bird on the top is something, that takes my interest away. I would prefer to see just the two moving birds with their reflections and a little bit more space in front.   Posted: 03/22/2020 18:03:36

Bunny Laden   Bunny Laden
This image is as interesting upside down as it is right side up! Really nice job. I read a story into this. The bird in the back is the "nanny" bird and the two in the front are its playful charges! Nice job.   Posted: 03/26/2020 23:08:37


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