Laurie McShane  


"Looking into the Mist"  by Laurie McShane

November 2020 - "Looking into the Mist"

About the Image(s)

"Looking into the Mist" was taken this summer on an early foggy morning at F9, 1/400 sec, and ISO 1250. It was fun to come upon this Great Blue Heron because they are not all that common to see here.


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8 comments posted




Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
The soft colors, the portrait that conveys the stoicism of the blue heron, the setting are all wonderful. There is a gentle "at peace" with life message that, in this high stress time, is very welcome. I love this image.
I can't decide if cropping about 15-20% off the left side is really an improvement, but it does enhance the heron, which is a good thing, I think.   Posted: 11/06/2020 20:14:51
Laurie McShane
Thanks so much.... I'll give that a try!
  Posted: 11/08/2020 10:38:34



Kathleen Colligan
Great Blue Herons are one of my favorite birds to watch. Your photo shows off its beautiful details. I feel like I am viewing this from the same ground level as the bird into the mist. That makes the photo more inviting and special . The ripples in the water is an added bonus to the photo.   Posted: 11/07/2020 10:00:26
Laurie McShane
Thank you   Posted: 11/08/2020 10:38:59



Gregory Stais   Gregory Stais
I fully concur with Andrew and Kathleen. This is indeed a beautiful image. Great composition.   Posted: 11/08/2020 12:09:24
Laurie McShane
Thank you   Posted: 11/11/2020 13:43:16



Ruth Benson   Ruth Benson
A lovely image Laurie. I like the fact that the heron is in it's natural environment, the background, due to it's different colours nicely blends in and does not take much away from the heron. A tiny amount of cropping on the left-hand side may be help. A great image to have in one's repertoire.   Posted: 11/10/2020 01:10:27
Laurie McShane
I will do the cropping. Thanks for the input!   Posted: 11/11/2020 13:43:52