Gabriele Dellanave, PPSA, BPSA  

Grazing Flight Heron by Gabriele Dellanave, PPSA, BPSA

September 2023 - Grazing Flight Heron

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You’ll notice the focus on the soft side. We were sitting in a boat with not much space to spare.

Technical data: Nikon D7000; Tamron 200-500 mm; Exposure time1/1.250; Focal length 500mm; ISO 400; F number f/9. Post production Nik Collection/Ps/Lrc.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
You caught in a great position. Maybe Topaz can sharpen it a little.   Posted: 09/04/2023 19:44:01

Ron Spencer   Ron Spencer
Looks like he/she was gliding in to land. You can almost feel the lift in the wings.
Good capture.I'm thinking you were panning along with the bird.
I have never noticed those buff colors on the wings of a GBHE. I'll look for them now.   Posted: 09/04/2023 20:36:41

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Gabriele, the Great Blue is excellent but the background is not. I cut the bird out and darkened the background and I think the Great Blue now pops. Very nice image.   Posted: 09/05/2023 08:24:43
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Leslie Larson   Leslie Larson
I like Tom's background improvement. Lovely shot of a flying heron especially considering you were hand holding in a boat!   Posted: 09/05/2023 16:31:09

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
It looks similar to the grey heron that we get in UK. The background is not particularly interesting, but you had to accept what was there at the time. Softness is probably due to flight movement. I tend to set at ISO 1250 these days.   Posted: 09/09/2023 05:55:39

Don Poulton   Don Poulton
Well done Gabriele, especially when shooting from a boat. As Michael says, Topaz (or another plugin) might be able to sharpen it. I would use content aware or the new Photoshop fill to add a little space at the top of the image and create a bit more space above the right wing.   Posted: 09/18/2023 10:37:22