Pierre Williot  

 Green Heron Fishing by Pierre Williot

October 2021 - Green Heron Fishing

About the Image(s)

Equipment: Olympus E-M1X camera, Olympus M Zuiko 100-400 mm, Monopod

Setting: ISO 500, 400mm (full frame equivalent of 800mm), f/ 9.0, 1/160sec

Cropping and light adjustments in LightRoom.

7 comments posted

Geoff Wiggins   Geoff Wiggins
Great setting beautifully sharp. I always find it hard to get the little creatures doing something. You have doe well getting the heron wit a fish in its mouth. The lighting has worked well in bringing out the detail in the birds feathers.   Posted: 10/10/2021 09:48:49

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Lucky catch! For you and the heron! So surprised its so sharp given you had an 800mm and only 1/160 sec! Even with a monopod!

I'd consider darkening the background down a lot and bring up the bird. Its the same problem I had with my Purple galinule a couple of months ago, and that was the consensus. If you have a bit more tail room for her, that would be helpful.

If you aren't going to compete with it in Nature, you can definitely blur the background a lot.

Where did you find her? Great moment!   Posted: 10/10/2021 18:37:56
Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Hi Brenda,
The combination of light and sensor stabilization is fantastic allowing much lower speed (minimizing the noise generated by high ISO). (Unfortunately, I found cropped sensors (micro 4/3) noisy at high ISO...)   Posted: 10/13/2021 16:38:11

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Good capture of the green heron with its catch. The background is distracting because it is so bright. It would benefit from some darkening. It's possible that a lower f stop and higher shutter speed would have removed some of the distraction by blurring the background some.   Posted: 10/11/2021 14:53:54

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Thanks you all for these very constructive comments.   Posted: 10/13/2021 16:38:56

Robyn Carter   Robyn Carter
(Group 89)
love this - Love the colouring and texture that you've caught on the Heron, and that fish - makes it.   Posted: 10/14/2021 00:46:13

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
The Green Heron is one of my favorite birds. You have captured him on a branch close to the water where they love to perch while fishing. Of course the fish is a bonus.
I agree with previous comments about the background.   Posted: 10/14/2021 15:32:35


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