Laurie McShane  

Heron by Laurie McShane

August 2022 - Heron

About the Image(s)

This was taken on the lake one foggy morning. I haven't been sure if it's cropped appropriately - the original was wider on the left. It's rare to see a Blue Heron here and I love how they stand so still!

4 comments posted

Keith Francis   Keith Francis
I like the cropping. If the heron had been looking down then I'd suggest that you could crop the left side, but with the heron gazing leftward, I think how you've done it is fine (my opinion only). This image has a bit of a dreamy feel to it with the fog and I like it. It is a nice image to look at.
Where my wife and I winter in Alabama, Blue Herons will stand by the fishermen on the Gulf beach waiting very patiently for them to catch something and throw it to them to eat.   Posted: 08/04/2022 20:21:52

Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
While I cannot comment on Alabama (the Carolinas are similar for Heron watching), I love the soft, dreamy image. And, I agree, the cropping is very good. Keep up this great work!   Posted: 08/05/2022 10:41:41

Kathleen Colligan
I like the angle in which you took this photo being almost level with the Blue Heron. I agree with above comments and think the cropping is well done too.   Posted: 08/08/2022 05:08:04

Gregory Stais   Gregory Stais
Beautiful image of this foggy morning with the Blue Heron. Your composition is perfect, and the reeds in the foreground provide some depth and context to the overall image.

I agree with everyone's comments regarding he crop. I would not change anything.
  Posted: 08/08/2022 17:09:51


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