Julie Pastor  

Great Blue Heron by Julie Pastor

January 2022 - Great Blue Heron

About the Image(s)

This GBH was taken in Lake Martin in Breaux Bridge Louisiana while kayaking on a warm morning in Oct. I was shooting with my Nikon D500 using my 200-500 telephoto lens. My settings were ISO 640 500 mm f/8 and 1/3200 shutter speed. I did adjust the exposure, add contrast and open shadows a bit.. I flipped the image horizontally, as I preferred the subject
looking toward the left. I did crop a bit as well.

7 comments posted

Ginny Salus   Ginny Salus
Very nice! I like the background - contains the same colors as the bird.   Posted: 01/09/2022 08:22:20
Julie Pastor   Julie Pastor
Thanks   Posted: 01/11/2022 19:50:50

Dan McKenna   Dan McKenna
Great capture with excellent lighting. Very nice.   Posted: 01/10/2022 18:46:32
Julie Pastor   Julie Pastor
Thanks   Posted: 01/11/2022 19:51:02

Dan Olson   Dan Olson
Great photo. The only suggestion and its small is to remove the object in the water on the top right. Dan   Posted: 01/15/2022 11:23:08
Julie Pastor   Julie Pastor
Thank you, I did notice that spot on the left of the subject. I had edited it for a nature competition and did not remove anything in the scene. I will re edit it and post it to see the different edits.   Posted: 01/15/2022 12:21:12

Alan Cork   Alan Cork
Really nice image of this heron. Compositionally strong with the heron in the foreground coming from the right with an active stance. Great lighting on the bird. Taking the shot from the same level as the bird really gives a great perspective. I might just clip a bit off the left to remove the oof object in the water but fear there is nothing you can do about the flower growing on the log.   Posted: 01/16/2022 10:23:58


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