Adrian Binney, PPSA, LRPS  

Green Heron With Crab by Adrian Binney, PPSA, LRPS

July 2024 - Green Heron With Crab

July 2024 - Adrian Binney, PPSA, LRPS


July 2024 - Adrian Binney, PPSA, LRPS

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This was taken when in Aruba (a southern Caribbean Island) in February. We stalked this guy along a small river while he was looking for a small fish or grubs or small crabs. I chose this image as the reflection in that area was pretty good. It's not a dramatic image, but I like the colour and situation. I grabbed a single shot as he came up with his prize. Settings with Olympus gear with my 100-400mm lens (at 400mm, or FF 800) at 1/1,250 f6.3 and ISO 12,800 (situation was relatively dark despite being approx mid day). I developed the bird locally in Lightroom, with texture and clarity plus curves, and the shadow to a lesser extent. I brightened the eyes tad. Finally, I pushed it through Topaz Phot A1 for noise and sharpening, then cropped to square. I have an extra image, being another Green Heron captured earlier in the trip at a river in Dominica for interest - I also like this, but feel it is let down by my angle from above.

1 comment posted

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Hey Adrian, Greenies are always fun to photograph and you did a nice job of this one, The image seemed a little flat to me so I added a bit of conrast and also rotated it just a bit.
Bruce   Posted: 07/04/2024 17:35:53
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