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    Night Herons

    Black Crowned Night Heron.

    Managed a ton of shots but these I really liked.


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    Night Herons

    4. Those big red eyes were just asking for a tight crop...
    Night Herons

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    Re: Night Herons

    A lot of background clutter in the top two. I think I would crop these down considerably. Other than that, good captures of birds just doing their "thang." Last one is a bit OOF.

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    Thanks Johnny.
    Tighter cropping would mean losing the flying feather fragments so kept as much as possible.

    @#4 - if is not OOF, it is a combination of a tight crop and also some softening in pp as the sharp version at this tight a crop looked a bit "intimidating".

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    Re: Night Herons

    Tighter crop of #2.
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    Wider version of #4.
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    Re: Night Herons

    Bobo...I love the first and second..don't dare crop them the perspective is great.

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    Thanks Sharon

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    Nice work Bobo, that and the Green Heron are ones I am after. I am jealous.

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    Re: Night Herons

    Thanks Paul. I too am after the greenie, not seen one yet but I know of one but have not been able to pinpoint his timing yet. Apparently he goes for fish in one place but goes away for the night. I have him in flight (with a 50mm, lol) so will just have to be more persistent this year.

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    Re: Night Herons

    great shots Bobo

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    Re: Night Herons

    Bobo
    For some reason I really loved 4. Was waiting for him to peck me on the nose. Was thinking that a little attention to the leaf in lower left would make it a keeper for me. you and Paul seem to get the great captures on our winged friends. JimC

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    Re: Night Herons

    Thanks Ryan.

    Thanks Jim - yes that leaf is just too big to try to clone out in a convincing way. I have like 15 shots of him in that branch but he did not move his head out of the way in even one of them. Grrrrr

    Compared to Paul, I have far fewer opportunities then he does.
    After you get the feel for it from shooting lots and often, everyone can become a great bird photographer so keep at it.

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    Re: Night Herons

    Good shots Bobo...#2 and #3 I like best. I have not been fortunate to photograph the Night Heron, hopefully someday.

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    Thanks Joe.

    Don't worry about it. It will happen.

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    Re: Night Herons

    Hi Bobo........Nice pictures of Heron........here is one clicked by me........Night Heron

    [IMG]Night Herons[/IMG]

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    Thanks Girish. Love your shot with the light hitting just the right places. Mine did not get the same light unfortunately.

    Love the colour, just the right amount of sharpness and the pp is great. Well done.

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    Re: Night Herons

    Very nice shots. I like all of them, but it would be nice if you could get rid of the background lines in the first two.

    Thanks for sharing.

    chuck

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    Great shots - when I saw the first, the name "Muhammed Ali" came into my mind..

    Can't think why.

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    Re: Night Herons

    Thanks Chuck, I will try but am poor at large scale background fixes of such scale.

    Thanks Peter. For some reason I still call him Cassius Clay.

    What caused that pose? He was coming in to land and did not do a good job of it so was flapping all over to regain balance. Saw him coming in but was not fast enough to get focused in flight.

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