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    Black Crowned Night Heron

    Canon 1D Mark II, Canon 600mm + 1.4x Black Crowned Night Heron

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    Re: Black Crowned Night Heron

    His feathers really stand out! I'm wondering if you could blur the background a bit more so he really pops? His gray tail feathers are nicely defined. Wow, really!

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    Re: Black Crowned Night Heron

    looks really good Rollin. Was this taking in OKC?

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    Re: Black Crowned Night Heron

    Thank you Gretchen for your suggestion. By utilizing layers I am sure I could blur the background which would better emphasize the bird. I must confess I do not necessarily follow the "bird on a stick" composition theory as I prefer wading birds with a little of their surrounding environment to make a more interesting photograph.

    Ron, as to where the photo was taken, it was a small slough at Portland Ave. and Grand Blvd. on the Southeast side of lake Hefner in OKC. During the drought it has, unfortunately, dried up, so no more wading birds for now. I photographed this bird from my SUV, so it is very accessible.

    Rollin E. Drew

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    Re: Black Crowned Night Heron

    I just wonder, Rollin, if a tighter crop would remove some of the distracting background. Maybe lose a bit from top and bottom to end up with 5 x 4 ratio as I don't really want to lose any more from the sides.

    I'm not really sure; another case of try it then decide I suspect.

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    Re: Black Crowned Night Heron

    Yes Geoff I think a little more crop off of the top and bottom would help, particularly the top.

    Rollin E. Drew

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    Re: Black Crowned Night Heron

    Hello Rollin, welcome to CIC, Nice Black Crowned, I like it like it is. Great color and detail, well done.

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    Re: Black Crowned Night Heron

    I like it too, nicely done.

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    Re: Black Crowned Night Heron

    Thank you all for the comments.

    Rollin E. Drew

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    Re: Black Crowned Night Heron

    Nice shot Rollin, I like the whole scene, it is picturesque and more than a portrait.

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    Re: Black Crowned Night Heron

    Nice shot. I would leave it as is pp-wise.

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    Re: Black Crowned Night Heron

    Hi Rollin, I really like it and echo most of the comments above. You've placed it in the environment exactly where one would expect to see a heron. Would you know the Latin name as I'm interested to see if it is the same species as our Blackcrowned Night Heron.

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