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    Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    Following the Nova Friburgo series, here are some pictures of a Black-crowned night heron. C&C welcomed. Thanks for viewing.

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    Re: Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    Some really fine photographs.

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    Re: Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    I think the first one in this series is exceptional. I like his stance and the clean background.

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    Re: Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    All great shots. Cannot pick a favourite as each has something going for it. Nicely done again.

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    Nice series. Probably the last one for me I terms of preference. Shows off the majesty of what seems a relatively compact bird when it's on the ground.

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    Re: Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Digital View Post
    Some really fine photographs.

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    Hi, Bruce. Thanks you very much! Regards,

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    Re: Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    Hi Otavio,

    I see you have the 'unfortunate' bokeh problem (at f/8) in #2 and #3, I get that too
    I assume that is the Nikon 70-300mm?

    I shoot that lens at f/11 whenever I can these days, it helps a bit I find, I have to be desperate - and with a dim background to use it at f/5.6 when the double edges on straight, bright objects behind the subject is even worse.

    I guess you have your reasons for the framing in #2 - ideally I'd place the subject further right in the frame, so it has less space behind its back.

    Good though,

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    Re: Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    Quote Originally Posted by terrib View Post
    I think the first one in this series is exceptional. I like his stance and the clean background.
    Thanks, Terri, for the feedback!

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    Re: Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    All great shots. Cannot pick a favourite as each has something going for it. Nicely done again.
    Thanks, my friend! I appreciate it.

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    Re: Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    Quote Originally Posted by John 2 View Post
    Nice series. Probably the last one for me I terms of preference. Shows off the majesty of what seems a relatively compact bird when it's on the ground.
    Hi John. Really a majestic bird. I love these herons too! Cheers...

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    Re: Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi Otavio,

    I see you have the 'unfortunate' bokeh problem (at f/8) in #2 and #3, I get that too
    I assume that is the Nikon 70-300mm?

    I shoot that lens at f/11 whenever I can these days, it helps a bit I find, I have to be desperate - and with a dim background to use it at f/5.6 when the double edges on straight, bright objects behind the subject is even worse.

    I guess you have your reasons for the framing in #2 - ideally I'd place the subject further right in the frame, so it has less space behind its back.

    Good though,
    Hi, Dave. The lens I used for these shots was a Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro. Thanks for your feedback.

    Note: By mentioning "Bokeh problems on #2 and #3" do you mean the too much blurred backgroound, causing double edges on the grass blades? Or maybe I misunderstood it...If yes, well, that is really a problem sometimes. I will consider your tip of using F11 on these sorts of background. Thanks for that!

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    Re: Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    #1 is my favorite, I find the grass too busy in the others, you could darken and blur it some in software, but # 1 is an amazing shot!! I have trouble finding this bird, lucky you!

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    Re: Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Otavio View Post
    Hi, Dave. The lens I used for these shots was a Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro. Thanks for your feedback.

    Note: By mentioning "Bokeh problems on #2 and #3" do you mean the too much blurred backgroound, causing double edges on the grass blades? Or maybe I misunderstood it...If yes, well, that is really a problem sometimes. I will consider your tip of using F11 on these sorts of background. Thanks for that!
    Doh!

    I should have read your signature line

    No, I mean the 'double edges' towards the distance; i.e. top of frame in your shots.

    I bright point source of light/bright object, that is out of focus on a lens with 'harsh bokeh', will resolve to a circle with a bright edge, like this.
    A straight, bright object will give a double edge - I just spent 10 mins looking for a couple of images to really show what I mean, but failed - I tend not to post them.

    If I find them, I'll add links to them.

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    Re: Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Doh!

    I should have read your signature line

    No, I mean the 'double edges' towards the distance; i.e. top of frame in your shots.

    I bright point source of light/bright object, that is out of focus on a lens with 'harsh bokeh', will resolve to a circle with a bright edge, like this.
    A straight, bright object will give a double edge - I just spent 10 mins looking for a couple of images to really show what I mean, but failed - I tend not to post them.

    If I find them, I'll add links to them.
    Ok, it is clear to me now, Dave! And it is good to know that you found out that F/11 can give a bit better result! Thanks...

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    Re: Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    #1 is my favorite, I find the grass too busy in the others, you could darken and blur it some in software, but # 1 is an amazing shot!! I have trouble finding this bird, lucky you!
    Hi, Nat. Thanks for the feedback.

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    Re: Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    I usually don't like bird images in which the bird is flying away from the camera but, the last image is interesting! The previous images are super! I'd love to visit Brazil someday.

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    Re: Black-crowned Night Heron - Nova Friburgo - 2 out of 4

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    I usually don't like bird images in which the bird is flying away from the camera but, the last image is interesting! The previous images are super! I'd love to visit Brazil someday.
    Hello, Richard. Thanks for viewing and you are always invited to come visit our country!

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