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    Climbed the hill from hell for some great heron action.......................

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    Very nice shot Steve,

    I feel I ought to say something 'helpful'; I think I would crop just a little off right hand side, no more than losing the G of Strong though, just to make him/her? a little less central.

    Is that background how the lens produced it, or is there an element of PP?
    Hmmm; f5.6 at 420mm, could be the lens, in which case excellent focusing.

    Love the detail under the wing, great shot,

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    Wonderful. Excellent detail in the wing. If you could tone down the background a bit, all the better.

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    Re: High Banks

    Hi,
    Such classical image asks classical cropping (ie golden mean, rule of..., moving background...)
    Thank you for reading.

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    Re: High Banks

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Climbed the hill from hell for some great heron action
    In the same vein as with Rob's 'Stones (not the band)', it was worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Climbed the hill from hell...
    That is only possible in Wales!

    Great shot Steve. I love the fanning of the top wing. The edit looks good with the bird repositioned. How close were you, and what lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Very nice shot Steve,

    I feel I ought to say something 'helpful'; I think I would crop just a little off right hand side, no more than losing the G of Strong though, just to make him/her? a little less central.

    Is that background how the lens produced it, or is there an element of PP?
    Hmmm; f5.6 at 420mm, could be the lens, in which case excellent focusing.

    Love the detail under the wing, great shot,
    Thanks Dave. I had it cropped like that, but then the head was in the center. I split the diff. and made the wing off center to right and head to the left.

    The background is all lens.

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    Thanks terry, i did tone it down some, perhaps a little more.

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    Thanks radu

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    It is well worth it every time, donald. I got some really nice shots this time around.

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    Re: High Banks

    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    That is only possible in Wales!

    It wouldn't be so bad if i didn't have over 50 pounds of gear to carry up.

    Great shot Steve. I love the fanning of the top wing. The edit looks good with the bird repositioned. How close were you, and what lens?
    I set a treestand about 35 feet high on the edge of the hill.(looking on the down hill side, i'm about 50 feet up) My stand is about 50 yards from one of the roost trees. Alot of times the herons will give me a fly-by at around 35 yards.

    The lens was a canon 300 f/4L + 1.4TC

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