Heron's landing approach

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Comments (8)

Kenneth Kruse on July 16, 2012

They don't eat bunnies do they?

theverbiage on July 16, 2012

Probably not - although I have seen a sequence of a heron soaking a wounded pigeon in some water both to drown it and make its feathers slick and then get it down just like that! These guys do, though, I think. Thanks for stopping by, Ken!

theverbiage on July 16, 2012

Ken, can I ask you about the crop? Do you think more vegetation/some foreground at the bottom would be better? I wanted to include the building to show it's somewhere (almost) in town, but have no idea if any anchoring at the bottom would help or hurt.

theverbiage on July 16, 2012
Kenneth Kruse on July 17, 2012

I noticed the buildings right off and liked the story they tell. As for the crop, I do feel some additional space could provide room for the intended flight path to become a more integral part of the story, as it is the tree top is a little disturbing and somewhat draws the eye away from the Heron when viewed small, it might also move the main subject out of the center towards the upper 1/3rd. Of course all this would be at the risk of diminishing the size and impact of the Heron. I think it's one of those things that would look better on a large print but for small screen internet viewing this crop probably looks better.

Of course all my thoughts are simply artistic musings, being a Wildlife shot, and thinking of it as such, makes me think diferently.

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 20, 2012

runway visible!

theverbiage on August 20, 2012

yep, you got that right! Thanks for stopping by. Dmitriy.

Nick Weall on February 17, 2013

Heron will eat young rabbits given half a chance, water rats too, young birds and anything they can cram down their gullet ~ crop works for me too ~ well caught ~~

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  • Uploaded on July 15, 2012
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    by theverbiage
    • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
    • Taken on 2012/07/14 06:40:10
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 400.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO640
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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