[LRflex] Re: IMG: Great Blue Heron

Great picture.
Cheers,

Michiel fokkema

On 17-1-2011 22:05, Doug Herr wrote:
> The local fish hatchery's resident Great Blue Heron has been very cooperative 
> but the backgrounds and lighting have not been.  Yesterday I tried unusual 
> (for me) technique:
>
> I used a tripod
> I used the camera's base ISO
> I stopped the lens down to f/19
> I used rubber muck boots
> I used mirror pre-release and self timer
> I used a 1/2 sec shutter speed.
>
> There were 2 ideas behind the 1/2 sec shutter speed.  First, I wanted to 
> reduce the contrast of the flowing water, and second, I wanted to contrast 
> the heron's motionlessness with the flowing water.  The rubber muck boots 
> were so I could stand in the stream without soaking my feet.  I did this to 
> get a jumble of rocks out of the background.
>
> What do you think? (klicken Sie the Picture to embiggen the Pixels)
>
> http://wildlightphoto.com/birds/ardeidae/gbhero04big.jpg
>
> R8/DMR, 280mm  f/4 APO
>
> All comments and critique welcome.
>
> Doug Herr
> Birdman of Sacramento
> http://www.wildlightphoto.com
>
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