Heron by jo13

Heron

We were blessed with sunshine so a perfect day for trying to catch birds in flight.
Oh, my, you capture birds in flight so professionally. I absolutely love this, the detail is amazing. A FAV, no question!
June 30th, 2013  
PS: Viewed large it looks painted...wow!
June 30th, 2013  
Wonderful capture and a Fav from me too
June 30th, 2013  
Fav! What a great shot - I'd be able to retire from photography if I'd taken this!
June 30th, 2013  
Fav. Know what you mean about the sun, what a difference. This heron is magnificant. Do you get many passing over LOndon?
June 30th, 2013  
Fav Jo this is you at your best ---Magnificent ( cant say more !!)
June 30th, 2013  
Fav Jo brilliant capture In flight
June 30th, 2013  
Jo
@lucypics They can be found in various parks.
June 30th, 2013  
beuatiful photo, so sharp in the flight, amazing
June 30th, 2013  
Beautiful capture. Definitely the sun makes such a big difference.
June 30th, 2013  
Perfectly timed. Wonderful
June 30th, 2013  
That is awesome!
June 30th, 2013  
Fantastic action shot!
June 30th, 2013  
Oh you are so my hero!! Another fab shot... Fav!
June 30th, 2013  
Wonderful capture Jo, fav for me.
June 30th, 2013  
Xcellent----- fav and congrats on the Shoe mundane finalist!!!
June 30th, 2013  
Jo
@jodimuli Well you suggested it, so thanks to you!
June 30th, 2013  
Gorgeous image. Beautifully sharp and detailed. Fav.
June 30th, 2013  
Fabulous capture too...
June 30th, 2013  
What an amazing capture!
June 30th, 2013  
Great shot
June 30th, 2013  
Oh wow, Jo, amazing shot. Fav for sure!
June 30th, 2013  
Wowzers Jo - this is just FANTASTIC - perfect capture - you must be so delighted with this - beautifully done! Been so busy this weekend, but couldn't go to bed without taking a peek - so glad I did! BIG FAT FAV! : ))
June 30th, 2013  
Great shot!
June 30th, 2013  
Amazing perfect capture of focus and exposure. Fantastic
July 1st, 2013  
Jo
@rennes Thanks Lisa, back to flight, i love the challenge and such a joy when you get it right.
July 1st, 2013  
A fabulous capture Jo, I was wondering where you got to shoot these birds in London but I see you said som of the parks. The detail is beautiful. Can you tell me what lens you used and also the EXif Info? thanks and a fav of course!
July 1st, 2013  
W O W !! Fav of course!
July 1st, 2013  
Caz
Instant fav, this is brilliant Jo !!
July 1st, 2013  
Wow -- I don't know how you do it. Your bird in flight shots are so clear! The eyes, the feathers -- it's all terrific. Fav!
July 1st, 2013  
Amazing shot. Great Blues are one of my favorite birds. Fav!
July 1st, 2013  
Gorgeous shot.
July 1st, 2013  
Speechless! Wow fav
July 1st, 2013  
Fabulous capture!
July 1st, 2013  
Amazing!! Great shot.
July 1st, 2013  
Such a beautiful photo, Jo. Wonderful!
July 1st, 2013  
All kinds of amazing!
July 1st, 2013  
one of my must do shots ... this is fabulous! love the details and you have caught it at just the right moment ~ brilliant stuff FAV
July 1st, 2013  
Fabulous capture of flight! You do these so well, Jo!
July 1st, 2013  
Thats great Jo.....a fav for me too...
July 1st, 2013  
You've done it again, Jo! This is so impressive, right down to the claws!
July 1st, 2013  
Perfect
July 1st, 2013  
Jo - this is just stunning! How did you get a level eye shot with the bird?? FAV
July 1st, 2013  
Jo
@elaine55 Lightroom seems to remove all the Exif info... so annoying, anyway I used the 70-200 lens, shutter 1/1250, f7.1, focal length 191 and ISO 400, dispute it being a sunny day, unfortunately I have begun to notice that if I use this ISO or above the image gets very noisy with certain backgrounds which is a real problem as I need to push it up to get the other settings that I need. I have begun to eye up the Canon 6D, do you know anyone who has one?
July 1st, 2013  
Jo
@photofella I'm very tall!! No really, I was quite a distance away and it must have been taking off or coming into land, I can't remember, and was at quite a lowish level, such magnificent birds.
July 1st, 2013  
@jo13 Thanks Jo is it a USM Lens as it takes lovely photos? There is a process in PS Elements that takes away a lot of the noise when I shoot at a high ISO, not sure whether I said this on the photo you took a few days ago and it seems to work quite well. The photos I put on of Vivid at the Opera House were shot at 3200 ISO as the projections were changing rapidly. I don't know anyone with the 6D unfortunately but if you go on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?q=6d%20users%20group there are 3 6d User groups on this page, if you click on them you can often see discussions and also look at the quality of the photos. Hope that helps.
July 1st, 2013  
Jo
@elaine55 Brilliant thanks for that i'll take a look. I have since found that the 550d does have noise issues and as I don't have PS I can't to much about it except not take the shot as I know it will be poor quality!! Yes it is a USM, f4, L lens, love it.
July 1st, 2013  
The shot looks really good to me though. I wish I could afford a USM Lens as they are much better quality, I just have a kit lens IS. Do you shoot in Raw?
July 1st, 2013  
Jo
@elaine55 This shot isn't too bad at all, but the baby blue tit I took the other day was very noisy, it really depends on the background and the crop, I do shoot in Raw and I clean up as much as possible, but I have spoken to others and it seems to be a well known problem in low light, time to start saving big time!!! Your links are proving to be very useful thank you so much for the leads.
July 1st, 2013  
Your welcome!
July 1st, 2013  
Just magnificent Jo. Fav.
July 1st, 2013  
So nice. I caught one flying over water and reflected a few weeks back. Yours is closer up and oh so clear. Fav!
July 1st, 2013  
It's so hard to get a nice, sharp bird-in-flight shot--well done!!
July 1st, 2013  
Jo
@aikiuser You're not wrong, always a joy when one pulls it off!
July 1st, 2013  
fabulous capture Jo! always a pleasure to view your bird shots! fav!
July 1st, 2013  
FAV!!!! such clarity!
July 1st, 2013  
congrats on pp & heres another fav
July 1st, 2013  
Beautiful as always. You can keep the EXIF info... just look in the settings in the export window. Under "metadata", select "all".
July 1st, 2013  
Awesome capture.
July 1st, 2013  
Vee
Excellent capture, Jo!
July 2nd, 2013  
Vee
Fav!
July 2nd, 2013  
Excellent shot well done
July 2nd, 2013  
Amazing! Great capture!
July 2nd, 2013  
Wonderful shot. Well done.
July 2nd, 2013  
wonderful shot.... the detail is amazing.
July 2nd, 2013  
Congrats on PP. Well deserved!!
July 2nd, 2013  
Wonderful shot
July 2nd, 2013  
Pppah! Incredible jo. Fffffffav
July 2nd, 2013  
Wow, just amazing! Fav
July 2nd, 2013  
Glorious!
July 3rd, 2013  
Fantastic capture. Really well done!
July 3rd, 2013  
Stunning! Fav!! xx
July 3rd, 2013  
Stunning capture - your bird shots are fabulous!! I have never managed to get a heron in flight - always been too far away!! Do you use the slider in LR to get rid of noise? I find it works really well and most noise disapears. (In the box under sharpening)
July 3rd, 2013  
Fav by the way!! LOL!!
July 3rd, 2013  
Jo
@pamknowler It's a fine line with noise reduction and sharpening, you give with one and take with the other. Thank you for your kind words.
July 3rd, 2013  
What an awesome shot
July 4th, 2013  
Amazing
July 4th, 2013  
Beautiful! I can always ever get the tail end of herons flying. Butt pics never that appealing. HA! FAV for me
July 5th, 2013  
Congrats on TT Jo, well deserved.
July 5th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT, Jo!
July 6th, 2013  
Fav! This type of shot is why I need to give up trying to get a shot of the heron that lives on my creek! It is always early morning or late in the afternoon/early evening that he flies by...and it is usually shady. He comes when I don't have my camera on me, and doesn't come when I do have it. Congrats on the TT! This is great!
July 6th, 2013  
Congrats on TT Jo!
July 6th, 2013  
Whoohoo, Jo!! Congrats on TT!!
July 6th, 2013  
So stunning. Well done on the TT
July 6th, 2013  
Congrats on TT Jo! Such a great capture!
July 6th, 2013  
Thrilled to,see this shot on the TT. Congratulations
July 6th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT!
July 6th, 2013  
oh look at you - winning challenges & TT - hurrah xoxo
July 6th, 2013  
Huge congrats on TT Jo!
July 6th, 2013  
Caz
Thrilled to see this on TT, Jo, congrats :)
July 6th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT :)
July 6th, 2013  
So delighted to see this in the TT Jo - such a fantastic image - bet you are delighted! Have a fab weekend! I emailed you earlier from the 365 naughty step! Cheers - enjoy the sunshine! : ))
July 6th, 2013  
Stunning capture! Absolutely gorgeous!
July 10th, 2013  
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