Heron

Managed to zoom in and crop down to get a reasonable photo of a heron this morning whilst walking the dogs. Max and Charlie have become so good now, and seldom pull and tug when I tell them I want to take a photo!
Fabulous detail Desi and well done with the dogs!
posted May 30th, 2018  
@narayani Thank you. Pity about the house roof and chimney in the background, but I guess that is what happens when I grab opportune shots instead of sitting somewhere to plan a better background!
posted May 30th, 2018  
@seacreature Think of it as a portrait of Urban Heron in it's natural environment. Lovely shot.
posted May 30th, 2018  
Great shot Desi
posted May 30th, 2018  
@meotzi Aaah thanks Caryn. That is one way of rationalizing it! I also have a new camera and need to learn to quickly adjust settings - if I took the time to change my aperture I might have had a better background (but no heron - he stretched out and took off right after this shot. LOL)
posted May 31st, 2018  
@777margo Thanks Margo!
posted May 31st, 2018  
The feather detail is super. I don't have a problem with the backdrop, au contraire it shows how much Nature successfully adapts to circumstances.

BTW how did the wedding shoot go?
posted May 31st, 2018  
In a perfect world maybe there wouldn’t be rooftops or chimneys but the detail is so fabulous and this, I didn’t even notice. Besides I think it’s interesting to show how close to civilization the heron lives.
posted May 31st, 2018  
I'm impressed that you're able to get such a great capture while having two dogs on a leash!
posted June 1st, 2018  
Master of all he surveys... I like this.
posted June 1st, 2018  
@s4sayer Thanks Margo. Wedding only happens 28th June. I am taking photos every day of something - mostly people or parts of people to just try and stay in practice getting focus and exposure right in various weather conditions. Need to also start some indoor practice as well if possible, and practice with my flash in case the light is poor on that day
posted June 2nd, 2018  
@beckyk365 Thanks Becky. We have a wealth of birds very close, so if I was dedicated to bird photography I am sure I could stake out an area and get birds with sky or reeds as backgrounds.
posted June 2nd, 2018  
@bf2016 Thanks Barbara. I'm impressed at how far Max and Charlie have come since I first got them, that I can take photos while holding them on leads. In the beginning they just wanted to chase birds or anything that moved. ... Now they will usually sit reasonably still when I tell them to.
posted June 2nd, 2018  
@vignouse Thank you very much. The marina in which his pole resides is teeming with small fish and mud prawns so I am sure he has a full belly
posted June 2nd, 2018  
Great capture. Fav
posted June 5th, 2018  
@spectrum Thank you very much for the comment and the fave
posted June 5th, 2018  
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