I've not posted in the bird forum for quite some time. First I had personal stuff going on, then Lillian died and I was quite heart broken from that and it made coming back more difficult as she never failed to leave a kind, encouraging comment. It's just hard to realize she won't be doing that ever again. I still miss her.
However, the other day I realized I have more friends here and that I miss them. So here are just a few Heron shots that I like. They were taken on different occasions and under different conditions during the Summer and Autumn and so they differ in light, tone and colour. I hope you like them.
Thank you for looking.
1. Grey Heron the Brenizer way.
I have to explain this one. The Heron was too close. About 1/3 fitted within the frame. I took his portrait. But the setting was so beautiful with all the Autumn colours and leaves on the grass and I then thought of mr. Brenizer and his method and began taking shots. Photoshop did a brilliant, seamless blend and this is the result. It helped of course that the bird didn't move a muscle!
I don't think mr. Brenizer had this in mind when he thought of his method, but it worked a charm nonetheless!
2. Also too close and I had to add a bit of canvas up top to give him a bit more space in the frame.
4. A bit of a crop, but I wanted to put the newt center stage! It was taken at dawn in very low light and I had to reduce some noise on the bird as well, so not the best IQ. Still, I like it a lot.
5. And an oldie that I stumbled upon whilst browsing my collection.