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Nov 13, 2012 07:16 |  #1

Hello everybody,

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!

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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.

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3.

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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.

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5. And an oldie that I stumbled upon whilst browsing my collection.

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Nov 13, 2012 08:06 |  #2

Oh my! Blue King in its galore :-)
Wonderful photos and light.


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Nov 13, 2012 08:28 |  #3

Great images and what a wonderful way to to have realized the first one!
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Nov 13, 2012 08:54 as a reply to  @ peterh50's post |  #4

Great job on #1, a top IQ set as always, good to see you posting in the bird section again Levina ;)


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Nov 13, 2012 09:03 |  #5

I really like them all, but LOVE that last shot.


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Nov 13, 2012 09:05 |  #6

All really pretty shots, nice color and sharpness in all of them.


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Nov 13, 2012 10:19 |  #7

Beautiul! I think that in any weather you have captured the beauty of the heron Levina, admirable skills you have :) I pick 1,2,3,4,5 as me faves :)


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Nov 13, 2012 10:37 |  #8

An excellent series Levina


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Nov 13, 2012 10:58 as a reply to  @ Kevin A's post |  #9

Amazing body of work Levina. Brilliant clarity and detail in this series. It was also sad about Lil:cry:


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Nov 13, 2012 22:31 |  #10

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. What a beautiful job with the heron. I love them all.




  
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Nov 13, 2012 22:59 |  #11

Glad to see you back. Sorry about your loss.

Lillian would've liked this set
#2 shines for me


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Nov 13, 2012 23:43 as a reply to  @ hayath's post |  #12

Levina
your photography skills and your post processing skills put mine to shame.

beautiful photos.
I wish I had the "problem" of getting too close to birds. Quite the opposite for me.



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Nov 13, 2012 23:53 |  #13

I'm glad to see you back, Levina; you are missed around here when you're absent. I'm always impressed to see your images and how you've grown as a photographer over the last couple of years; and these are just prime examples...they're terrific shots!


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Nov 14, 2012 00:46 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #14

Magnificent series there Levina. And as you say, some beautiful colours.

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Nov 14, 2012 00:52 |  #15

Happy to see you back. I was wondering why you hadn't been posting. Yes, that is sad about Lil. Great post prossesing and shots, #2 is stunning.
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