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HeronJanuary 18, 2007

Heron

EXIF:     Aperture Priority, Pattern Metering, EV +1 1/3, 5 sec, F/5.6, ISO-100, 200 mm (320 mm equivalent), slightly cropped to correct perspective
Camera/Lens:     Canon EOS 350D Digital Rebel XT, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location:     Lake Apopka, Florida
Notes:     A common sight in Florida, but cool and otherworldly to me.

I love what the long exposure does to the reflections in the water.

I also love that this bird held still for the 5 seconds. (At least, still enough to look sharp at this size and with a bit of PS sharpening.) I took another photo that I would have liked better, but it was a 15 second exposure and the heron turned around halfway through, leaving me with an image of a two headed bird.


Categories: Birds | Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 | Canon EOS 350D Digital Rebel XT | Florida | Long Exposures | Reflections | Water
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Comments
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Heh. We'll turn you into a bird photographer after all!

Seriously, even if you don't *love* birds, there's something about photographing them that makes you love them as a subject.

Posted by: ianqui at January 18, 2007 10:31 AM

 

Haha, you caught me with a bird photo. I didn't even notice actually, I was just thinking of the overall composition and the bird happened to be the focal point. So, maybe it's closeup bird photography that I don't care for. :)

Anyway, who am I to talk? I just realized that I've been posting photos of sunsets and cats for the past week. How embarrassing!

Posted by: luminouslens at January 18, 2007 10:38 AM

 

I would think a heron has the capability to stay very still so that it's prey might not notice it. You were lucky that the bird chose to give your scene a focal point. How nice of him! The reflections are beautiful.

Posted by: Joyce at January 18, 2007 03:20 PM

 

This bird was so cooperative, you have to like him as a subject.

I wonder which would win out if you did a survey of what people prefer as photographic subjects, birds or cats? You know what I would say, but I'd bet the vast majority think birds look more interesting. :)

Posted by: chiaroscuro at January 18, 2007 05:23 PM
 
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