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Mother_Nature
 
Mother_Nature February 04, 2016
Wonderful image, excellent colour, Lighting and texture-fantastic Capture
chriswalton_4704
 
chriswalton_4704 February 05, 2016
I love Heron's they always look so prehistoric, they remind me of dinosaurs.
bart101
 
bart101 February 06, 2016
Great Shot!! Lighting is fabulous!!
arnoldgum PRO
 
arnoldgum February 16, 2016
Wow, I've shot a lot of great blue herons but none lit up like that!
KvonFlotow
 
KvonFlotow March 03, 2016
I wanted you to know that I borrowed your image to post on my facebook page. I want my friends to know what inspires me to keep working on my photography skills. IMO this is one of the most beautiful images on viewbug.
kelzz
 
kelzz March 16, 2017
Magnificent lighting wonderful capture
marcdewitt PRO
 
marcdewitt March 24, 2017
Fantastic image. Colors, contrast, lighting are wonderful!!

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in my hometown of Brandon, MS at the Ross Barnett Reservoir. I started photography October 2015 and have been taking pictures daily since then.
Time
This was taken in January 2016. Very cold day at sunset which is my favorite time of day to shoot.
Lighting
In my opinion the golden hours are the best time to shoot.
Equipment
This photo was taken with Canon T6i, f/5.6 1/1600 sec ISO 1250 250mm
Inspiration
I had recently started photography. I practice everyday and never realized how much I love wildlife and nature. Picking up a camera has definitely changed the way I look at the world.
Editing
I use Adobe photoshop. To this day, I am still learning new things with Adobe. I prefer the natural unedited look but I really wanted this big guy to stand out. I increased saturation and added blur.
In my camera bag
I always have my Canon 70D with me. I carry my Canon T6i as a back-up. I keep my 55-250mm and 18-135mm lenses on me at all times. I recently purchased the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L and I am starting to shoot more with it.
Feedback
I have learned with birds, that patience is key! I usually find a spot and wait for the birds to get closer to me. I can sit for hours watching the Great Blue Heron and I am so thankful I live in a place where there are plenty to watch.

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