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    Default Grey Heron while landing

    Posting my first image

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    Equipment: Nikon D90, Nikon AF-S 300mm f4, Nikon AF-S 1.4TC
    EXIF: 1/800 | f5.6 | ISO 200 | 420mm | No flash | Hand held
    Location: Hebbal Lake, Bangalore
    Post Processing: No Crop | Levels and curves corrected

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    About the Shot:

    When I started bird photography few months back, I was very restless going behind every bird that I usually spot. But of late I understood that working with a subject is very important. Now I spend as much time as possible with a co-operative bird and make it feel comfortable with my presence. This way I get more moments to cherish than before and also don't disturb the bird in its routine.

    I positioned myself near the water and went down as much as needed to get that eye level shot. It started fishing and wandering around that place for quite a long time. Approaching a bird (ethically) is something that I feel is very important and as a result I got some good flight and static shots of this wonderful bird.

    Experts comments/ suggestions are highly appreciated.
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    Heartiest welcome Poorna Bhai.
    Lovely image. Nice composition and wingspread. I am fascinated by the long black occipital crest so well documented.
    M.Krishnan used to photograph Dolphins standing at chest-deep water in the sea.
    Thanks for sharing.SaktiWild
    Last edited by Saktipada Panigrahi; 19-02-2013 at 12:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saktipada Panigrahi View Post
    Heartiest welcome Poorna Bhai.
    Lovely image. Nice composition and wingspread. I am fascinated by the long black occipital crest so well documented.
    M.Krishnan used to photograph Dolphins standing at chest-deep water in the sea.
    Thanks for sharing.SaktiWild
    Thanks Sir. Interesting to know about M. Krishnan. Will try to learn more about him and his work... Thanks for sharing.

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    Lovely first post. The wing spread is nice. Good eye contact. You could have placed it a bit more to the left (an off-centered composition) with more space on the right to have more space in the direction it is looking. Thanks for sharing.

    P.S - Saktipadaji has been posting the works of M.Krishnan, you can check all the posts at the following link -

    http://www.indiawilds.com/forums/showthread.php?p=58667
    Regards,
    Mrudul Godbole

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    Poorna,
    Nice to see this beautiful bird. The wingspread shows us the primary and secondaries well. Slight turn would have enhanced the eye contact. When you get the exposure right in the field, the noise becomes less. Look forward to more. Thanks for sharing.

    Shaktipadaji,
    Thanks for reminding us about M. Krishnan. It is a coincidence, that just half an hour back, I was checking if I can immerse my OConnor fluid head in water. M. Krishnan is an inspiration.
    Cheers,
    Sabyasachi

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    Thanks for the expert comments.

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    Nice image poorna. nice pose and timing. Good details on the wings. it is tough to get the focus on the head for this bird esp when in flight, may be you cud have bumped up the ISO and gone for a narrower apperture .

    TFS
    Roopak

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