Make : NIKON CORPORATION
Model : NIKON D700
Date Time Original : 2012-06-27 20:45:29
Focal Length : 70/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/499
Exposure Time : 1/500
Aperture Value : 9.9
F Number : 9.9
Iso Speed Ratings : 720
Metering Mode : 3
Exposure Mode : 1
Focal Length In35mm Film : 70
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 175.000000
Y Resolution : 175.000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Macintosh
Published: Thursday 28th of June 2012 09:37:45 PM
Hard to choose this is a gem! the timing is prerfect, the nearly monocromatic area with the colored spot of its "dinner' is just amazing!Very delicate all together, framed nicely with the two rocks.
Amal, Pnina -
Thanks for your comments. I like this one too, for all the reasons you so nicely state.
I see this heron often. His leg is banded. Someone is tracking his location (there are several bird rescue organizations in the area).
I don't often see a heron with a fish that's already been filleted in its mouth. Hope he doesn't get spoiled :)
You have a way with the camera and with words. Thanks for your comment.
This guy got the dinner!! Beautifully done, my friend.
Alberta, admirable composition, exposure and colors. Like the caption.
Walking home after a good catch, entering through the "gate" !
Donna, Pat -
Donna - such a poet. I'll shoot, you write (in addition to sketching, which you do so well). Do you cook, too?
Pat - thanks. When you're in Freeport, I'm sure you're treated to much of the same delightful scenery.
The guy got the dinner already prepared! A fisherman had done the filleting.
Sat down still needing that second cup of coffee, and now I'm chuckling at victory of bird over man. I love this composition. The bird looks graceful -- what legs and we are treated to view of the foot in the clear water, the wave so gentle on the beach, and the shine on the inviting water, lulling the viewer, as the water returns to sea amidst foam.