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Great Gaze

Great Blue Heron

23 total reviews 
Comment from Lorafina


I'm with you regarding the head plumes! I'm actually pretty fond of the others that line the neck as well. It is a great side view, close up. This bird looks very contemplative. He looks like a wiser, older one of his species. The green sparkling water in the background looks fantastic. I also like the two little peekaboo holes that are made by the neck.

 Comment Written 12-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 13-Sep-2019
    Thank you kindly!
Comment from soulfeeder


Superb angle, catching the expressive eye. Prominence of clarity of soft textures of the feathers, as well as the various colors. Great compliance to the rule of third, and I like the framing wherein you've provided space for your subject to breath and move. A refreshing sight !

 Comment Written 12-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 12-Sep-2019
    Thank you very much for your compliments and the six star rating for this one :)
Comment from MKFlood


all ya need is play the music "the way we were"..that will set the mood..wink wink..lol..cool capture. the clarity is great. the capture of the light is great. the angle of the shot of this birds facial is great. the image is balanced and eye appealing to the viewer. good eye and great job overall

 Comment Written 12-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 12-Sep-2019
    Lol, thank you Mark!
Comment from Lucas Sizov


The highest raiting for this wonderful close-up portrait of a heron! I think this is perfect, including the composition and depth, colors and tones. Balanced with light and shadow, perfect sharpness, a lot of texture. Professionally taken and presented! Leaves a long lasting impression in my mind. This image is inspiring and positive! Right point of view! The black feather brush on the back of his head is very cool!!! Great effort Grace!

 Comment Written 12-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 12-Sep-2019
    Thank you for the six stars and your nice compliments Lucas! I appreciate it :)
Comment from Syoung1


Great view of this guy intently looking for his next meal. You can really feel it. The focus is great as is the lighting. I would like to see a little more of him but that's just me.

 Comment Written 12-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 12-Sep-2019
    Thank you! I have posted many herons in full body but now and then I like a tighter crop for the face :)
Comment from Jo Calderbank


Good capture of this great blue
Heron, sharp focus on the lovely plumage and face, nice eye capture, the head plume blowing
In the breeze adds interest, I like the heron against the bokah on the water. Well framed and presented. Nice work.

 Comment Written 12-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 12-Sep-2019
    Thank you!
Comment from nikman


A very good nature shot posted here! Your fine composition offers us an enjoyable look at your lovely heron. Like that long, orange beak. Exposure and sharpness are good. Well taken!

 Comment Written 12-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 12-Sep-2019
    Thank you very much!
Comment from Kevin Williams


Well captured shot of this Great Blue Heron Grace. Well focused and framed. Excellent close up details of the bird's plumage. The angle of view is excellent and clarity is on point. Looks like a breezy day with its feathers blowing in the wind. Thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 11-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 11-Sep-2019
    Thank you very much!
Comment from suzannethompson2


Excellent capture, Grace, showing this beautiful Great Blue Heron with his feathers ruffled by the wind. I like the profile view. Very good lighting and focus showing a nice sharp image. Great composition. Suzanne

 Comment Written 11-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 11-Sep-2019
    Thank you very much Suzanne!
reply by suzannethompson2 on 12-Sep-2019
    You're welcome!
Comment from ABG Photography


What a splendid portrait of this Great Blue. It seems a little out of focus though, or I need new glasses (and that is certainly possible LOL). I too like the way his feathers are blowing in the wind. The way you shot this is so much more interesting than a typical shot of the entire bird. He looks deep in thought and we wouldn't have necessarily noticed that if the entire bird was framed. Really nice.

 Comment Written 11-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 11-Sep-2019
    Thank you for your nice comments :)