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Great Blue Heron - always Elegant and Serious bird

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 27 June 2009 in Animal & Insect.


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful image and great processing on this!

27 Jun 2009 5:32am

k@ from Paris, France

Audubon painted big birds, he would have loved your painting with this unexpected gorgeous foreground ! Bravo*

27 Jun 2009 7:24am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Beautiful specimen taken with great art! The reflection is very nice!

27 Jun 2009 7:46am

angel from Iran


27 Jun 2009 8:15am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb bird and excellent composition with reflection and flowers !

27 Jun 2009 8:30am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Reflected Heron, his waved neck is interesting. Nice composition.

27 Jun 2009 8:51am

Lylou & Roland from BESANCON, France

Very nice composition with the front flowers !

27 Jun 2009 8:56am

Standley from Carquefou, France

What a wonderful composition with these flowers! The light is superb.

27 Jun 2009 9:04am

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

Great reflections and superb pp work, almost like a paintingt, I love it :)

27 Jun 2009 9:20am

rajeev from dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nice composition!!!

27 Jun 2009 9:37am

Stef67 from in my head, France

grâce du model, fière d être shooter, tableaux de composition, joli^^

27 Jun 2009 10:10am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely stuff. beautiful rippling reflection. Liked yesterdays delicate lacework too and the smiling portrait of the day before

27 Jun 2009 10:24am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

A superb composition !

27 Jun 2009 11:10am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

I do love these birds! Wonderful shot!

27 Jun 2009 11:57am

Lynn from United States

Absolutely beautiful!!! I agree, this one would make a lovely painting. Great editing and wonderful reflection...added bonus is the daisies in the foreground :))

27 Jun 2009 12:35pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Great processing. These are some great birds.

27 Jun 2009 12:47pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine image of this remarkable bird. I especially like the squiggles in the reflection. The flowers make an interesting foreground element. Very nice shot.

27 Jun 2009 1:29pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully done Mariana! Was this a wild capture! ;-)

27 Jun 2009 2:42pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric. No, heron was very calm, walking for the long time among ducks. It was not problem to take many shots :))

Ken from United States

Mariana! Is this a composite of two photos? Either way, remarkable and stunning!

27 Jun 2009 3:14pm

@Ken: Yes, two pictures are here. I was waiting for long to get my heron behind these daises, but he did not read my mind. well, what else to do but to create what I was having on my mind :)) Thanks Ken !

zOOm from Paris, France

Yeah, they seem always highly concentrated, proud and so smart !

27 Jun 2009 3:24pm

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

wow...really a masterpiece here!!

27 Jun 2009 3:37pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A marvelous piece of work. A lot of time went into this one. Your composition is great. Well done.

27 Jun 2009 4:34pm

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

I really like the elements of this image. Strikingly natural.

27 Jun 2009 4:41pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Une curieuse composition très imaginative, j'aime cette espèce.

27 Jun 2009 4:59pm

Abraham Siloé from Puebla, Mexico

nice shot, great work, like it

27 Jun 2009 5:18pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Well done.
cheer :)

27 Jun 2009 5:58pm

motie from France

THE HERON IS FANTASTIC! the flowers look unreal! have painted yourself?
great picture and great editing!

27 Jun 2009 6:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a fabulous image! Very creative work. Bravo!

27 Jun 2009 6:44pm

Mike from United States

Though we've talked about this, I'll say it again... I love this image! The detail of the birds colors and feathers is great and it carries right down into the reflection. Choosing to composite the flowers was a nice artistic stroke and adds feeling to the photo. Very nice job!!

27 Jun 2009 6:55pm

@Mike: Thanks Mike . You know me - too much free time and too much silly ideas I have . That one is a result of it :))

Benkirane from Morocco

Super jeu entre le sujet et le fond aquatique mouvant et réfléchissant la lumière!
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

27 Jun 2009 7:20pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Ken's question and your answer answers a lot of what I thought I was seeing. I saw the mallard duck and it looked like he must have been underwater. :-) Great processing and composition!

27 Jun 2009 7:55pm

@Steven: Thanks Steven. Yes, I was thinking what to do with a duck, and I left it there , like being underwater :))

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful compo and wonderful colours!

27 Jun 2009 8:22pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

una composición muy artistica! enhorabuena

27 Jun 2009 10:36pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Such a large-sized one! The color is so different!

27 Jun 2009 11:08pm

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Great artwork!

28 Jun 2009 5:17am

Mozhde from mashhad, Iran

great one !so beautiful edit and lovely shot !

28 Jun 2009 12:29pm

Imaginerf from TROYES, France

Wow, it's a masterpiece ! Bravo !

28 Jun 2009 4:09pm

@Imaginerf: hmmm...masterpiece ???? Sounds cool , but it is far from being that .. Many thanks for all comments :)) Cheers !

tomie from France

fantastic image and work!

1 Jul 2009 8:56pm

Hjulbentamannen from Eskilstuna, Sweden

Nice picture

27 Jul 2009 5:45am