Heron at Dusk


Lubbyman

Link Posted 11/11/2020 - 23:17
A walk round the RSPB's Lodmoor reserve, Weymouth, last week coincided with a glorious sunset. Light was dropping quickly, but the sky had turned the water pink so worth seeing whether there was enough light for a shot or two of gulls and geese settling down for the evening. And then a heron came into view. Lens wide open gave 1/100 sec, not ideal for 300mm + 1.4TC on a K3 but hey, it's digital, not like wasting expensive film . So camera on monopod, keep as steady as possible, trust in SR, hope the bird doesn't move very fast ...

Here's the big bird itself in all its magnificance .

Thoughts, comments welcome as usual.

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Steve

LennyBloke

Link Posted 12/11/2020 - 08:22
Nice shots Steve - particularly with the difficult exposures! The "pinkish" light makes it very atmospheric
LennyBloke

RobL

Link Posted 12/11/2020 - 08:33
Yes, lovely shots with that reflected colour. I wonder though whether they are a tad on the cool side? I find sometimes in low light the auto white balance is cooler than I remember so have to adjust it later.

Lewic

Link Posted 12/11/2020 - 08:53
Nice shots and lovely birds Lubbyman

Dorset_Mike

Link Posted 12/11/2020 - 16:19
A stunning reflection in 1. and an interesting one in 3. Lovely captures all of them.
Regards,
Mike

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Sry

Link Posted 14/11/2020 - 20:07
Very atmospheric background in the first, Steve, at the very top of the image - makes it for me.

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 16/11/2020 - 10:41
Yes the light looks wonderful! Kudos on getting a sharp image judging by the light and focal length used.
Gareth
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