Continue from my 45 mins free time to take photos in Sabah. While walking along the waterfront in front of the hotel, I saw the lone bird waiting. Perhaps it is thinking and planning how to survive for the day. 8-)
To me, planning is really important to start a day. I will the things to do schedule in my PDA, carry them out one by one as planned. At least I know my purposes and responsibilities.
Coming to this photo, it was taken with focal length of 280mm. The photo was cropped closer by taking away about 30% space on top to focus more on the bird. I did some light adjustment on contrast and sharpening.
All critiques and comments are welcome.
PS- It is about lunchtime here, now is a question for myself, what's for lunch ?
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jac05 (28) 2006-07-06 2:03
nice contrast between the blue water & the white bird...and of course, a catchy title is always welcome.
stiginthedump (1823) 2006-07-06 2:18
Good exposure this, and yes the contrast between the water and the heron. I'd have preferred to have seen all of the reflection of the bird in the water (if this was possible) and cropped the top part of the photo as there are a few distracting elements.
Buin (42354) 2006-07-06 3:31
This is a very sharp minimalstic photo - only two colours - and it's a wonderful one. The lightly moved surface of the water works very well in company with the heron. In my opinion, a great shot!
Greetings from Germany!
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2006-07-06 4:21
Excellent POV. Very sharp picture. I simply like this one.
With Greetings from India
jemaflor (87391) 2006-07-06 6:03
a good subject well taken, good focus and lovely blue for the water, but pity you don't have all the bird reflection.
jhm (142015) 2006-07-06 12:50
I think this Heron is a very well fisher, in Belgium come this birds in my garden and fishen in my pond!
The blue water together with the a lot wrinkles make this picture very well for looking, nice reflections too!
weswang (18223) 2006-07-06 14:22
Hi Chai, A nice shot of the heron with the beautiful blue tone background. Good composition and nice catch.
emjleclercq (15780) 2006-07-06 18:38
A beautifull bird (in Fench this a a"héron", I do not know the English for it), nicely positionning a corner of the picture. Very good sharpness for a cropping plus a nice reflexion of the bird in the water.
All the best,
rabani (9645) 2006-07-07 3:29
Sharp, well defined and the color is good. Guessed its time I retire my Tamron. Your 70-300mm proved itself here Chai. Then again, it is always the person behind the lens. Keep walking my friend.
thaprem (2554) 2006-07-07 8:36
What a nice crisp shot!..
Your investment does not go waste!! :))
I liek the way the sharpness on the bird & the blue water balancing the rest.
Tue (28098) 2006-07-07 8:45
A fantastic capture of this bird! The water is a beautiful background here and this kind of blue is just so wonderful. The composition is very good as well. Thanks for sharing!
oochappan (16688) 2006-07-07 21:13
you used a good speed to keep this white bird sharp contrasting in this blue blue water.
nivas37 (662) 2006-07-08 16:56
A very crisp image thats been very impressive in making a contrast between 2 main colors - the blue water and the white bird.
RGds / Nivas
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-07-09 19:08
beautiful, however I would have turned your camera vertical and capture its reflections too, but this is nice, real nice
goodwill (4224) 2006-07-22 12:50
You are the first person whose crane I adore, but witha different background of watrers;blue.
The shot is impressive with a dynamic composition.
rahul__rahul__ (2250) 2006-07-24 10:45
nice picture, I like the contrast of the blue water and white bird, I took a similar picture like this but have not uploaded it yet.
cunejo200 (7281) 2006-08-01 13:29
This is truly beautiful. Outstanding composition with sharp focus on the bird and intense blue water. Congratulations and best wishes.
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-08-02 4:05
Excellent shot Chai;
It's the color which I really like about this one, very rich blues. Good amount of detail in the bird, and the composition is excellent.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-08-16 5:18
gtreat composition for this bird lost in the wxater. The cropping is nice. It give a feeling of lonelyness.
Nice sharp and light.
Have a nice day
pablominto (53744) 2006-10-13 12:16
A lovely composition!
So peaceful and relaxing, birds and water usually have that effect...
Good definition, colours and details are impeccible, the twisted reflection of the bird is a nice addition!
vhemmati (616) 2006-10-15 21:22
My favourite compo with the subject on the buttom left golden spot. Goo dexposure and texture om the water. Nice one.