Quote of the day:
"Of course it's all luck."
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It does not need any fish :) It is such a pretty bird - all it needs is to show his pretty feathers !
Beautiful closeup you took , with super DOF !
9 Nov 2009 5:07am
hahaha, great shot, wow, it didnt move for the exposure, all the animals i try to shoot are way too jumpy to stay long enough to get that nice blur :) great shot, and excellent sharpness.
9 Nov 2009 5:15am
A fantastic photograph Stu, the slow shutter has worked to superb effect.
9 Nov 2009 7:04am
9 Nov 2009 7:08am
Amazing capture, perfect exposure!
9 Nov 2009 7:21am
WOW!!! Fantastic capture! Great colours and detail. Amazing detail and clarity. I love this. Nothing less than 5 stars from me :)
9 Nov 2009 8:37am
Excellent capture! Very beautiful expression of bird...
9 Nov 2009 9:47am
Splendid capture !
The title is pertinent... :-)
I love the "look" of this bird, awaiting for a miracle !
Bravo !!! 5* for me !
9 Nov 2009 11:03am
A fantastic picture. Perfect framing. Light and color very good. The best, the title of the image ...
9 Nov 2009 11:07am
Too cute and too funny, incredible attitude and your title is perfect.
I love the sharp details here. That's perfect.
9 Nov 2009 11:35am
Just one, huh? You say that now... The slow shutter and blurred background isolate the bird and foreground details, feathers, moss, rock, that give the shot a striking archival look that suggest Audubon. Very nice.
9 Nov 2009 12:35pm
He looks so sad, I hope he get his fish.
9 Nov 2009 1:38pm
9 Nov 2009 1:44pm
"Success is what happens when 10,000 hours of preparation meet with one moment of opportunity."
(Anonymous) Just to say it's of course luck (hello my dearest HCB), but also a lot of preparation that often consists only on being here - inner eyes open : alive and available/attentive. And you prove it wonderfully here. I just Love the palpable presence you caught here of this 3D-like big bird, Stu...nning ;)
9 Nov 2009 1:57pm
haha this is so funny! yet at the same time so delicate. from framing to exposure, everything's great! terrific job Stu!
9 Nov 2009 2:12pm
his tired eye (I saw it a little bit tired) tells the story of tough living.
but he knows happiness of life, I hope so.
I imagined that from your title..
It's so difficult to say my thought in English well.
I need study more about photography and English.
9 Nov 2009 2:45pm
Your title really tells a story, shows how tired he is waiting for that fish to come by. This is a sensational shot, love the detail of the bird and how expressive this is.
9 Nov 2009 3:06pm
Oh, it is really beautiful... Must be a clever one to know exactly that he mustn't move during the exposure time! ;-)
9 Nov 2009 3:20pm
Nice capture...good title! :)
9 Nov 2009 3:50pm
9 Nov 2009 4:02pm
A wonderful shot from this Night Heron !
9 Nov 2009 4:07pm
@Loner: Thx for telling me what it is, Loner! I didn`t know that.
Superb composition. Stunning detail.
9 Nov 2009 5:29pm
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9 Nov 2009 5:39pm
Perfect! This is a stunningly beautiful image.
9 Nov 2009 5:40pm
Excellent capture! Stunning detail! I love!!!!
9 Nov 2009 7:12pm
Superb composition. Have a good day. Antoine.
9 Nov 2009 7:13pm
That's a super shot Stu, brilliantly executed too.
9 Nov 2009 7:37pm
Admirable length focus! More more!
9 Nov 2009 8:11pm
excellente composition, avec une très belle netteté.
9 Nov 2009 9:32pm
Lovely image... specially the foggy water in the background! :)
9 Nov 2009 9:51pm
Looking with longing... excellent detailed shot.
9 Nov 2009 10:16pm
Very good shot of this guy. I remember Kamogawa as a good spot to observe herons even if it is in town.
9 Nov 2009 11:51pm
Wow! Absolutely outstanding! The clarity is amazing! 10/10
10 Nov 2009 1:27am
Wow! This is amazing! How did you get the bird so crisp with such a long exposure? However you did it, I LOVE everything about this image - the fact that bird has its back turned to us, the colors, the smooth water - everything!
10 Nov 2009 3:01am
@willow: Thx Willow! As the quotes states: "Of course it's all luck". Luckily it didn't move for the half second exposure - I have numerous shots where the result was not so successful! ;-)
Wonderful shot!! I hope the bird got its wish.
10 Nov 2009 5:40am
So sweet ! Great shoot !
10 Nov 2009 9:56am
Stu, this is a wonderful shot of the night heron! Wow! So crisp, I cannot believe he stood still for so long for you. Great DOF. This image rocks! We have night herons at a lake near me. You have inspired me to get down to Lake Merritt!!! Yes!
11 Nov 2009 2:07am
@Barbara: Thx for your lovely comment, Barbara. There can be no higher compliment than to have inspired someone, especially someone whose work I admire so much.
This is really cool ! You made it ! Congratulation !
11 Nov 2009 11:37am
quel étrange oiseau avec des petites abeilles blanches ou des couers sur ses plumes
11 Nov 2009 6:47pm
Beautiful effect and great light.
14 Nov 2009 12:57pm
trés belle photo
17 Nov 2009 5:53pm
24 Nov 2009 1:04am
Wonderful detail and pin sharp! Lovely.
26 Oct 2010 3:09pm
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