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Little 'n' Large

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 26 November 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

God makes the pictures I just take 'em.
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Canon EOS 50D 4/5 seconds F/11.0 ISO 100 190 mm

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Michael from United Kingdom

Just wonderful, those colours and the flowing water.... brilliant.

26 Nov 2009 5:05am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

you are so fortune to have such an experience! vote!

26 Nov 2009 5:26am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Absolutely amazing photo.

26 Nov 2009 5:28am

Will from Tokyo, Japan

Another cracking shot. Your wildlife and landscapes are stunning every single time. Love the motion in the water as the birds stand like little solid islands. Was this taken by a rivet, loch or sea?

26 Nov 2009 5:51am

@Will: Thx Will. This was next to the Kamo river that runs North to South through Kyoto. Actually all of my bird shots of recent weeks were taken up and down it. It's packed with wildlife of all kinds (including snakes in the summer). Quite a contrast to the Clyde!

Will from Tokyo, Japan

By a river even....damned predictive texting on my phone.

26 Nov 2009 5:53am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Excellent! Water, white heron are very beautiful!

26 Nov 2009 6:32am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Wow, this is stunning! Love the movement of the water and the colours. Great shot!

26 Nov 2009 6:42am

christine from France

Une pure merveille Stu....bravo

26 Nov 2009 6:54am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

These birds just keep doing the right things for you! And so far you've done a good job taking advantage of that. The movement in the water coincides with what birds are known for: free birds!

26 Nov 2009 7:33am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Stunning as always. Just brilliant work.

26 Nov 2009 7:46am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Another beautiful shot! I love the movement of the water. Great tones and composition. 5 stars for sure!

26 Nov 2009 9:08am

Ariel from Madrid, Spain

Fantastic image, Stuart, the color of the water and the movements are just beautiful. Same with the softness of the bird's feathers. Great work.

26 Nov 2009 9:13am

k@ from Paris, France

Another of your talentuous birds painting-like studies*

26 Nov 2009 10:37am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Nice pair :) Great colors and timing.

26 Nov 2009 11:13am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Another beautiful shot!

26 Nov 2009 11:55am

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

This beautiful, smooth surface of the water is very good. Bird's atmosphere is spiritual.

26 Nov 2009 12:57pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Stunning dreamy shot ! Really great.

26 Nov 2009 1:31pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

So cute!
Another outstanding photo!

26 Nov 2009 1:33pm

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States

Wow, I've been trying to get a good heron shot for two years with no luck. Outstanding!

26 Nov 2009 1:46pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

This is one of the best photos which I have seen in aminus - congratulates rather warmly! What is also to be taken a photo the quite special, a Little Egret and a Great White Egret at the same time. I wish you a good time, Sonja !

26 Nov 2009 1:57pm

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning dreamy shot!!! Another excellent photo! I love the movement of the water, white silk!!!
Greetings. Adela

26 Nov 2009 2:21pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Ah, this smoothness and beauty is just perfect, Stu !! Love it !

26 Nov 2009 2:58pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Amazing shot ! 5 stars for me !

26 Nov 2009 4:11pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

my dear this is wonderful, excellent work

26 Nov 2009 5:24pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Ethereal. Excellent.

26 Nov 2009 5:47pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A magnificent image, Stu. All 5-Stars.

26 Nov 2009 6:14pm

Vinman from Essex, United Kingdom

Unusual colours to contrast but works very well, great shot.

26 Nov 2009 6:54pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

This is going straight into my VFXY collection. Wow!

26 Nov 2009 7:53pm

zOOm from Paris, France

You're a master Stuart. Perfect exposure and focus. I like the rendering on colors too. That's sweet and gorgeous. Well done again.

26 Nov 2009 8:11pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Way beyond beautiful, way beyond cool. Simply excellent!

26 Nov 2009 9:14pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

it is so hard to get a good shot of cranes. they tend to be shy birds. but you made a wonderful photo! love it, stu.

27 Nov 2009 12:06am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Lovely picture and soft water with those 2 different species of egret. The great egret has dark feet.

27 Nov 2009 3:03am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!!! 10/10

27 Nov 2009 5:14am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Another wonderful one. The renderind of blur & color of water is really nice and the couple of bird is magnificent.

27 Nov 2009 6:39am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very nice Stu, it seems like you have very cooperative subjects for such a long exposure.

27 Nov 2009 12:31pm

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27 Nov 2009 1:52pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

nice. great location you've found.

27 Nov 2009 6:34pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

great demonstration of slow shutter speed - stirringly beautiful image!!

27 Nov 2009 9:59pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Wonderful processing and framing for this sweet capture !
WAOH ! :-)))

29 Nov 2009 12:17pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

this series of birds is just GLORIOUS!! another amazing piece, with faaabulous color and light!

30 Nov 2009 2:18pm

April from Iloilo City, Philippines

absolutely amazing! great the effect on the water too...

30 Nov 2009 4:10pm