Sunday, August 3, 2008
Finally . . .
. . . a Great Blue Heron held still long enough for me to get this early-morning shot of a fine specimen on the neighbor's crib.
These birds are fairly common in Upper Michigan, but not so common that we see one every day, and when that happens, we're usually without a camera, or beyond effective range of even a 400-millimeter lens. My goal now is to capture one in flight, its ungainly neck held in a S-shape, its huge wings slowly beating the air.
I'm concerned about that stick of driftwood behind the heron. The Lady Friends say it adds something to the photo, but I think it's distracting and should be removed by Photoshopping. What do YOU think? Leave a comment and let us know.
Monday, August 4: Tina, our house guest at the Writer's Lair and no mean Photoshopper herself, de-sticked that heron photo. In my opinion, it's a considerable improvement.
Posted by HENRY KISOR at 7:18 AM