Great Blue Heron

© Arthur Bohlmann

Great Blue Heron

Susan Williams level-classic August 18, 2013

Beautifully composed and processed, Art. Very nice details and colors. What a great opportunity you had to capture the best of this typically elusive bird. #1540940

Arthur Bohlmann August 18, 2013

Thanks for commenting Susan. These birds are very common in Southern California and usually ignore humans if they don't get too close #10812660

Gary R. Smith August 19, 2013

Great details and composition on this image, Arthur. #10813890

Arthur Bohlmann August 19, 2013

Thanks Gary #10814010

Merna L. Nobile October 13, 2013

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna

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While exploring the Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach California I came across a Great Blue Heron who was sitting motionless foe the longest time. I was able to and take my time composing my image captures.

I edited this image using Lightroom 5 & Nik Viveza.

F5.6, 1/1600, ISO 400, Lens 70-300mm, Focal 300mm

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on August 18, 2013 Photo Contest Finalist

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