Thursday, November 6, 2008

Great Blue Heron at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

Here is my first shot from Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. I was able to get an HDR shot since this guy was just standing perfectly still. In the distance you can see all the geese and ducks that were there at the Main Pool.

I am playing around with the display of my images on the blog. I have not been happy with just slapping them up. I don't feel like they are really finished that way. So I am going to try a few different styles to see what works for me. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by.


Anita Jesse said...

I continue to enjoy following your journey. Since I haven't gotten into HDR, I particularly look forward to seeing where this takes you. Nice job with the heron. While I'm not totally convinced that the top of the photo (from the water line up), adds impact to the image, the foreground is wonderful.

By the way, I firmly believe that comments by others on a photo you have taken are fairly worthless. It's your vision and my opinion ultimately isn't worth a hoot.

While I'm here, I want to drop a hint and suggest you stop by my blog for a little surprise. That's all I will say.

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

Hi Anita, I think comments on the photos actually can be worthwhile as they give you something to think about. I am pondering your suggestion about the top of the image. The sky does give you an "exit" from the picture. Might be better to keep the eye inside more by cropping it a bit.

Mark said...

Funny - I was going to leave a comment mentioning much the same thing about the crop. Anita has it dead on here. I think if you crop out the stop of this, below the top of the reeds - it makes this quite a powerful image.

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

Ok. I am going to try this out and post the results next week. I think you are right and this is a lesson for me that I should keep playing with the image to try to find the most powerful version. THanks much.