Saturday, November 6, 2010

Great Blue Heron near Edison, Wa.

all photos © Paul Anderson

I was driving along near Edison and saw a Heron standing in a drainage ditch.  Since I had my camera with the 70-200 zoom sitting ready to fire next to me I decided to backup and try and photograph this beautiful bird.

These were 3 of the 6 photos I fired off with 1 hand holding the camera/lens, 1 releasing the shutter, I steered backwards with my knees. 3 photos were blurred.

I processed the raw image in adobe lightroom, desaturated the colors green and yellow so the grass didn't detract from the wings, slightly boosted the orange in the beak and increased the contrast slightly,  I also tightly cropped around the bird.

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