Posted by Matt Trujillo Photography (Portland, United States) on 22 January 2007 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.
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Another excellent take. Composition is great especially the branches all pointing at the subject. DOF is great too. Snowbound meaning that this heron isn't supposed to be there?? That's pretty sad I hope he makes it through the winter.
22 Jan 2007 5:23am
@Colour blind: Hi Kelly- Answered your's and Duncan's in the same breath, so check there for the long answer.
Still awaiting your birds, while enjoying the night series.
Hey matt. playing catch up after a wee hiatus and it's good to see you've been carrying on in fine form as always. I dont know too much about herons, do they migrate? We have them here but now I think about it, I've not seen one all winter. Hope he's ok.
22 Jan 2007 8:48am
@Duncan Galbraith: AND @ Kelly- Thanks for the comments. I am particularly flattered that you are more concerned with the subject than the image itself. It's a crack in the fourth wall that I've been eagerly awaiting. The title is an allusion to the composition. (Plus, if I had to call it "Heron # X", I'd have to dig through this and other archives to find the value of X.)
This heron is local to a nearby wetland, and winters over with several others. Snow is rare in the Portland metro area, as are frozen bogs. The bog melted within days, and was more of an inconvenience than a threat to the wildlife.
Though herons are not technically migratory in this area of the world, they do have specific ranges, which expand during the summer months, based on the availability of food. It would not surprise me if your Japanese birds behaved in a similar fashion.
WOW!!! Absolutely perfect!
22 Jan 2007 3:33pm
Very fantastic shot. I love Heron. For me, it's special to see it with snow! I read your text to Duncan and I understand that's unusual!
22 Jan 2007 6:01pm
Excellent shot mate.
Your series of bird shots are really good.
23 Jan 2007 12:10am
Fantastic capture. I'd brighten the heron up a bit to make him stand out more. Cheers!
23 Jan 2007 4:43am
Wonderful image. Beautiful details and composition. wow!
23 Jan 2007 4:53pm
@Locina Nohcva: Thank you. High praise from someone with your skill.
So great to see such great work!!!!!!! My God- do you have a great eye- miss you - glad to see you are having a great time - at least you better be having a great time - with all these great photo's! I love the yin/yang cats!
23 Jan 2007 5:57pm
Just wanted to tell you I like your nature shots, especially the birds. Posed some birds myself but like yours better! Well done.
11 Feb 2007 11:43am
@Yvon: Thank you.
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