BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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We didn’t see many of these herons last summer. This striking bird made up for that though by giving us a lot of opportunities for photographs. He preened and napped and didn’t fly off while we were photographing him. The changing light due to the clouds passing overhead made the shoot challenging. The reflections from the lake also effected the lighting on the bird. In Photoshop I corrected the yellowish/green colour cast on the heron using a Hue/Saturation layer. This adjustment effected the surrounding greenery, making it less vibrant. I created a mask on the Hue/Saturation layer to correct this. Wonderful bird, wonderful day!

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34 thoughts on “BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Love it! I’ve never seen this species. Someday maybe. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Great shots. We have the YCNHs, and (supposedly) BCNHs too… though I’ve never seen one or even a photo of one taken locally! RH

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  3. Lovely shots. Really like these guys. We have two types. Black Crowned & Yellow Crowned, yellow is harder to find. Your post brought back memories when I saw my 1st Night Heron. Thank you.

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  4. Wow, these are great!! They are just starting to gather for nesting down here.

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  5. Superb images, Belinda!

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  6. Hooray for Photoshop. Well done, Belinda.

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  7. A most beautiful species! 🙂 Great shots, Belinda! 🙂

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  8. Herons are among my favourite birds. These are great pics.

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  9. Striking poses, esp. the second one. Love the crown feather!

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  10. Another great job of capturing birds, which are challenging subjects!

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  11. Beautiful pictures, the details of the birds colour and feather markings is superb.

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  12. Beautiful shots! It is such fun when a subject will give us opportunities like that. The foot in the air adds a nice element.

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  13. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing tips on editing as well 🙂

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  14. Beautiful photos and subject.

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