Preening Pond Heron

Very few birds now, however by the evening we find a few pond herons perched on the dry trees. A preening pond heron

6DII, 500F4, F10, 1/500, ISO 800

Balan Vinod

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Using long lenses only recently. Any feedback is welcome.

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Is this a composite: No

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Hi Balan
Thank you for showing us this lovely bird. The Pond Heron’s coloring and lighting really sets mood of this photograph. Very nice work.

Some interesting side/back light must have made for challenging processing. I like the background color combinations and the tree limbs add to the mysterious feel of the image.

I like how the light is coming through the feathers. An attractive bird; thanks for sharing.

Thanks for the kind words …yes late evening light from one side …that was indeed a challenge.
Balan Vinod

Lovely bird on a very interesting perch that works well with his pose! The BG is gorgeous!