Tri-colored Heron strike

Here is a minimalist image of a heron striking for prey.

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Technical Details

Is this a composite: No
Canon 7D2, Sigma 150-600 C
ISO 800, f6.3, 1/800s

Here’s a black and white version just for grins:


Both are very effective! I wonder about going max contrast as in just black and white.

Lovely action and composition, Allen. I think I prefer the color version, though the black and white is interesting. Ronald’s idea of more contrast is interesting. I’m not sure I’d go stark black and white, but a bit more might be fun.

Hi Allen,

You have managed to capture some interesting birds doing what they do best. The color version is better and I would bump up the brightness slightly before printing. Awesome…Jim

Allen, the flying splash and the full reflection look very good. A fine action catch.

The splash really makes this work for me. It is a dynamic pose with superb action. I think you did a great job on the exposure.

Lovely action captured - you pressed the at the right moment ! Did you lighten the shows in post-processing? There seem to be some noise in there, maybe due to that. Anyway, lovely shot and I love the splash ! Cheers, Hans