A heron waits
by: © Rob Lester
7.9
Overall
Rating
7
General
impression
8
Subject
of photo
7
Composition
& Perspective
8
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
7
Depth
of field
9
Color &
Lighting
9
Focus
General
impression
A good subject nicely taken in flat but good lighting conditions. There is good contrast but I dont like the crop. I would like to have seen more of a landscape shape to the image. The balance of the foliage and Heron is good.
7/10
Subject
of photo
Wildlife is always an excellent subject and this fine Heron is a very good example.
8/10
Composition
& perspective
I am intrigued as to the square format which I do not like. I am purist in so far as I like to see a portrait or landscape format. Square compositions tend to reduce any impact and the eye drifts around the image. There is a reasonable balance in this case however with the foliage counterbalancing the Heron.
7/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
I dont know what lens is used but assume it was something circa 200mm. An aoerture of f4 or even f2.8 would have been better to throw the background further out of focus and bring the subject even sharper into the image.
8/10
Depth
of field
Good but as I said previously, a wider aperture would have been better.
7/10
Color &
Lighting
Good light and natural colour
9/10
Focus
Focussing on the main subject with a soft background is correct for the subject but I would like to have seen the water even further out of focus.
9/10
Description
I wanted space in front of him , I liked the balsnce of the foliage to him and the way he stod out against the sweeps of water reflection
Technical Details

Camera: Canon Rebel T1i

Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
Exposure time: 1/300 ,
F-stop: F5.6
ISO: 200
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
John Lines
20 Years
United Kingdom
Sports
11 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
If the edges of the frame were not wanted in the image then try to get closer.
2.
Picture lacks any action, hang around with a situation like this and wait for the bird to be active.
3.
Use the full frame.
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John Lines
Experience: 20 Years
Have been involved with Sports all my life and passionate about photography for probably 30 years. The digital age has increased my enthusiasm and I now shoot images for numerous newspapers and magazines. I also have a love for Nature, Seascape and Landscape.
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Sports
Location:
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