This Great Blue had set up camp in this small alcove of Harkness Memorial State Park Ct. I could count on it returning very day to the pole stand or this spot in shore. This photo was taken on Oct 29, 2021.
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Is this a composite: No
Canon R5, 100-500mm, f10, 700mm, 1/2000, ISO 8000. (I use 1/2000 shutter speed because I never know what bird will fly by at this park.) The shot is cropped by 45% andI used Deep Prime In DXO to reduce noise)
Excellent environmental view. Very crisp including background. Well composed.
Beautiful bird, well shot, in a busy but pleasing background. Love the greens, greys and brown.
Big thumbs up from me! I would not change a thing.
Beautiful image. No nits. This pose always reminds me of Auguste Rodin.
A wonderful crisp & clean capture Peter. It all works very well for me.
Thank you all for the kind words. It was fun photographing this big blue.
Ps I think DXO’s Deep Prime did a great job on the ISO of 8000.