THE GREAT BLUE HERRON ON THE BRIDGE

SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA, United States

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PERCHED SOME 25 FEET ABOVE THE WATERS SURFACE, STOOD “THE GREAT BLUE HERRON ON THE BRIDGE”, LOOKING AROUND FOR A MORNING BREAKFAST. THE FUNNY PART IS, NORMALLY HERRONS ARE SEEN TIP TOEING AROUND THE EDGES OF THE WATER AND REEDS IN THE SHALLOWS, LOOKING FOR SMALL FISH AND OTHER AQUATIC SPECIES. SO, WHEN I SAW THIS BIRD JUST PROWDLY STANDING ON TOP OF THE BRIDGE, I HAD TO GET A SHOT OF HIM. I ADDED MY 2X CONVERTER TO MY 75-300MM LENS, MAKING IT AN EQUIVELANT OF 150-600MM. UNFORTUNATELY, I DIDN’T HAVE MY TRIPOD WITH ME AND HANDHOLDING A 600MM LENS ISN’T THE EASIEST THING TO DO. SO, WHEN I TOOK THIS SHOT INTO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS, I NOTICED THE HERRON WAS OUT OF FOCUS AND THE 25 MPH SIGN WAS MORE IN FOCUS. SO, I HAD TO MAKE SOME TYPE OF PHOTO ART OUT OF THE IMAGE IN ORDER TO SAVE THE OVERALL LOOK THAT I WANTED. MOST OF WHAT I DID WAS IN THE EXPOSEURE FILTER SECTION, WORKED WITH LIGHT AND COLOR SATURATION. THIS BRIDGE IS THE MONTEZUMA SLOUGH BRIDGE. IT WAS BUILT ON THIS SPOT IN 1969, WHEN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DID AWAY WITH THE FERRY THAT WAS HERE AND BUILT THE BRIDGE. THE LITTLE BLACK SPOTS YOU SEE IN THE UPPER RIGHT OF THE IMAGE, ARE BARN SWALLOWS. THEY LOVE BUILDING MUD NESTS UNDER BRIDGES AND THE LIKE.

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  • Dalzenia Sams
  • SMOKEYDOGSOCKS
  • E.R. Bazor
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