Friday, October 22, 2010

Dark side of the heron

Trying some more silhouette and backlit work on the herons yesterday morning before work, I used an aperture value of 40 at 400m to produce the star-like halos often seen in night and landscape photography. These actually result from the eight blades of the aperture diaphragm in the lens. Positioning myself to make the most of the dawn light I managed to get several of the reflections to bend around the bird's head creating the glitzy portrait below.








8 comments:

Rebecca Armstrong said...

Stunning photos! Kudos for making such a familiar species seem interesting and beautiful.

Warren Baker said...

expertly done Fraser. Puts my snapshots into perspective I think :-)

Fraser Simpson said...

Thanks Rebecca.

Fraser Simpson said...

Thanks Warren.

Nicole MacP said...

Awesome pics, unique and wonderfully moody! Good to know about the stars, too!

Fraser Simpson said...

Thanks Nicole.

Neil said...

Excellent photos

Fraser Simpson said...

Thanks Neil.