Stacey A. Bates August 05, 2004

Beautiful image Deborah, love the effects added. Great soft colors!! #155117

Robin L. Wehrman August 05, 2004

WOW!! This is outstanding Deborah, beautiful soft colors and awesome reflections Perfect!!! #689431

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe August 05, 2004

Very cool shot!! The dreamy filter looks great here. #689494

Peggy Wolff August 05, 2004

Deborah, you have to stop these beautiful heron shots, you don't know how jelous it makes me! I want my photos to come out this beautiful! #689520

Deborah Sandidge August 05, 2004

Thanks so much, I appreciate your comments! I had fun with the colors and that dreamy filter. ;o) Thanks Peggy, - your photos are just wonderful, notice I haven't any portraits of people! (I think herons are more cooperative, LOL!) #689532

Susan T. Evans August 05, 2004

Awesome capture Deb, love the colors and reflection! #689570

Kelly Abernathy level-classic August 05, 2004

Just gorgeous Deborah! -K #689650

Jennifer Rennison August 05, 2004

How do you get so close, they seem to walk away whenever I've tried to get shots of them! Wonderful colors and reflections, Beautiful, Deborah! #689675

Terry R. Hatfield August 05, 2004

Nice Ps Work Deb The Colors Look Great!! #689699

Emanuel R.L Marcos August 05, 2004

gr8 one Deborah!! #689901

bob cornelison August 05, 2004

Really nice! ~:0) #689938

Diane Addonizio level-classic August 05, 2004

Beautiful! #689950

Deborah Sandidge August 05, 2004

Thanks so much for taking the time to look at this little heron, I appreciate your comments! :o)
Hi Jennifer, some of the herons here are well socialized. The fishermen often feed them leftover bait, so they equate people with food I suppose. A few are very tolerant of me being close. (They will fly if I get in their space, LOL!) I try to move slow, but track with them. I spooked a beautiful pair of mallards tonight, so I know how you feel. ;o) #689967

William C. Raco level-classic August 05, 2004

Wow, this is stunning, Deborah.
I love the effects, the color, the strong silhouette....
it's just beautiful!

bill #690037

Colette M. Metcalf August 05, 2004

This is beautiful!!! #690150

Deborah Sandidge August 05, 2004

Thanks so much Bill and Colette! :o) #690170

Janet Detota August 05, 2004

Gorgeous! Love the reflection and you did an awesome job with the effects! #690180

Kristen McKain August 06, 2004

very beautiful!! #690615

Deborah Sandidge August 06, 2004

Thank you Janet and Kristen! :o) #691102

Michael Khoury August 06, 2004

I love this as is, Deborah...and, I keep turning it around horizontally to imagine all kinds of abstracts...well done!! #691125

Deborah Sandidge August 06, 2004

Thank you Michael! (I agree, a bit like a Rorschach quiz!) Photographing them is mesmerizing when the water is so glassy, it's almost addictive. #691195

Darren K. Fisher level-classic September 04, 2004

What a beautiful image. The capture done wonderfully and I love the colors and added effect. #756270

Debra Booth September 13, 2004

Congrats on another awesome Finalist, Deborah! #774991

Jennifer Rennison September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Deborah!! #776552

Heather L. Jacks September 14, 2004

Another beauty! Congrats! #777398

Kelly Abernathy level-classic September 14, 2004

Congratulations again! -K #777646

Deborah Sandidge September 14, 2004

Thanks so much Debra, Jennifer, Heather and K! #777910

Donna J. Taff September 14, 2004

Congratulation's, Deborah!!!!!!! #778875

Terry R. Hatfield September 14, 2004

I Think You Have The Record Deb For The Most Finalists Most Deserved Too Congrats To You:-) #780507

Deborah Sandidge September 14, 2004

Thanks so much Donna and Terry!! Best of luck to you! (LOL, I think our Kathleen holds that record!) #780526

Karen Engelbreth September 15, 2004

Congratulations, Deborah! #783338

Deborah Sandidge September 15, 2004

Thank you Karen! #784062

Robin L. Wehrman September 16, 2004

Congratulations to you on your finalist, Deborah!!!! Outstanding!!! #784652

Deborah Sandidge September 16, 2004

Thank you Robin! #786154

Amanda Price June 13, 2005

Oh so lovely! Great composition and PS work! #1467291

Deborah Sandidge June 14, 2005

Thank you, Amanda! #1470884

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I wonder what they think about... f/8, 1/400, 70-200mm @ 70mm. Water altered with channel mixer in PS, BuZZ filter added and dream filter for overall image.

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