"Straight as an Arrow"

© Jim l. Carper

"Straight as an Arrow"

Uploaded: December 18, 2002


A Great Blue Heron passing by over the backwaters of the St. Johns River. Photo taken December 18, 2002 using a Canon EOS D30.


Dale Douthit December 18, 2002

This is a great Photo Jim. The only way it could be improved, in my oppinion, would be to pannel it, croping off the reflection of the wing in the water. This would keep the attention of the viewer just on the gentle movement of the bird.
Dale D. #16077

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

Great shot Jim! I like the whole shot with the reflected wing!

Cathy :) #32896

Jim l. Carper May 26, 2019

Thanks, guys, glad you liked the shot. The original actually has the whole reflection included, but I just didn't like the way it looked, although having the complete reflection is usually a pretty good thing.
I do like the idea of possibly cloning out the reflected wing, but in the end, I'd decided that I wanted to leave a bit of the reflection in order to show that the Heron was flying close to the water, but Dale's idea would work well, too....maybe even better. #32903

Judith G. Secco May 26, 2019

Reflection or no reflection, this is an amazing shot. It really portrays the gracefulness of this bird. I can't decide if I would clone the reflection out or not. Tough call. Nice work.
Judy #32911

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