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    Love is in the Air!



    Around this timeevery year the Great Blue Herons of Bolsa Chica Ecological Reservestart to pair up and build their nest. There are many nesting sites in the erea but this couple builds their nest out in the open and gives photographers a great opportunity to photograph the courtship and eventually the chicks.[]


    40D, 400 f/5.6L, Aperture Priority, f/6.3, 1/1600sec., ISO 250, +2/3 Exp. Com.


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    Re: Love is in the Air!



    Great capture!


    Not sure if that is love in their eyes though. Maybe a Fatal Attraction type thing.

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    Re: Love is in the Air!



    Very nice.


    I tend to use negative exposure compensation on sky to make it look bluer, but I notice you adjusted +2/3 stop, and it looks perfect.


    Did you use a polarizer?



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    Re: Love is in the Air!



    Quote Originally Posted by Sinh Nhut Nguyen


    40D, 400 f/5.6L, Aperture Priority, f/6.3, 1/1600sec., ISO 250, +2/3 Exp. Com.
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    Great shot overall! any crops?


    I will probably have used a narrower aperture (F8) forthis shot for absolute image quality (as it doesn't require background blur) and change down the ISO a little bit since there is still room for shutter to get slower. But this difference could behard to see even at 100% as the 400/5.6L is just good wide open.

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    Thanks for the comments everyone.


    Jon, no polarizer was used. When shooting against bright sky I usually adjust the compensation to +2/3 or 1 to have better exposure on the subject.[]


    Ben, I cropped for artistic reason, this is 80% of original image. I don't see any difference regarding sharpness between f/5.6 and f/8.

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    Great shot!

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    Excellent capture.....

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    Re: Love is in the Air!



    As always, your bird shots are the best lol.


    Can we see a tighter crop please?

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