Photo Of The Day – Heron Reflection

Title: Reflection of a Heron

Location: Stop me if you’ve heard this one….Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA


ISO 1250
Focal Length 300mm
Shutter Speed 1/80
Aperture f/13
Exp Comp -1 2/3
Camera Canon EOS 5D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L

While I did increase the blacks a little in this image, there is no grand Photoshop trickery going on here. I moved close enough to the heron so he blended into the rocks behind him. I also underexposed the image to help bring the shutter speed into a handheld range as I didn’t have my tripod this day. Although it appears as the bird has an eye socket in the reflection, this is only caused by the ripples on the water.

In Photoshop Lightroom:

White Balance to 5000K

Blacks +14

Clarity +45

Vibrance +29

Saturation +40

Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey

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