Great Blue Heron Landing (Three Photographs) and a Word on Cropping

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Seems a shame to show this Heron in flight and landing and then talk about something technical, but the bird has done a wonderful job of choreography that my words cannot do justice to. You hear a lot about rules and suggestions concerning cropping. However, all those rules, in my view, add up to ensuring context and/or drama. We crop to keep out the unnecessary, to highlight our subject, and for emphasis. Having said that, when there is drama and/or something specific about a subject that needs highlighting, I see no reason not to center the subject and ignore the rules and suggestions made by most “rules” of cropping




14 responses

  1. Very nice shot


    March 25, 2017 at 11:27 am

  2. These are trully awsome photos, Victor! And I agree with all you say about cropping 🙂


    March 25, 2017 at 11:41 am

  3. Terrific photographs of this Great Blue Heron!


    March 25, 2017 at 2:55 pm

  4. Miracles of avian aerodynamics well illustrated!


    March 25, 2017 at 5:51 pm

  5. Beautiful captures, Victor!


    March 25, 2017 at 6:08 pm

  6. Fabulous!!!


    March 25, 2017 at 11:33 pm

  7. Gorgeous photos, Victor! The reflections are wonderful.


    March 26, 2017 at 9:19 pm

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