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

 

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14 responses

  1. Very nice shot

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    March 25, 2017 at 11:27 am

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

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    March 25, 2017 at 11:41 am

  3. Terrific photographs of this Great Blue Heron!

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    March 25, 2017 at 2:55 pm

  4. Miracles of avian aerodynamics well illustrated!

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    March 25, 2017 at 5:51 pm

  5. Beautiful captures, Victor!

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    March 25, 2017 at 6:08 pm

  6. Fabulous!!!

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    March 25, 2017 at 11:33 pm

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

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    March 26, 2017 at 9:19 pm

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