Great Blue Heron HDR Photo at Okeechobee Lake

Feb 5, 2011 | Animals & Wildlife

Can you believe this photo is a 3 exposure HDR image? I was actually able to get three similar exposure of this Great Blue Heron standing still with a fish in it’s mouth. It’s challenging enough to get a single sharp image. Even more amazing was the time when I took the photo. I shot the exposure 30 minutes after sunset, so you can image how long each exposure was. Not that it really need to be an HDR image but I found that the 3 exposures helped a lot to reduce noise. It’s no National Geographic shot but I’m impressed that I managed to get 3 perfect images for HDR!

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Software Used for Processing Photo:
Photomatix – Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Adjust – Photoshop plugin used to enhance details.
Topaz DeNoise – Photoshop plugin used to eliminate noise.
Topaz CleanPhotoshop plugin used to smooth pixels.

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Photography Style: High Dynamic Range
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 100-400mm f/5.6L USM
Photo Location: Okeechobee Lake, Florida