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Posted by dianarebman on Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:10 pm

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by david fletcher on Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:25 pm
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This is so cool Diana. The treatment suits both the heron and the pine needles. Wonderful!
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by SantaFeJoe on Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:00 pm
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Love this one. I have seen them in the forest, but never in a spruce. Is this from a straight shot?

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by dianarebman on Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:31 pm
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This is from a straight shot. This particular Great Blue Heron hangs out at a local park. I have seen her in several different trees but never in this one. We have so many Great Blues around here that I don't usually photograph them but I really loved her position in this tree.
 

by Carol Clarke on Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:13 pm
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A lovely original with just enough enhancements to complete this beautiful artwork, Diana. I really like this a lot!

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by John Labrenz on Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:54 pm
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Oh My...this is a beauty!
Really like the treatment and the colors...awesome!
We have the great Blue herons up here too...but they are soooo spooky....would need a 150000mm lens to photo...lol
 

by ADKShooter on Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:35 pm
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John Labrenz wrote:
Oh My...this is a beauty!
Really like the treatment and the colors...awesome!
We have the great Blue herons up here too...but they are soooo spooky....would need a 150000mm lens to photo...lol


+1 to John on all counts of your beautiful image !!  Like John I live in an area where there is no lens ever made that could get close enough.  Before my Dad passed away he was living in Delray Beach, Florida and when I went to the nature preserves in his area I was stunned that I frequently couldn't get far enough away from some herons to fit them in the shot !!  You must live near a similar situation at your park in Oregon. Again, very nice image.
 

by dianarebman on Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:28 pm
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Thanks for all of the nice comments! Yes we are lucky to have so many Great Blues around. Many of them are not the least bit skittish!
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:15 am
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Love this-a beautiful and unusual setting for the great blue. (At least unusual for around here). The deep greens and pine cones really enhance the image with complementary colors. Your choice of textures is excellent. It's really a treat to see this.
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by Des on Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:16 am
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Is she standing on a Christmas tree? Very nice, Diana.
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by Jeff Pearl on Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:30 pm
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Wow, Very Beautiful!
 

by Ron Day on Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:57 pm
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Congratulations, Diana. This is a wonderful creation!!!
 

by Dan Kearl on Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:14 am
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Very creative, Well deserved, you really captured the creepy side of these prehistoric birds.. excellent.
 

by Mary Brun on Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:41 pm
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Wow! Diana! This is an incredibly beautiful and impressive super artwork!
I love the processing you did on the Heron feathers and pine needles.
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by Brannix on Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:12 am
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Wow! Simply amazing, I see them all the time but from now will pay them a little more attention. Really beautiful picture!
 

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