October 2nd, 2015 – Avian Friday: Great Blue in B & W

For this weeks bird I wanted to post something a little different with an image processed in monochrome.Black and white images are usually focused on aspects such as form, texture and light so I had to do a little bit of searching to find an appropriate subject. I think this Great Blue Heron shot exemplifies those qualities. The color version of this image is appealing, but I think the monochromatic treatment  of it lends it to more of an artistic presentation. Let me know what you think.

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias )

Seabeck, Washington ;
700mm | 1/2500th Sec. @f/8| ISO 1600

Canon 5D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM vI + EFS 1.4X Rear Extender 

Processed using Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, Nik SilverEfx Pro

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,



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