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purple heron

purple heron
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 300\4L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-15 8:22
Viewed: 2866
Points: 14
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Purple Heron

Purple Herons feed mainly on fish, but will also eat insects, amphibians, and occasionally shellfish, small mammals, reptiles and even small birds.

Purple Herons are shy and solitary hunters, and appear to hunt mostly at night continuing into the early morning. They don't often wade in deep water and prefer to stand-and-wait in cover, staying motionless for long periods in shallow water or perched on low dense trees and bushes. Their slim bills are large and strong enough to kill even large snakes. Their long necks give them a long and powerful reach.
The Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, and southern and eastern Asia. The European populations are migratory, wintering in tropical Africa; the more northerly Asian populations also migrate further south within Asia. It is a rare but regular wanderer north of its breeding range.

Image taken in RAW, ISO160

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-02-15 8:29]

dear george

what a perfection of this heron capture!.oh god.im so happy to see ur capture.bcos i had
missed the same heron its went me out of focus.at least i seen it here and enjoying.
it is a master capture as natural.focus and sharphness applied very well.

have a nice day

Hi George,
beautiful photo of this situation. Amazing colours. Perfect composition.Very good depth of field.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 234 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2012-02-15 9:48]

Nice picture and great moment, excelent definition and sharpness. Congratulation.

Hello George,
Slendid photo of this Purple Heron in action, great sharp and colorful details, TFS!
Regards, Joska

  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6525 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2012-02-15 14:26]

Hi George,it's always a great pleasure to make a jump in your gallery,another spectacular and unusual capture,great quality in a difficult situation inside the grass,impossible to make better.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello George

Excellent photo of this heron with his catch,
fine POV, excellent light and contrast,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-16 3:31]

Hello Friend George,
what a marvellous presentation.
No need elaboration.
The picture tells a thousand skills and beauty.


Hallo George,
Here you have outdone yourself!! Absolute fantastic capture with explicit clarity, detail, colours and DOF. Well done my friend! And "NO POINTS PLEASE"?? In another lifetime.
Best regards,

WOW and you know, love the reflections of blue in the background, it doesn't take away from the portrait of purple and those EYES. Indeed...Trek all the way!

Hi George,
Great image of this Purple Heron catching a fish. Thatís being in the right place the right time. Beautiful colors and stunning detail. As always you've out done yourself again.

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