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Grey Heron

Grey Heron
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Copyright: nyala land (nyala) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 87] (661)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II, traxdata 4 GO
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of South Africa 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-19 6:33
Viewed: 3888
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is a large bird, standing 90-100 cm tall, with a 175-195 cm wingspan and a weight of 1-2 kg. Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, which extend their necks.(wiki)

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bonjour Nyala

très belle photo de ce héron en action de chasse (ou pêche)
j'aime le point de vue de l'image, j'aimes aussi la position
de ces pattes et son regard intense, juste une toute petite chose
j'aurais préféré un cadrage horizontal avec de l'espace
devant le héron, de l'espace vers là où il regarde



Beautiful shot of a really photogenic bird. His pose and the graceful design of the wood make a great picture.

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