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Grey Heron

Grey Heron
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of South Africa - Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2019-11-09 3:22
Viewed: 257
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The grey heron (Ardea cinerea)

I have captured this picture of Grey Heron at Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa. Tried my best technique to focus all of them equally,although it's very difficult while you are using zoom 600mm.

Grey Heron is a long-legged predatory wading bird of the heron family, Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but some populations from the more northern parts migrate southwards in autumn. A bird of wetland areas, it can be seen around lakes, rivers, ponds, marshes and on the sea coast. It feeds mostly on aquatic creatures which it catches after standing stationary beside or in the water or stalking its prey through the shallows.

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You captured this perfectly. Beautiful colors, sharp, and illustrative in one picture of different wings positions during flight.

Hi Srikumar,
Beautiful trio photographed with awesome clarity. Perfect exposure and shutter speed to freeze the action, fantastic odd number composition. Without doubt the 'Photo of the day' for me here. Bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-11-10 14:24]

Hi Srikumar,what a timing and what a fantastic in flight capture of these 3 herons!! The light too is amazing,another masterwork in your gallery of wonders. Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2019-11-13 1:14]

Hi Srikumar
Very well exposed and sharp at 600 mm.
TFS Deon.

Hi Srikumar,

You have captured well the flight of the birds. The point of view is showing the details of the Grey Herons. The light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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