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Tricolored Heron

Tricolored Heron
Photo Information
Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM, ISO 100, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-17 10:12
Viewed: 5730
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I'm tired of the cold and the snow ! Let's go down in the south ! :-) That's a Tricolored Heron (Egretta caerulea, 60 cm) that I photographed last winter in sunny Cuba !

From: www.birds.cornell.edu

A medium-sized, slender heron of the southeastern United States, the Tricolored Heron was formerly known as the Louisiana Heron.

Medium-sized heron.
Long, slender neck and bill.
Dark back and neck
White belly.

Size: 60-70 cm (24-28 in)
Wingspan: 95 cm (37 in)
Weight: 415 g (14.65 ounces)
Sex Differences
Sexes look alike.

Soft, nasal moaning.

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Other Names
Aigrette tricolore (French)
Garceta tricolor, Garza pechiblanca (Spanish)
Louisiana Heron (English)

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Great action shot, Mario.

Hello Mario,
What a giant step of this beautiful Heron he made! and I loved how you captured him!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details to enjoy!
well done and TFS

Hello Mario,
Definitely in a hurry your model...
Nevertheless very sharp photo!
Good colours and great compo.
Well done

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-17 10:32]

Hi Mario,

It's too early to be sick of the cold and the snow!!!! A beautiful heron - so majestic looking. Your timing was great to get him in the middle of that huge step. Nice colors and details and a lovely setting.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-17 10:40]

Hola Mario. La foto de esta hermosa ave luce exelentemente con su paso elegante sobre el agua. Colores y nitidez exelente.
Saludos Luis52.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-17 10:48]

Hi Mario

Great composition - the frozen movement is very good. The DOF and colours are also great.


Hello Mario
Very nice shot of this Tricolored Heron :o)
Perfect focusing,exposure and POV,Supperb shot.

Good luck

Hello Mario
You have a perfect low pov and superb details..
Perfect Dof
Is he running for a Cuban Cigar!!?
Best regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-17 12:05]

Hi. Late home again just a quick note to say good picture . Nick.

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  • medio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 2 N: 35] (181)
  • [2007-12-17 12:49]

Hola Mario,
buena toma, la composición es muy buena bien centrada y nítidos colores un preciosa foto!!!
saludos José

Bonsoir Mario,
quelle élégance , quelle classe cet oiseau est magnifique, merci de nous le présenter,

Mario! You too in Cuba! My goodness...I wonder why my country does not allow us to go there..it is a shame. I don't even smoke cigars but I would try one...a wonderful picture from a wonderful NOT SNOW place....I just saw Sicko....and I cried...You should love Michael Moore. He makes you folks as well as the French I must say, look so healthy...as keeping up with this speeding bird oui?!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-17 15:20]

Preciosa captura Mario,
excelente Heron, detalles y buen foco.
color magnífico,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-17 15:57]

Very great pic taken in a decisive moment,very perfect under all corners of view,thanks for share,Luciano

It isn't even officially winter yet! It is a long way yet to spring.

I like the action that you captured here, Mario. It is a bird on a mission. Perfect exposure and focus.

Evelynn : )

Hi Mario,
Very nice shot of beautiful bird. Are good opportunities for birding in Cuba?
I just came back from Mexico. There were about 25 different species of beautiful birds (all new for me) just inside the Resort.
Regards, Mario

Hello Mario,
Wow! This is a fine action capture, this guy seems to be in a hurry!
Super details in this different bird image...
Pleasant composition, DOF spot on and a fine feeling of depth!
Pablo -

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-18 2:32]

A change of scene!
Excellent capture Mario!
This aptly named heron is very pretty.
Sharp and detailed with great clarity.
Superb pose and composition.
Well done,

Hello Mario,

Just marking, no time today.

Hi Mario,
Fun shot of this heron in a hurry.
Great color and composition.
Well done, TFS
Richard... see you later

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-18 10:42]

Hello Mario,
Excellent photo of this Tricolored Heron. Light and colours are fantastic. Sharpness very good with a great DOF. Great frozen action shot and composition.

Celui-ci est une pure merveille ! Composition, lumière, couleur, attitude de l'oiseau, tout y est ! Bravo!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-18 16:51]

Bonjour Mario, cet oiseau marche comme le professeur Pi dans la Ribouldingue, c'est trop drôle. C'est parfait, clair et net, les couleurs sont belles comme toujours. J'aime beaucoup le cadrage et la composition. Merci!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-18 17:12]

Hello Mario,
This heron must have someplace to go as you caught him striding along the shore at a good pace by the look of it. You have great details and colors in the nice composition, thanks Mario.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2007-12-18 17:37]


J'aime le mouvement dans cette photo, j'ai vraiment l'impression de le voir se déplacer! Très belle netteté et d'excellents détails dans cette prise.


salut Mario

sa fait longtemps que je ne suis pas venu au forum de TN,
me revoilà pour de bon depuis hier, je sais que j'ai manqué
beaucoup de tes superbes photos, pour l'instant je choisis
celle-ci pour critiquer (ils devraient nous laisser critique
une 50taines de photos par jour au lieu de 20)

j'ai choisis celle-ci car j'aime ce genre de photo
et ce mouvement des pieds de ce danseur de ballé,
et j'aimes aussi le cadrage apporté à l'image,
j'aimes cette espace laissé devant le héron



Bonjour Mario,

Cette aigrette tricolore semble vouloir s'éloigner à grand pas d'un danger ou du photographe. Cet oiseau a un beau plumage et de belles couleurs. Le photographe a bien cadré son sujet. Joyeux Noël


Dinámica y bien encuadrada.
Excelente toma Mario !!
Un abrazo.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2008-01-08 7:05]

Hi Mario
what a grat capture and composition.
I really liked the posicion of the heron in this picture.
we have the sense of movement in the bird, that´s not common in the case of herons on the ground, they´re most of the time in a static capture of food...
well done.

Salut Mario,

Tanné également du froid et du nord mais ne pourrai retourner dans le sud que l'an prochain...

Très belle photo de ce Héron tricolore en mouvement! Belle compo et excellente maitrise des blancs. Excellent PDV également... D'ailleurs je me demande depuis où as-tu pris cet image? D'un bateau ou bien étais-tu dans l'eau?

Bye et merci,


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