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Ardea Cinerea

Ardea Cinerea
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Copyright: Christina Pandrea (chrissty) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 25] (456)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, CANON EF 100-400mm F 4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 77mm HOYA HMC UV(0)
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite pics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-05-13 10:19
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Points: 18
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hello everybody!
it was not such a nice day, cloudy, 18°.
not so far away from our home, in Wienerwald, it's a small lake Wienerwaldsee.
there i met this wonderful Grey Heron. :)

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is resident in the milder south and west, but many birds retreat in winter from the ice in colder regions. It has become common in summer even inside the Arctic circle along the Norwegian coast.

It is a large bird, standing up to 100 cm (39 in) tall and measuring 84–102 cm (33–40 in) long with a 155–195 cm (61–77 in) wingspan.[2] The body weight can range from 1.02–2.08 kg (2.2–4.6 lb) 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. The call is a loud croaking "fraaank". The Australian White-faced Heron is often incorrectly called a Grey Heron. In Ireland the grey heron is often colloquially called a "crane".

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Buna Christina,
O foarte buna captura a starcului cenusiu surpins in zbor. Claritatea imaginii si detaliile sunt excelente. Greu reusesc sa ma apropii de aceste pasari foarte sperioase. (cel putin in Romania) Felicitari!

Bonsoir Christina
Le vol de ce héron est très bien pris, la photo est superbe et révèle
des détails intéressant; bonne lumière également.

Ciao Christina, great capture of beautiful heron in fantastic fly, perfect focus, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christina,
great in flight shot of the Grey Heron with good sharpness and nice framing. I also like the splendid light and the natural colours.
Best wishes,

Hello Christina
Great in flight photo with perfect timing, very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

A very interesting flight shot of this grey heron. Interesting because of the light play on the wings - one wing seems to be missing!
best regards

Hello Christina
Wonderful capture of the Grey heron in flight.Perfect POV and great timing to this wonderful shot.Great sharpness and wonderful natural colours.Congrats!
Thank You,
Have a good week!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-14 4:19]

Hallo Christina,
Jetzt wagst Du dich sogar an fliegende Vögel heran! Nicht schlecht das Resulat!
Feines natürliches Bild, das den Graureiher in schönster Flugposition zeigt. Gut gemacht!
Herzlich grüsst

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-17 10:17]

Hi Cristina.
This is a great in-flight picture. Bravo. Dear friend. Fantastic exposure, sharpness and colours of the charming bird. BG is so splendid. Perfect job.

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