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The big fella

The big fella
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Copyright: Damian Stepien (Kasek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 13 N: 50] (284)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-24
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-12 4:49
Viewed: 2904
Points: 4
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This photo was made on my trip to Croatia, taken from the boat on lake called "Jezero Kozjak" (National Park "Plitvicka Jezera", google it, it's beautiful place). This bird was really far away from me so not too many details there. I shot it at 24th march 2011.

This bird is called Ardea cinerea (Polish Czapla Siwa, English Grey Heron).

According to wikipedia:
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 90100 cm tall, with a 175195 cm wingspan and a weight of 12 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. The call is a loud croaking "fraaank". The Australian White-faced Heron is often incorrectly called Grey Heron. In Ireland the grey heron is often colloquially called " crane ".

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Hello Damian

Excellent photo of the Grey Heron with
his typical pose, fine POV and framing,
excellent light, great focus sharpness
and details, i love the woody background,



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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2011-06-14 5:02]

Też ją tam widziałam. Dobry strzał. Pozdrawiam

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