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Grey Heron


Grey Heron
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Copyright: Eduardo Balogh (Ketaka) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 5 N: 124] (1159)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 ED f4.5-5-6, SanDisk Extreme III, Nikon L1Bc 62mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Budapest ZOO Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-07 2:29
Viewed: 3240
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Budapest 2008 March 14

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 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

Make - NIKON CORPORATION
Model - NIKON D300
DateTime - 2008:03:14 11:43:00
ExposureTime - 1/160 seconds
FNumber - 6.30
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
FocalLength - 300.00 mm
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Auto
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 450 mm
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal


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