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Grey Heron


Grey Heron
Photo Information
Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9824)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 400 f/5,6L USM + TC 2x, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/14.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-10 9:48
Viewed: 2753
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
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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Good moemnt to be around,
weel taken action shot

TFS
J

Witaj Angelo,
Excellent picture. Beautiful colours, and sharpness quality "Q".
I thank for birds' description also.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

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