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Grey Heron

Grey Heron
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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus SP560uz, no lens, (digital), No Filter
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heron, bobair's favorites beyond the alloted amount. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-11 17:03
Viewed: 3567
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea - Heron cendre

The Grey Heron is a wading bird, common throughout temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident in the milder south and west, but many birds retreat in winter from the ice in colder regions.
It feeds in shallow water, catching or spearing preys with its long, sharp bill. Preys are mostly fish or frogs.

I like the typical winter pose. They stand like this to fight the cold. The ice on the ground shows the hard conditions for them. -14°C (7°F) by night and 2°C (35°F) by day.
Direct sun light. The water is dark dark because it is in the shade of a bridge.
Cropping on the right.

Thanks for looking,

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Hi Jean Marie, this is an attractive photo of the heron and the pose makes it look like it has a winter coat on,very interesting indeed.The pov is good and the details are fine and sharply focused,I like the minimalistic colour pallet this capture has.A fine photo and thank you for sharing this image with us. Bob

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-01-12 0:39]

Hi Jean Marie
Nice capture. Well done.
Razvan Zinica

belle image jean Marie, belle lumière, le fond aide bien à le mettre en valeur

Wonderful capture with excellent exposure,lighting and fine details.
Great work.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-14 8:14]

Hi Jean-Marie.
Despite the strong sunlight shot and image of the beautiful heron are exposed precisely. Superb reproduction of the bird image and other its details. I like excellent sharpness and beautifulness of the ground and dark water surface as a BG. Well done and TFS.

Bonjour Jean-Marie,

La vue rapprochée permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du héron gris qui semble observer les environs. L'image est claire et nette. Le sujet est bien cadré. La luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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