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Ardea cinerea

Ardea cinerea
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Copyright: bartha tibor (barthatibor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 353 W: 0 N: 1050] (5595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-26
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-16 9:34
Viewed: 1635
Points: 10
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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 84102 cm (3340 in) long with a 155195 cm (6177 in) wingspan.[2] The body weight can range from 1.022.08 kg (2.24.6 lb).[3] 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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Hi Tibi,
another nice photo of bird. Excellent point of view and composition. Many details.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Bartha.
Splendido esemplare di Airone cenerino fotografato nel suo ambiente naturale,eccellente nitidezza e ottimi colori maturali, bella la composizione bravo.
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana ciao Marco.

Ciao Tibi, lovely Grey Heron in a fascinating natural ambientation, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-11-16 13:21]

Hello Tibi,
a very nice shot. Wonderful bird, good focus showing nice details and colours. Well done!Regards Siggi

Good POV of this common bird in my country
TFS, Ferran

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