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Green Heron II

Green Heron II
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Copyright: Pekka Valo (pekkavalo1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 423 W: 54 N: 2120] (6789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 400mm f4.0 DO IS USM, RAW ISO 800, Canon EF 1.4x Extender II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-02 2:41
Viewed: 3245
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot of Green Heron, a rare visitor in the Old World from Americas which was fishing in Royal Military Canal, West Hythe, Kent. This individual should be in his first winter, so that might be the reason why he mixed England and Ecuador.

This picture shows how tiny it is for a Heron and when it is flexing its wings (muscles) it can look much larger. I managed to find one decent flight picture (out of the few hundred I took) which I will post later.

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  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-02 2:47]

Hello Pekka.
Very nice capture and very good POV.Your image is very sharp and clear.Colors and details are as usual outstanding.
Regards Siggi

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-02 4:42]

Hello Pekka,
Beautiful image with great composition, colors and sharpness. Your capture shows him superbly and in nice natural surrounding. Great work Pekka, thank you.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-11-02 4:45]

Merhaba Pekka,
Sanırım geçen gün postaladığınız balıkçılın bir başka pozu. Bu da diğeri gibi oldukça başarılı bir kare. Bu kuşların yaşadığı ortamı yansıtan enfes bir fotoğraf olmuş. Elinize sağlık.


What a great shot of this Green Heron Pekka.
Perfect sharpness and colour and a great composition.
Excellent work here.

A great photograph catches the eye. It leaps off the page and demands attention. While a picture may say a thousand words, I think a great photo should say just one - "Wow!"
There are four keys to visual impact: simplicity, color, light, and depth.
Bravo and TFS

ta czapla jest po prostu świetna! Przyczaiła się chyba, albo przerwałeś jej drzemkę...jest taka nastroszona a przez to zabawna. Zastanawiałam się gdzie ma drugą nogę, chyba schowała ją aby było cieplej. A może taki jej zwyczaj - stanie na jednej nodze...
Super szczegóły i kolory. Ciekawy kadr.
Gratuluję i pozdrawiam

Hello Pekka,
Great capture, superb sharpness and depth of field,
beautiful natural colors, good clarity, fantastic
details, good catchlight and great pose.

Hello Pekka,

Good job on this one!
The details are very clear, exposure spot on and the composition works very well too. My first though was that the BG is a little bit distracting, but now I'm begining to think it actually looks alright.



great pic the same species occurs in S Israel on the coast of the Red Sea. TFS Ori

Hi Pekka, an impressive capture of this beautiful heron staning on a single feet:) in a lovely posture. Great clarity and sharpness. TFS this fine image my friend!


Hi Pekka, lovely Heron in great pose with fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-02 13:03]

Hi Pekka. What an amazing shot . The detail in the feathers is so clear as to the eye. You were so lucky to have seen this bird. very well done TFS.

Your lens seems to work well with the 1.4x. Sharpness is super. It looks like a well lplanned and executed shot.

Evelynn : )

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-11-02 22:59]

Great sharpness and excellent DOF on this green heron.
What a great pose, with one leg up.
He manages to stand out nicely against the grasses.
He looks very intense, as herons tend to look.
beautiful colors on the plumage.
TFS. : )

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-11-03 1:23]

Pekka, WoW brilliant shot and a superb focus. Great look into the eyes. Ganesh

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-04 13:26]

A fantastic shot of this Green Heron, Pekka!
Excellent detail and sharpness.
Great composition.
Lovely vibrent yet natural colours.
Superb light.

Well done!!!

p.s great to see that pic of yours on Bird Forum! Looking forward to seeing it here on TN :-)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-05 3:35]

Hej Pekka,
What a splendid capture of the Green Heron in a fine pose resting on one leg! Excellent focus and sharpness and a beautiful composition in lovely colours.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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