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Copyright: omer sozer (eng55) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-10
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Bayram's Favorites-1, aquatic birds! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-02 1:58
Viewed: 4979
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 140
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo is taken last year at seaside of Tuzla with
Canon Eos 1 ds Mark II.
Have a great week and thanks for looking!

Grey Heron
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Ardea
Species: A. cinerea
Binomial name
Ardea cinerea
Linnaeus, 1758
Light green: summer
Dark green: all year
Blue: winter
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.
Adult at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.
Immature at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.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 them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, which extend their necks.
In flight with large numbers of them with Great Egrets in the background in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.This species breeds in colonies in trees close to lakes, the sea-shore or other wetlands, although it will also nest in reed beds. It builds a bulky stick nest.
It feeds in shallow water, catching fish or frogs with its long bill. Herons will also take small mammals and birds. It will often wait motionless for prey, or slowly stalk its victim.
In the Netherlands, the grey heron has become a very common species in recent decades by moving into urban environments in great numbers. There, the herons hunt as they usually would but also make use of food discarded by humans, will visit feeding times in zoos to birds such as penguins and pelicans and some individuals even make use of people feeding them at their homes. All of this behaviour can be seen in the Dutch documentary Schoffies (Hoodlums).

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Merhaba Ömer Bey, yiner olağanüstü bir kare ve mükemmel renkler ile detaylar. Bundan ötesi yok sanırım. Elinize emeğinize sağlık. Tebrikler. Işığınız bol olsun! Sağlıcakla...

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-06-02 2:02]

Ömer Bey nefis, 4/4 lük bir kare. Suyun durgunluğu, yansımalar ve tüm detayları ile harikulade. Elinize sağlık. Selamlar.

Wow omer,
very nice shoot! The colours and and the pose of the subject, really well done.

Hi Omer,
great shot of this very common bird.

Another masterpiece of a picture worth waiting for, Omer.
This is the kind of picture I dream of taking one day, which could perhaps remain a dream only.
There is some undefinable quality to this work that verges on the mystical.
So far as photography as an art form is concerned, I would rate this picture among the best ten I have seen in my life.
TFS and regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-02 4:30]

Hello Omer,
The light management, pose, timing, POV and composition of this Grey Heron with a caught catfish are all excellent, which makes this another superb image of yours to enjoy.
Regards, Ivan

Hi Omer,
This is such a beautiful capture. You always have those particular tones of colors and mood in your pictures! This is a great capture, well exposed and composed. Greetings,

Hello Omer,

Very beautiful composition. Excellent DOF and sharpness. I like very much the light and the colours.

Hi Omer,
Wonderful image with great exposure, detail, and a nice reflection across the sand. Just the right DOF to isolate the subject in your frame..And the just caught fish-n-beak makes it Great! :)
Well done & TFS!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-06-02 6:16]

Hello Omer
What a marvellous capture of this beautiful good fisher!! A picture perfect for a first prize in a photograph competition. I love the subject, the POV, DOF, sharpness and magnificent light, contrast and perfect exposure. The composition is great.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards

Spettacolare momento di cattura, eccellenti POV e composizione con l'Airone che sembra mostrare orgogliosamente la propria preda, ottima nitidezza, bellissimi i colori e stupendi i riflessi sull'acqua. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-02 7:57]

Hello Omer,
This Heron looks really proud over its catch! Peculiar hairstyle he's got! n a more serious note, this is a splendid capture in beautiful light. Great details and colours and I like the reflections in the water Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Ömer Bey harika resim. Muhteşem. Elinize sağlık, Bahadır

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-02 8:44]

Hi Omer,

I am always delighted to see a new post from you. You are truly an artist - you have a style that is individual and magnificent. This Heron is wonderful with the same remarkable clarity as in all of your shots. Colors and details are immaculate. A beautiful scene with a nice reflection and gentle ripples in the dark water. I must add - I love the Heron's hair do.


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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2008-06-02 9:19]

Hello Omer,
very nice shot..

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-02 9:23]

Hello Omer, This is superb shot and what a composition. The reflection in the water is so beautiful. Ganesh

hello Omer

superb shot of this heron with his proud pose of hunter (or fisher),
fine POV, DOF and framing, excellent sharpness and details, TFS


This truel a lovely capture.
Loved your notes.
Warm greetings from canada,

Hi Omer,
What a beautiful light you've captured on the heron and what a beautiful moment as well. For me its just so much better to see the heron in a more natural enviroment then to what I see in my country. The Herons here even stay during the winter, feeding on trash and human food.
Compositional wise I think the photo could be stronger. The Heron is too much centered, and would be better positioned more the right and lower in the frame.

Ömer merhaba , nefis bir foto , güzel bir belge , eline sağlık , paylaşımına teşekkürler .

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-02 11:21]

Hello Omer,
Fantastic shot. Wonderful light and colours. Excellent quality in all aspects. Maybe the composition can be better, through a crop of the right side.

Merhaba Omer, splendid composition with beautiful Heron and fascinating reflections, fine details and splendid 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)
  • [2008-06-02 13:12]

Hi Omer. What a first class shot of the Heron with a fish. I like the light and colours in the warm looking picture. good detail and colours. well done TFS.

Dramatic lighting. Beautifully composed - simple and profound. Well done!


That's a great shot. I love the contrast between the bird and the dark-blue water. The fish is an added bonus as well. You've got a very nicely composed shot. TFS.

Best Regards,


Excellent composition Omer. A tighter crop will loose the stunning perspective. I like the sharpness of the bird in stunning pose and the inclusion of the reflection on the surface. Brilliant work and thanks for sharing. Jusni

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-02 23:02]

Hi Omer,
Wonderful shot of this great looking Grey Heron in its natural habitat and with a catch. Very neat and sharp image with beautiful lighting and perfect exposure levels. Your choice of low POV has brought in some great details on the water too and the rippled reflection looks awesome. Very nice composition. Kudos.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-06-03 0:44]

Hello Omer, this is another great image from you.
The bird is very decorated - would that be his breeding plumage?
I congratulate you on this photo - well done

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-03 1:07]

Excellent capture, Omer!!!
This Heron has one crazy hair-do :-)
Very good pose and composition.
Superb DOF and spot-on focusing.
Great light.

Very well done,


OmerBey nefis bir cekim yapmissiniz.Sudakisakinlik cekime ayri bir guzellik katmis. eliniz

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-06-03 2:00]

Hello Omer,
Beautiful light on this natural scene showing the grey heron with its big catch. Really well seen.I also appreciate that you let quite a big space around the bird, to show the environment.
Thanks and best regards

Hi Omer, this is a very good shot of this Grey Heron. You have very excellent detail seen on the bird. The shot is sharp and very well composed, with this bird standing in the water with it's fish. The reflection just adds to this. The colour is very good, and very natural looking throughout, with excellent light.

Thanks, John

Merhaba Omer,
A talented photographer with nature and a awesome camera for this great image sharing!
awesome image of Grey Heron with beautiful lighting and reflection!
the subject itself is in total sharpness, nice colour and details
my compliment for a fine presentation

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-06-03 12:26]

Merhaba Ömer bey çok hoş olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

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  • yasin Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 1 N: 43] (129)
  • [2008-06-03 20:07]
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Merhaba Ömer Bey,

Beautiful Grey Heron you've captured. I like the lights splashing the bird's face, wonder where was the lights came from, sunset or sunrise lights?

TFS, salaam from Indonesia


Hallo Omer
This is a great image, filled with lots of detail to appreciate. Great timing showing this lucky fellow with his fresh lunch. Very good focus, sharpness and composition. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-06-05 10:57]

Hello Omer,
Very nice capture, great shadows and reflection.. Well done


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-06-05 13:04]

Hi Omer

I love herons and this one has a great ruffled look. You caught a great moment with the catch. Shar, excellent exposure and well composed



Hello Omer.
I have not seen a grey heron look like this before.The head shows some very good details.
I like the POV, and the clarity.
A good capture of him with the fish.

Hi Omer,
You know i notice a dark overall tone that seems to be dominant in your compositions..and they impart a very pleasant warm mood and i really enjoy looking at your compositions.THe details are maginificent and the pose captured with brillinat timing.EXcellent DoF and nice capture of the reflection too.
Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

P.S:I did a little workshop just to get another perspective...hope you wont mind..,

Ömer bbey merhaba. Nefis yakalamışsınız. elinize sağlık.

Amazing shot, truly amazing. Crisp, clear shot with a great DOF, and the lighting is terrific. Beautiful shot.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-06 11:28]

Hello Omer

A very lovely atmosphere in this shot.
You have used the light to good effect.
Excellent focus and sharpness.
The plumage detail is very good.


nefis bir balıkçıl çekimi, harika renkler, güzel zamanlama olmuş Ömer bey. netlik, kompozisyon ve yüzde yakaladığınız ifade çok çok güzel. elinize sağlık, selamlar.

Hi Omer,

Excellent capture of Greay Heron with good composition and colours, great sharp details.



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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-06-07 4:34]

Hello Omer,
a very crisp and clear image of the bird. The background which is natural is so pestel and beautiful to give impact to the overall photo of yours. Clear detail of the birds. Great composition and positioning.
Brilliant work.


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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-06-07 17:38]

Hi Omer,
Soperb capture with great timing. Lightning is perfect.

Merhaba Ömer Bey,
Harika bir kare, renkler ve kompozisyon çok güzel, elinize sağlık.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-08 10:03]

Merhaba Omer Bey,
Yakaladiginiz poz, renk tonlari, isik ve detaylari ile guzel bir fotograf. Tebrikler

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-09 15:15]

Excelente trabajo,
buenos detalles y pov,
estupenda iluminación,
saludos Omer.

Namaste Omer, my brother!
I am sorry i went away to my paradise :) for a few days suddenly..
A very beautiful shot, my friend..Very sharp and excellent POV/DOF.

Hello Omer,
phantastic document, crisp and clear, dramatically highlighted in the great atmospheric beauty of a dark grey environment. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hi Omer,
Great capture.Exposure,pose of heron with fish,details and composition are magnificent.Masterpiece!

bonjour omer
je trouve le sujet un peu trop centré mais c'est malgré tout une belle photo.

Hi Omer
I think the lighting here really creates a nice calm scene and brings out the nice colours of the Heron. You have captured a nice moment with the Heron and his dinner too. Well done.
TFS Janice

Hi Omer,

Really appreciate the feedback many thanks, this is wonderful, excellent detail, superb colours, and the lighting is beautiful, really well framed and composed, I've only just got the Canon EOS 1D Mark III, and when I see images like this I realise I still have a long way to go, really superb work, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

Ne kadar guzel bir kus. Tepesindeki uzun tuyler cok tatli duruyor. Elinize saglik Omer bey... cypturk

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-08-16 6:38]

merhaba omer
bu güzel gri balıkçılı bonusu ve pozuyla çok güzel kadrajlamışsın
ışık, renkler ve netlik nefis
eline sağlık

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-09-19 12:24]

Hi Omer.

Fantastic capture, is wonderful sharpness colors , light contrast and exposure, excellent detail,hight quality, good note.


Beautiful catch! Superb!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-02 11:15]

Hi Omer.
Lovely shot of an amazing bird. I like warm sunlight, damped up colours of the picture and ultimate details of the beautiful bird. Refined art picture. My compliments and best regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-03 2:56]

Hello Ömer
Perfect moment to shoot this Great Blue Heron,Great Reflection and lighting,
Great BG and sharpness,Superb shot,

Best regards Siggi

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-20 18:16]

Hello Omer,
Absolutely oin sharp and wonderfully composed image. Excellent work Omer, thank you for sharing.

Dear Omer,
Amazing stunning shot of heron by you. TFS

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-06 15:07]

Hello Omer !
Wow, what a gracious and beautiful bird, I love those long feathers on the back of the head and the throat. You also captured him at the perfect moment, with a fish in its beak, great timing. Excellent details, too, and nice natural colors. Very well done !

Bildiğim kadarıyla heronlar çok zor kuşlar. Çok ürkekler ve insan görür görmez kaçıyorlar. Bir şekilde ben de yakalayacağım bu güzel kuşu. Ama böyle bir an herkese nasip olmaz sanırım. Kutlarım. Sevgiler.

Impresionante luz Omer !! ... y colores.
Eres un gran artista.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Merhaba Omer!
This is very beautiful capture, the heron looks perfectly. Light, composition and details are 1st class. Very good work!
Greetings from Lodz,

hello Omer
I worship such moments and such photographs! just excellent!
keep photographing! TFS

Merhaba Omer
A great shot, and I have added it to my favorites. Thank you for bringing to TrekNature such wonderful photos. Obviously other members think the same: 1956 viewers before me

It is lots of work to prepare the material as well as the notes, and you are doing a wonderful job, thank you.

You must be sitting for hours birdwatching to get such fantastic shots!!Was this photo taken in the late afternoon? The light is so soft and the reflections do not appear to go so deep...
Great work Congratulations!!

Thanks again,
I wish you a wonderful week end
Kendine iyi bak!

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