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Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Photo Information
Copyright: Donald Lapointe (hibou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D100, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-11 19:50
Viewed: 4336
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Great Blue Heron
From birth to two years, Great Blue Herons moult, or replace old feathers with new, four times. During the first year, juveniles have grey crowns and grey wings flecked with brown, and they lack plumes. Adult Great Blue Herons show brighter colours during the breeding season, moult some plumes in summer, and change to duller colours in winter.

Herons can live for 18 years in the wild but most adults probably live for about 10 years.
Both the male and the female shares nurturing duties : incubate the eggs and feed the young.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-11-11 19:54]

Belle composition Donald!

La pose de l'oiseau et l'environnemant sont parfaits.

Félicitations pour les couleurs justes et réelles.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-11-11 20:45]

Hi Donald,

Excellent shot and well done on the composition. Beautiful.


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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-11 20:45]


Exposure and focus are excellent. The beautiful DOF help to concentrate on the subject. The composiiton is beautifully balanced in a square format.
Great shot and TFS.

Magnifique photo Donald! J'aime beaucoup votre composition ainsi que l'ambiance que dégage cette photo. Jolies couleurs, excellente netteté et beau cadrage. Félicitations!

Nice shot, good detail and background, very natural setting.


Very nice shot. Well composed with excellent light and colour. Nice pose and POV. Nice work. Thanks.

Hi Donald,
a very good picture of the heron. Well composed and good DOF.
Nice coloure too.
Well done.

These birds always seem angry when they are in the hunting mode.

Well composed, good POV, details, colors and lighting.

Great job!

Thank you for sharing.

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