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Juvie Green Heron

Juvie Green Heron
Photo Information
Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Theme(s): Herons [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-04 3:31
Viewed: 3505
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This little heron is fledging, and the adults leave it alone now to learn the ways in the wild.
They do come visit every few hours, but I did not see the mother come by while there.
Wiki info...
The green heron is relatively small; adult body length is about 44 cm. The neck is often pulled in tight against the body.[1] Adults have a glossy, greenish-black cap, a greenish back and wings that are grey-black grading into green or blue, a chestnut neck with a white line down the front, grey underparts and short yellow legs. The bill is dark with a long, sharp point. Female adults tend to be smaller than males, and have duller and lighter plumage, particularly in the breeding season. Juveniles are duller, with the head sides, neck and underparts streaked brown and white, tan-splotched back, and greenish-yellow legs.
Re:Kathleen. I edited out that sunspot and I agree it looks nicer, Thanks

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very nice comp...

Beautiful bird image Doug.
Composition is excellent and backlighting, due to wich all the small soft feathrs of the bird are visible in a lovely way, is most wonderful.
Perfect work. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Harry

great light, TFS Ori

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-04 4:54]

Oh, what a cute littel heron!
Magnificent shot, Doug! Great sharpness, DOF, lighting, colors and composition.
Beautiful presentation too.
Congratulations and TFS

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-04 5:03]

Hello Dough,
great image. I like to see that the heron is up on a pine tree.
Regards, Jacob

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-04 6:09]

What a super shot! The light is great illuminating the fluffy feathers. I am amazed you got such a close and clear shot. Detail is fabulous capturing lovely soft evening light and colours. Great shot.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-06-04 8:18]

Hi Doug
Very nice capture.The light is beautiful,The oicture is sharp and the DOF is great.The image maybe a little to center but it is stil a nice shot.
TFS Michel

Hi Doug,
Great moment you captured here through this great light generating a lot of atmosphere. Wonderful young, great compo,etc.

Hi Doug,
I love the outer glow tracing around your subject, you acheived fantastic results from your POV. :)

Hi Doug.
Wow! Very beautiful. Great sharpness and colour. I love the light here. Not just that the backlight illuminates the new feathers, but the front is suitably lit as well. Very well done.
Regards, Steve.

Hi Doug,
A beautiful picture!
I like so much the effect created with the baklight, it makes a nice halo surrounding the bird's silhouette.
The bird gives the sensation of vulnerability, like waiting for the others to care of him.
It's very good the DOF used, got a nicely blurred background.
Love the wide composition made.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-06-05 13:00]

Hello Doug,
great shot of this beautifull bird. I like colors... with this special light... was it early in the morning???. TFS

Hello Doug,
Fantastic shot lovely ligth showing the detail of the plumage, great colors and POV TFS regards/Lawhill

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2007-06-06 13:18]

Hi Doug,

Interesting equipment you have there. ;)
Excellent shot, lighting, details, comp. nicely done.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-06 23:07]

Hello Doug

A great capture of this cute and fuzzy heron chick.The lighting is wonderful,and the focus and sharpness is excellent.The colours are vivid.TFS


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-06-08 14:02]

Hello Doug , Lovely shot from this heron ,Great composition pov dof light everithing is good ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

what a cracker....love the depth..superB

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