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The Great Blue Heron in-flight

The Great Blue Heron in-flight
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4.4, 1/2000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-03 15:09
Viewed: 2793
Points: 40
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hello friends, today i am happy to present you
the Great Blue Heron in-flight over the river
Rivière des Prairies, i was at Montréal's side

from All About Birds website

« The largest and most widespread heron
in North America, the Great Blue Heron can
be found along the ocean shore or the edge
of a small inland pond. An all white form is
found from southern Florida into the Caribbean,
and used to be considered a separate species,
the "Great White Heron."

Found along calm freshwater and seacoasts.
Usually nests in trees near water, but colonies
can be found away from water. Great White Heron
found almost exclusively in shallow marine habitats. »



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Most excellent shot Asbed. Very rare to get a shot head-on like this. You can make out it's neck this way. Kool! You framed it well too Asbed. TFS Trevor

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-03 16:35]

Hi Asbed,

I knew right away that this was a new shot! You could not have been far from the heron to get such a good close-up. I love the position of the head, wings and legs. Nice colors and details and the water looks so inviting.


Hello Asbed,

this are an unusely shot from this bird.
good pov and framing in the picture.
Fine colours.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-03 21:55]

Hello Asbed,
This is well captured!
The frontal POV has allowed you to time this shot so that the wings are down in a wonderful position, yet the slight side angle allows us to see the head and eye with excellent sharpness and detail as theis Great Blue Heron flies over the river.
Nice work! Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hi and Good Morning Asbed,

Great in-flight shot of a beautiful herron from frontal POV. Perfectly composed and focussed one.
TFS and have a nice WE!


hi Asbed
imposing close up, fills the frame, very fine in flight scene and photo

Hello Asbed,
a great capture of the Great Blue Heron in-flight, i like the Herons, an excellent frontal POV, good sharpness and beautiful colours, very pleasing composition with a splendid and statuesque posture of the Heron in-flight.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-04 4:05]

Waaw,great luxury pic today! A different pov ,a different background...and a great sharpness...one of your best...my great compliments...have a nice day,LUCIANO

Dinámica y con sensación de realismo, aunque quizás falte algo de luz. Buen fin de semana Asbed: Josep Ignasi.

I like the POV Asbed, good DOF & details..
Also like the wings-down pose, nice head turn too :)
Have a great weekend!

Hello Asbed,

This is a striking beautiful in-flight capture of this Great blue Herring with nice coloration, sharpness & details. Great frontal POV over river/water. Nicely done & TFS.



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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-09-04 6:17]

Hi Asbed

A lovely shot - great timing and superb composition.

All the best


Ciao Asbed, wonderful heron in splendid fly, superb details, excellent sharpness and perfect focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-04 8:27]

Hello Asbed,
Nice photo of this heron in flight. Good frontal POV and sharpness. Very nice BG and composition. Beautiful natural colours.

Hi Asbed,

This is one super 1/2000s!... too good one!... between the best ones! Great definition and very well compound, me pleases the central weight of the set. Well done MF!

TFS & a very happy WE!


Hello Absed,
This is Great capture and wonderful pose.. Nice POV..
Thanks for Sharing
Best Regards

What a GREAT HUGE wingspan; and, you got it all in one single frame.
Excellent job; besides it has an AMAZING CLARITY. Can even "see" the eye of the subject.
Warm regards from Mario in Calgary.

Bonsoir Asbed,

Le sujet est bien cadré. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du Grand Héron en vol. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


Hi Asbed,
I have had much work and just a short time to dedicate to TN. I see that you follow with the wonderful photographies of the birds in flight. Greetings.

Bonjour Asbed
Ce héron en vol est une prise exceptionnelle, sa pose est superbe
j'aime bien le point de vue, les beaux details et la couleur et les vaguelettes de l'eau
Passe un bon dimanche

Bonjour Asbed
Belle capture d'une belle posture de ce beau héron

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