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Grace in Motion

Grace in Motion
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Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 650D, Canon 100-400mm EF f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-26 6:10
Viewed: 1946
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Blue Heron flies across a swath of marshland greenery in search of fishy treats. With autumn looming, their appetites have increased and in anticipation of a long flight south for the winter months.

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Hello Derek

You shot the photo at the best time of the
take-off Great Blue Heron where with its
take-off flight pose it is giving dynamism
to the image, superb focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Hello Derek,
I just return from a short holiday at the Black See, Romania.
Once again a wonderful photo taken from a very good angle and POV. Exceptional quality....Excellent details. Outstanding colors and perfect focus. You managed perfect this composition.
This species is very rare in Europe. I never meet it...
As you see I started to post some photos with birds living around the Black See coast.
Thanks for sharing and for visiting my gallery.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-08-26 7:49]

Very beautiful capture, Derek! You "froze" the right moment with excellent combination of colors.



Hi Derek,
what a nice photo of this beautiful bird in flight. Perfect. What a sharpness on it. Great details.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Derek, great capture of fantastic ainflight heron, fine details, wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-08-26 11:04]

Hi Derek,
Excellent capture of flying heron. Amazing colors
and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Mr.Derek,
Excellent work.Colour,sharpness,details,light......in a word outstanding.Kike it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6515 W: 89 N: 15622] (65349)
  • [2013-08-26 15:10]

Hi Derek,very professional capture of this in flight heron,perfect timing,great details despite the quick mouvement and beautiful scenery in background too,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Impressive in flight photo Derek! Nice pose, excellent composition, wonderful colors and very good sharpness.

excellent work. nicely timed shot. wonderful lighting and nice pose of the bird. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-27 10:25]

Hello Derek,
Excellent timing in this photo with the heron in this pose. Great sharpness, details and nice natural colours. Great composition. IMO the frame is in this case a bit inconvenient, but that's personal.

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