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Anger Management - The Green Heron

Anger Management - The Green Heron
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon CP 8800, Nikkor 8.9-89mm 2.8, SanDisk SD Card 512
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): AnYtHiNg ExTrEmElY hUmOrOuS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-21 5:07
Viewed: 5158
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shot taken few days ago, of an angry green heron (Butorides virescens), in spanish named ,,garceta verde,, meaning the exact same thing shaking the mattress as sign of discontempt to the techno intruder (me). This is the same majestic, shy bird I posted the other day, can you believe the change in mod she had when reached the shore ?

Camera body : Nikon CP 8800
Lens: buildt in Nikkor ED 8-89mm & 1.7 TC
Filter : Nikon FC11 ND4 (neutral density)
Tripod : Hakuba carbon fiber with Velbon ball-head
Image specs: 600mm (89+1.7 TC in digital), ASA 50 , 1/200, F/5.0, EV -0.3 .

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Funny shot he seems to be very upset.
Well done

Wow, Radu. He looks shaken up. :) Indeed a funny follow up to the lovely previous one. Well worth posting.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-11-21 6:03]

Look at its face :-) Very funny picture, very well spotted!

Radu, It's a humorous follow-up with a great moment captured well! Did you add some blur PP? Just curious..Great post!

Nice capture radu , love the way you got the movement and the stillness combined. I have images of other birds shaking out their feathers and they all seem to keep their heads still like this.it must be a defence method, being able to keep watch while every thing else moves

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-22 14:20]

I must try this at the office next time :) I like the fact that everything besides the head is blurred.

Thanks for posting and points tomorrow.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-11-25 12:41]

Hi Radu
I love herons - they are mean, vindictive and a lot of fun. I posted a series on TE on our Green Heron, not the same as yours. This is a nice, fun picture, I love fluffy birds, and this one is coming to the party with an excellent pose. Love the mean, beady eye he is laying on you here.
It would have bee nice if this was shot on portrait mode, so as to have the legs and feet in too.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2004-12-20 19:27]

Radu, a different shot. The guy above does look mad at something - or someone.

Colors are great, as well as composition.


Very interesting and unusual shot. I did not know that behaviour. Good color rendition of this particular bird; the movement is very well perceived even at 1/200 speed. He was shaking fast... Good job

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