<< Previous Next >>

Heron at Beebe Pond

Heron at Beebe Pond
Photo Information
Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-21
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D70
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-04 19:08
Viewed: 3354
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Great Blue Heron waits for any sign of motion in Beebe (pronounced beebee) Pond. It was a pleasant afternoon in October, and the fall colors were showing their brilliance. On the right side of the photo are three swimming cormorants. They had been on rocks earlier. But, when I arrived at the pond, they decided to take to the water.

Beebe Pond is in Beebe Pond Park, which is a 95-acre parcel of land in Connecticut, at the corner of Fishtown Road and Noank Road, about half way between the towns of Noank and Mystic. Beebe Cove is nearby, just off Long Island Sound, an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. The pond and cove are named after Captain Silas Beebe, who apparently used the pond in the winter to provide ice for his family (from the Indian and Colonial Research Center Library at http://www.theicrc.org/vewebsite/exhibit1/e10975a.htm).

Art_R, Heaven, Seabird has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To EOSF1: Thanks!ubc64 1 09-17 19:41
To Crosman: Thanks!ubc64 1 09-16 18:43
To GaryT: Thanks!ubc64 1 09-06 20:29
To Seabird: Thanks!ubc64 1 09-06 20:22
To Art_R: Thanks!ubc64 1 09-05 07:36
To Heaven: Thanks!ubc64 1 09-05 06:50
To alliturnam: Thanks!ubc64 1 09-05 06:29
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-09-04 21:01]
  • [+]

Hi John , I like this presentation , though the bird is a bit distant, the colors and atmosphere are nice , and the heron is displayed in a natural environment with good use of a natural frame.

it is unfortunate that the bird is not facing the other direction but not much one can do about that :-) , it does pose somewhat of a compisitional conundrume though having it facing towards the stronger more closed element of the natural frame...

thanks for sharing

Hi John!

You gave this picture a nice natural framing that highlights the main subject very well. The colours are superb and reminds us of the autumn that is standing in front of the door. Maybe the heron is a little bit far away, but the picture is very pleasant.

Kind regards


Merhaba John,ağaç dallarıyla oluşturduğun doğalkadraj harika olmuş.Geri planda kuş sade bir alana yerleştirilince göze çarpar hale gelmiş.Dallardaki ve sudaki ışık çok çok güzel,ellerine sağlık,iyi bir fotoğraf :)

Hi, John,

what a poetic and peaceful capture. excellent composition and colours. thanks a lot for sharing.

Man Yee

  • Great 
  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-09-05 10:53]
  • [+]

This is a very nice landscape -- excellent composition, very good lighting. The heron is a good touch. Gary

Wonderful photo. Just elegantly beautiful.

  • Great 
  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-16 18:50]
  • [+]

Hello John, great natural framing, fantastic colors and a very good nature scene. Good job! Thanks,


Calibration Check