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Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Photo Information
Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: FinePix HS20EXR
Exposure: f/6.4, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-03 11:23
Viewed: 2418
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is with GREAT DELIGHT i share with my Trek Family this stoic bird.

As some of you know, been on "location in Ithaca" studying online with a 24/7 Cam @ Cornell Ornithology's lab. (notation may be found in our General Forum)

Our regulars quite often request Notes share the time of day, location and in workshops how the picture was captured or digitally processed. Of course my favorite is to share the habitat and in this case my dear sweet friends I actually "made a movie"!!! So please if you have the time view and leave a comment if you so desire. Great Blue Heron Location a 3.52 min clip of where this bird is found. Also a few other Marsh Birds and landscape to boot

I have missed you all but lurking every week, time is a constraint but you are never far from my heart! MUAH!

Marco2010, skobek, marius-secan, maaciejka, Pitoncle, eqshannon, pierrefonds, biplab59 has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To eqshannon: ok NOW you got medrchoneydew 1 06-14 08:01
To ana974: I agree Ana..but...drchoneydew 2 06-04 13:13
To Marco2010: Ciao Marco!drchoneydew 1 06-03 13:50
To siggi: thank you SIGGI!! MUAH!drchoneydew 1 06-03 12:39
To Silvio2006: hehe Silvio..drchoneydew 1 06-03 12:39
To tuslaw: Thank you SO MUCH Ron!drchoneydew 1 06-03 12:23
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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-06-03 12:11]
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Hello Brenda,
What a wonderful close-up image of this beautiful Great Blue Heron. This is probably the closest I ever been to one of these large and statley looking birds, every feather is easily seen in excellent detail. Colors are well saturated, yet natural looking. Awesome shot!!
I viewed your video from the Wakodahatchee Wetlands and must admit it seems like a great place to spend the day. The abundance of wildlife is very evident from the interesting footage that was taken on video. You must be having a blast being around all those gorgeous birds and attractive scenery.

Good stuff, including the movie, gotta remember the place for when I visit the south eastern USA next


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-03 12:23]

Hello Brenda,
Beautiful close photo of this Great Blue Heron in good sharpness, details and nice natural colours.

Ciao Brenda, great capture of lovely Heron in nice pose, excellent sharpness, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PS I see video, I like a lot

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-03 12:32]
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Hello Brenda.
Excellent presentation of this heron. Really like the way you composed this picture. Sharpness, exposure are on the spot. TFS.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Brenda.
Un vero spettacolo di sfumature di colori che sei riuscita ha racchiudere in questa stupenda foto,di questo great blue heron con una nitidezza impressionante ed relativi dettagli complimenti.
Ti auguro una buona settimana ciao Marco.

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-06-03 13:30]

I too like the picture. I like the details in the feathers and how clear his eye is. A very sharp picture. I love the rough sound they make in flight. The lighting is right on.

Hello Brenda!
Beautiful pic with fantastic colors and sharpness.To be perfect I would have left a largest margin at the top.But this does not take the shine of your work.Bravo!TFS
Nice week!

Hello Brenda,
big bird. It looks very dignified. Very good portrait.
Best POV and sharpness.
Regards - Slawek

Hello Brenda,
A splendid portrait of a very interesting and shy bird. The details, colors and focus are excellent.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Brenda,
beautiful photo of this bird. Great portrait. Very good use of light. A lot of details.
Have a nice week,

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-06-04 11:51]

Hola Brenda, hermoso retrato de esta bella Garza, excelente luz, color y composición...saludos.

Bonjour Brenda,
La lumière me paraît une peu trop forte principalement sur la tête du sujet mais c'est un agréable portrait finement détaillé.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-06-06 11:07]

Hi Brenda,
Nice portrait of a beautiful heron.
Good colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Stoic is probably right but STERN stoic and somewhat esoteric:-) Great shot Brenda. You are a talented young photographer... I say young but I know you are as old as my second oldest and your friend, Chris Shannon, physical therapist...

Ciao Brenda. Amazing light and colours. Very good details for the tired bird in the lovely compo.


Hi Brenda,

The tight frame is putting the bird in evidence. The close-up point of view is showing the details and colors of the Great Blue Heron. The morning light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Great shot!

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