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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: 2013-01-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel T2, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-01 12:02
Viewed: 1733
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Studying this Great Blue Heron Nest when all of a sudden this wobbly head pops up!

Both parents will take turns feeding and brooding their young. They’ll brood, or sit on the chicks, for the first three or four weeks until the babies are able to regulate their own body temperature.

In the next few weeks, the fluffy grey chicks will develop quickly: At about 14 days old they should be able to stand, and at 21 days they should be able to walk. In 7 to 8 weeks, they’ll be feathered up and ready to fly!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-01 12:11]

Hello Brenda,
What a funny photo. Besides it's a technical very good photo in beautiful natural colours, the eye of the chick is so fantastic, gorgeous! Never seen a bird looking so angry.
Enjoy the weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-01 12:13]

Hi Brenda,nice situation and great capture,i like your choice of point of view,excellent profile,perfect exposure and details.Very well done!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Brenda, lovely family composition, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end from TN too:), ciao Silvio

Hi Brenda,

A well spotted chance and good title, excellent detail and colours, the chick head and eye shows well. Nice to see some chicks appearing, will be a couple of months yet here in the UK.
Thanks for sharing, and have a nice weekend, regards Bill.

Amazing scene Brenda! GREAT photo with excellent composition, wonderful colors and impressive sharpness!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-02 0:54]

Hello Brenda
excellent shot of this motherly nature. Very sharp indeed. The baby is so cute.
Very well composed moment and presentation.


構圖很美麗 也很清晰

Hi Brenda,
Very interesting shot, a great moment captured. Emotional photo. Bravo!
Best regards, László

Hello brenda,
great picture, well composed.
nice sharpness and colour.
best portion of this picture is THE EYE OF THE CHICK.
best wishes,

hallo Brenda
super good sharpness composition with the baby Heron
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-02-02 17:58]

Hello Brenda,
What a unique capture of this concerned mother and her very independent chick. The unconcerned look on the chicks face is priceless!!
Love the vertical framing and natural coloration. Your 400MM obtained very sharp focus and gave you a soft blurred BG. Great work!!

Hello Brenda,
Amazing close up with an outstanding details and lovely composition.
TFS and my regards,

Hi Brenda,
a very nice moment with this "cute" little one. Your pic expresses a lot of love, even if the eye of the adult is quite thrilling.

Hi Brenda,
A Very good close-up of this Heron and it's chick. Beautiful eye catching detail of the eye and plumage. I like the definite distinguishable colours of the bird which stands out from the BG (good DOF).
Best regards,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-02-05 12:42]

Brilliant Brenda
just perfect compo and great sharpness
and the whole thing works because you see both eyes

Hello Brenda,
Excellent photograph of this majestic Great Blue Heron, excellent sharpness and details, outstanding composition, excellent background and lighting.

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