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~Little Blue Heron~

~Little Blue Heron~
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Copyright: Angela Reigelman (MommaMiaX3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 215] (737)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS 12X Zoom, 52mm UV filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-13 8:19
Viewed: 2996
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
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Good Morning! Yesterday I took a trip with my kids to Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in Fort Myers FL. Let me tell you all, it was a wondrous time! (Scott you need to go to this park next time your here) From the minute we set foot onto the boardwalk till the time we left the camera came on and was never turned off. Over 400 pictures with some really cool captures! I could hardly contain myself :)

So anyway here is "My" Little Blue Heron, this guy was so funny, he was quite the comedian running to and fro after fish and little goodies. I hope you enjoy seeing him half as much as I did :D

From Wiki:
The Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea, is a small heron. It breeds from the Gulf states of the USA through Central America and the Caribbean south to Peru and Uruguay. It is a resident breeder in most of its range, but some northern breeders migrate to the southeastern USA or beyond in winter. There is post-breeding dispersal to well north of the nesting range, as far as the border between the US and Canada.

The Little Blue Heron's breeding habitat is sub-tropical swamps. It nests in colonies, often with other herons, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. 3-7 light blue eggs are laid.

This species is about 60 cm long, with a 102 cm wingspan, and weighs 325 g. It is a medium-large, long-legged, heron with a long pointed blue or greyish bill with a black tip.

Breeding adult birds have blue-grey plumage except for the head and neck, which are purplish and have long blue filamentous plumes. The legs and feet are dark blue. Sexes are similar back.

Non-breeding adults have dark blue head and neck plumage and paler legs. Young birds are all white except for dark wing tips and have yellowish legs. They gradually acquire blue plumage as they mature.

The Little Blue Heron stalks its prey methodically in shallow water, often running as it does so. It eats fish, crustaceans and insects.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-13 10:48]

Hi Ange,

Beautiful! This heron is wonderful in a magnificent setting. The colors, details, pose, comp are all wonderful.


Hi Angela,
Great pov and composition. Beautiful natural setting. Admire the plumage detail.

Hello Ange,

Great capture of this Herron.
well done.


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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-13 13:02]

hi ange;
This is a beautiful capture, excellent POV work with great details and colours. especially the reflection and good eye contact Very well done! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-13 20:41]

Ciao Ange, questo Ť allineare una composizione magnificient con its' particolari taglienti, colori chiari e riflessione bella, visti bene e bloccaggio buono, semplicemente meraviglioso. Rick ha una sera grande,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-04-14 2:54]

Hi Angela,
Wonderful this little blue heron is really marvellous. I love this posture and standing tall with great background.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-04-14 7:10]

Hi Ange, Lovely shot of this Heron, I love the POV showing his magnificent beak. Nice light and sharpness, great setting and great composition.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-04-14 7:26]

Hello Ange
This fellow looks quite cool.I especially like th sunlight falling on its plumage that has got highlighted..
His neck too looks quite interesting.
I realy envy you ...lot of opportunities to be near to nature....
So a lot of thanks for sharing

Hello Angela,
this is simply a superb photo,19th century you know what,I like it very much.You have out-done yourself with this one,so kudos for this lovely photo of the heron.Please keep 'em coming as what you have offered the world is so very fine. Bob

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-14 13:48]

Hi Angela,
Very nice portrait with excellent details, great exposure, pose and composition.
TFS, Josť M.

Hi Ange,
OK ,next trip down I'll be looking for a guide! A very nice one here. Warm sunlight, and a good exposure. The colors and detail in the plumage look really nice. Well composed with the good partial reflection.

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2008-03-11 19:51]

Beautiful image. Just found this image doing a search for the Little Blue Heron. Hope you don't mind me correcting you - it's a Tri-colored Heron that you show so beautifully!
A good shot it is anyway!
Cheers, Klaus

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