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Blue and White

Blue and White
Photo Information
Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: KODAK Z612, 35-420mm Schneider Kreuznach Variogon
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Flight 2, Flying images 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-29 7:45
Viewed: 3013
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Great Blue Heron(Ardea herodias) takes flight as a Great Egret(Ardea alba) watches me with cautious interest. The two birds along with a couple of Black-Crowned Night-Herons have become regulars at the bridge next to where I live...They are slowly becoming accustomed to my presence. The larger birds feed during the day, resting in shade on the bank as they digest their catch, giving way to the Night-Herons at dusk. There is also a solid white form of the Great Blue Heron but can easily be distinguished from the Great Egret by it's yellow legs. The Great Egret has black legs and lacks the head plume of the Great Blue.

Other Names:

Great Blue Heron: (French) Grande Heron...(Spanish) Garza morena, Garza blanca granda, Gallinaza

Great Egret: (French) Grande Aigrette...(Spanish) Garza blanca, Garza grande, Garza real...(British/English) Great White Egret

Source: All About Birds

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Wonderful composition! The tree on the right frames the scene nicely. The feathers of the Heron look wonderful. I love the shape of the wings as it starts to fly. Good one!

Nice catch! Too bad that the herons head is a bit overblown.
The rest however is nicely composed. Well done!

A friend of Angelinas is a friend of mine:-)

Oddly enough one would think that the aqueduct would take away from this wonderful image. Actually it adds a sense of perspective from human angle. Most photos I have seen rarely have dwellings, barns, highways...that sort of thing. But here you take an aqueduct and make it almost an integral part of the picture. Fine job! A A+ for creative thinking!
Wilderness West of the US

Hello Jim,
great capture here! Not easy to have right both focus and depth with two subject distant and moving. Well done.

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