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Green heron - Butorides virescens

Green heron - Butorides virescens
Photo Information
Copyright: Jim Thompson (kernow) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 69] (370)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ30, ISO 80 JPEG high
Exposure: 1/20 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-21 8:06
Viewed: 2561
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This little fellow was on the move (although rather slowly) in the pursuit of fish. So I shot a burst and tried to keep him in the frame. This is the best of the bunch. It is a bit blurred due to motion and the fact that the light changed and reduced my shutter speed to 1/20 of a second. Shot at 420mm hand held.

It is hard to realize how small these little guys are unless you have seen one or there is something in the photo for scale. They are about the size of a crow.

Make - Panasonic
Model - DMC-FZ30
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - Inch
DateTime - 2007:06:19 10:51:43
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
ExifOffset - 398
ExposureTime - 1/20 seconds
FNumber - 7.10
ExposureProgram - Aperture priority
ISOSpeedRatings - 80
ExifVersion - 0220
DateTimeOriginal - 2007:06:19 10:51:43
DateTimeDigitized - 2007:06:19 10:51:43
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
CompressedBitsPerPixel - 4 (bits/pixel)
ExposureBiasValue - -0.33
MaxApertureValue - F 2.83
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
LightSource - Auto
Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 88.80 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 3264
ExifImageHeight - 2448
InteroperabilityOffset - 6652
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
FileSource - DSC - Digital still camera
SceneType - A directly photographed image
CustomRendered - Custom process
ExposureMode - Auto
WhiteBalance - Auto
DigitalZoomRatio - 0.00 x
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 420 mm
SceneCaptureType - Standard
GainControl - None
Contrast - Soft
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Debz: Cheers Debz.kernow 1 06-29 07:45
To Mana: Thanks Sumon.kernow 1 06-22 07:10
To parthasarathi: Thank you Parthasarathikernow 1 06-22 07:08
To vanderschelden: Thank you Annickkernow 1 06-22 07:06
To Finland_in_Eton: Cheers Mish.kernow 1 06-22 07:04
To demeve: Thanks Evertonkernow 1 06-22 07:02
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Nice shot and info. Verry good sharpness and action.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-21 8:56]
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Hi Jim,
Splendid shot of the Green Heron on the prowl. Your idea of shooting in a burst helped here and you have captured a marvellous attacking pose and its intensity. Very impressive sharpness and fine focus. I like your POV and the BG admirably illustrates the habitat. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Jim,
Nice moment.
He is up to something big...
Well done

Great shot ! Burst mode has helped me out more than once.. :-)

Super detail and colors are very nice. Good action, you can almost feel the tension in the bird.

TFS, Mish

Hello Jim, congratulations, excellent capture! Wonderful POV and composition, the Green Heron has amazing collors, the bird is posted in a natural and beautiful BG.. Well Done

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-25 5:55]
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Its a great moving image Jim, not too much blur. I like the pov showing his long legs and feet, he's on a mission here. Great colours, focus and good light. Lovely composition.

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