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Great Blue Heron


Great Blue Heron
Photo Information
Copyright: Gregory Lazzaro (glazzaro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 473 W: 108 N: 1293] (4605)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2X, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-26 21:23
Viewed: 3901
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Everything was perfect this day, slight overcast, but no glare, calm, winds were absent, and there was no one else at the park. Made for a reall good shoot session, was able to get a couple hundred shots of this guy.

Sky: Slight overcast
Temp: 70 degrees
Wind: 0 mph
Local: Cluade Moore Park

Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias

Description:

39-52" (99-132 cm). W. 5'10" (1.8 m). A common large, mainly grayish heron with a pale or yellowish bill. Often mistaken for a Sandhill Crane, but flies with its neck folded, not extended like that of a crane. In southern Florida an all-white form, "Great White Heron," differs from Great Egret in being larger, with greenish-yellow rather than black legs.

Habitat:

Lakes, ponds, rivers, and marshes.

Nesting:

3-7 pale greenish-blue eggs placed on a shallow platform of sticks lined with finer material, usually in a tree but sometimes on the ground or concealed in a reedbed. Nests in colonies.

Range:

Breeds locally from coastal Alaska, south-central Canada, and Nova Scotia south to Mexico and West Indies. Winters as far north as southern Alaska, central United States, and southern New England. Also in Galapagos Islands.

Voice:

A harsh squawk.

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  • Great 
  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-05-26 22:00]

Very nice shot,good details,excellent composition.TFS!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-26 23:39]

Very good shot. Beautiful colors, sharp details, great composition. Well done, Gregory. TFS. : )

I think that sometimes photos get overlooked simply because of the volume of photos we see come through this site. I think this is a fantastic shot. Excellent detail, pinpoint crispness, and nice composition. It is the old man dressed up with tails! Beautiful. You must have gotten quite close. Are you useing a teleconverter?

SUperbe photo Gregory, j'aime beaucoup.
Très bonne netteté.
Bravo !
Nico.

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-27 4:13]

Un beau Héron bien mis en valeur par cette composition photographique. Bon point de vue et bonne netteté.
Nice Heron in a well done shot !

Awesome shot Gregory. What a wonderful array of plumage colours. Very attractive. Very good POV. Nice work. Thanks

Pin sharp capture, even the half submerged log looks great! Excellent colours and details. Well done.

  • Great 
  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-27 14:55]

Fantastic shot Gregory. Only one very small nit, tip of the beak very close to the trunk at the water.
Very good work.

Very good shot, Gregory.
Little tight but very good sharpness, good POV and nice colours.
Great work.

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-28 3:40]

Hello Gregory!
Wonderful shot again.Clear details,DOF and composition are perfect.TFS...

Very nice model. Good shot. Thanks for sharing. Aga

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