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Great Blue Heron


Great Blue Heron
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Copyright: Tage Bjorklund (Tage) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 43] (251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 70-200mm f4 L USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-07-26 8:04
Viewed: 3337
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias).
This is a big bird, the wingspan is close to 6 feet (1.80m).
The great blue heron hunts for fish by day as well as by night and employs two methods, "Standing" and "Walking Slowly." When "Standing" it will stand motionless in a shallow pool of water, waiting patiently until a fish comes close enough to pluck from the water. When "Walking Slowly" it carefully treads its way through the water, keeping its neck stretched outward and forward. If it catches a small fish it will immediately swallow it. If the fish is too large the heron will take it onto the shore, kill it first by beating it into the ground, then pick it apart by biting off bits and pieces (Bent 1926; Hancock and Kushlan 1984).
The picture is taken at the Gulf of Mexico, at Padre Island National Seashore, Texas

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Hello Tage!
Great action capture.Details,POV,sharpness,colors and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-07-26 10:04]

Hi Tage!
Superb action shot.Sharpness,details and composition are excellent.Very well done!Thanks for posting.

Hi Tage,
what a timing. Great Picture. I like it very much.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-07-26 22:34]

Belle prise nature, l'éclairage et la netteté sont très bien.

Félicitation pour cette belle envolée.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-27 5:31]

Well captured Tage - the bird and the waves too. Very good action shot. The Heron is nice and sharp with good details. Well done.

Hello Tage

Now this is a great shot. Excellent POV. Good detail. The waves in the BG are fantastic. The only cahnge I would make is to crop some from both top and bottom. Very nice work. Well composed and a pleasure to view. I have posted a workshop where I have cropped the image. Thanks.

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