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Final in flight picture from the west

Final in flight picture from the west
Photo Information
Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, 100 - 400 mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-30 21:58
Viewed: 3107
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Finally a day without wind.That was my second chance to see the great blue heron on my trip, they were very nervous & difficult to approach.
From Audubon
This large heron is frequently found standing at the edge of a pound or marshy pool,watching for fish or frogs,which are its principsl food.It also feeds on small mammals ,reptiles , & occasionally birds.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-04-30 22:00]

Hola Michel. Calida y hermosa foto de accion, Bellos colores y gran definicion.

salut Michel

belle prise, l'arrière-plan qui est de la même couleur
que le bec gêne un peu dans cette partie de l'image
sinon c'est une belle photo à l'envol,

peut-être aussi le héron prend trop de place dans l'image
il aurait fallut moins zoomer et laisser un espace à l'avant
mais il est plus facile de le dire que de le faire


Hi Michel,
This is a great capture of this heron in flight!
I like the wa you catched the wings, turn dow, and the legs extended back.
Great timing and focus on this moving subject.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hello Michel, :)

Oh man, this is wonderful! Such close up detail of a in flight bird! I love herons, and this shows the perfect grace that they have about them. Very well captured, lovely colours and a perfect DOF. Thank you so much for sharing.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-04-30 22:36]

A fantastic shot of this great blue taking off.
I like the way the wings seem to form an embrace.
The details are sharp with good light and exposure.
Good composition,
The subject is well isolated from the even-toned BG.
TFS. ; )

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-04-30 23:12]

great action capture good focus nice colors and excellent DOF

Très impressionnant, superbe en vol, ils sont difficiles à distinguer de leur environnemetnet, là tu as un Bg qui le met bien en valeur.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-01 0:43]

Hello Michel,
Nice inflight capture with good details.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-01 2:59]

Lovely shot of this flying position. Great focus.

Hello Michel , comp. and wing detail is very good , TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-01 12:02]

Hi Michel,

Absolutely wonderful in-flight shot of this heron. We can see it all in perfect detail. The wings and eye are superb. Beautiful colors and a wonderful natural setting.


Hi Nichel, splendid flyng Heron with wonderful colors, great pose, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Michel,

Une bonne prise de vue du grand héron bleu en vol, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de belles couleurs. Bonne journée.


A very beautiful shot of this Heron, Michel.
I wish I could take a shot like this.
Take a bow!
This is simply outstanding!

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