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Great Blue Heron 2

Great Blue Heron 2
Photo Information
Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/4.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-05 1:04
Viewed: 2754
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Large, gray bird.
Long legs
Long, "S"-shaped neck.
Long, thick bill.
White crown stripe.
Black plume extending from behind eye to off the back of the neck.
Shaggy feathers on neck and back.
Bluish gray back, wings, and belly.
Reddish or gray neck.
White morph all white with pale legs, yellow bill.
Size: 97-137 cm (38-54 in)
Wingspan: 167-201 cm (66-79 in)
Weight: 2100-2500 g (74.13-88.25 ounces)

Done at Osprey Marsh, a little park 10 minutes drive from my home.
Hand held, no flash, not from a blind.

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Hi Mario,
What a great and sharp photo of that Heron. The BG is good. The shadow is wunderfull.

Thaks for sharing
Regards and TFS


magnifique cliché de ce héron.

Hi Mario,
Beautiful capture of this heron in flight! I've been trying to get one in flight for ages but no success. Excellent sharpness and details and lovely colours and I love the reflections on the water! Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-05-05 6:20]

Great shot of the Heron flying Mario. Reflection is fab. You caught it really well showing great detail and sharpness on the wings and head. Colour tones are good also. Perfect POV.

Hi Mario
This is a wonderful shot, good timing and techniques. I Tried to shot this bird in flying and I could not.. Thank you for your notes too.

Hi Mario
Fantastic shoot you were at rigth time on the rigth place.
Thanks for sharing

Great heron shot. So close to the water. The sharpness is amazing. Almost 3D like.
Did you do any post processing ?

I saw a heron the other day that flew so close to the wter that it made ripples in the water.. Didn't manage to capture it though :)

Great shot , and a reflection to boot . TFS , Kevin .

bonjour Mario

une très belle capture de ce héron en vol, le sujet est bien nette
avec un bon profondeur de champ, en regardant attentivement
ta photo mes yeux vont directement à deux places,
en arrière sa patte et en avant son oeil jaune, juste un tout
petit commentaire, quitte à ce que le sujet soit plus petit
dans la photo, j'aurais aimé voir tout son reflet à l'eau,
mais dans le feu de l'action on ne pense pas à ses choses-là,

tu as posté très belle photo que j'aimerais un jour pouvoir réussir,
merci pour le partage

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-06 2:22]

I really like this flying pose, Mario.
A beautiful composition.
Excellent details and light and a fantastic POV.
TFS : )

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-06 17:26]

Hi mario
very nice capture.Sharp image with nice colors,
TFS Michel

crisp clear despite the action.
Brilliant colors
The reflection is a plus.
Excellent composition POV and pose.

A masterpiece

Hi Mario,
you have a fine looking capture of this heron in flight,the only thing that could of been better was if you had shown all of its reflection in the water below it,that is if you recorded that reflection in total.Tfs. Bob

Superb catch fine sharpness and detail great POV. good reflection tfs rgds Necip.

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  • toupin (15)
  • [2007-05-25 20:52]

incredible !! wow good shot mario

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