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Grey Herons-Show off

Grey Herons-Show off
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/750 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-28 8:56
Viewed: 3018
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is resident in the milder south and west, but many birds retreat in winter from the ice in colder regions.
Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, which extend their necks.
It is closely related and similar to the American Great Blue Heron, which differs in slightly larger size, and chestnut-brown flanks and thighs. The Australian White-faced Heron is often incorrectly called Grey Heron.

These birds were drying thier wings, when i first saw them. LAter we went close and one of them started to close the wings, to get ready to take -off. I approached them fast, before these two closed the wings. I like the reflections.... what about you?

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-02-28 9:09]

hi chikappa,
you had a wonderful moment while capturing this brilliant picture.
It is really great.The details in the picture and their reflections are wonderful.

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2008-02-28 10:19]

Hi Satish,
lovely pose by these herons,
and I love the simplicity of this shot :)
The reflections are gr8, good proporions,

Cheers :D

Hello Satish,
fantastic birds to watch, they always look so comical when in that pose, you have captured them and their reflections well.


Hi Satish! Very well composed photo. I like the reflection of those Herons. Excellent shot!
by the way thanks for critique on my misty forest :)

  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2008-02-28 16:03]

Original y atractiva composición. Bellos reflejos y un buen encuadre. La luz es ténue
pero suficiente. Bonito trabajo.
Saludos Satish: J. Ignasi

Satish, Very interesting shot with plenty of symmetry and action from the Grey Herons.

- Murali Santhanam

Hi Satish,
Great capture of this beautiful Grey Heron colony, nice colors and composition. TFS.
Regards, Bahadır

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