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Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, 70 - 300mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Blue Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-31 5:32
Viewed: 5406
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Guanacaste is one of Costa Rica's hottest and driest regions. Within lays Palo Verde National Park the floodplains of the Rio Tempisque
We took boat tour along the Tempisque River to explore the bird life of the mangrove forests.
We did see a lot of wildlife such as wonderful birds, white faced capuchin monkeys and crocodiles. We even saw a Jabiru stork soaring far above, to far above to take a usable picture.. see workshop).
This Little Blue heron was a bid more in my range :-).

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Hello Sky,

Good capture of the heron in action. Very good composition and POV. Colours and quite pleasant as well.

Thanks for sharing


Hallo Sky,
ich finde Reiher immer wieder faszinierend. Insbesondere wenn sie laufen hat dies eine Eleganz und Grazie. Irgendwie passen die dünnen Äste zu den dünnen Beinen oder ?
Viele Grüße,

Hello Sky,
Superb shot of this beautifull Guancaste in all criteria. TFS. Regards,

hi Sky
nice shot for this beautiful heron species. Nicely composed and framed. POV and lighting nice. blurred foot supply good action for photograph. good notes. TFS, well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-31 8:14]

Hello Sky,
Nice lighting, composition and action in this shot of a Little Blue Heron walking on the mud. I like the way you got him walking into the picture in a determined way. Though the lighting was a little against you the effect is great.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-31 9:39]

Hola Sky.
Hermosa la foto de la Garza Azul caminando por entre el lodo posiblemente buscando su comida diaria. La imagen es de bellos colores naturales y muy buena nitidez.
Saludos Sky.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-03-31 11:25]

Hello Sky,
Nice shot of this little Blue hereon with wonderful details and note. TFS. Regards,

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-03-31 12:54]

Hi Sky

Lovely shot of the Blue Heron, nicely composed with a great POv and I like the pose with the bird stepping out, I hope it doesen't get stuck in all the mud.


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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-03-31 14:07]

Hi Sky
Very nice capture of this heron in his natural environment
Good details and color
Well composed and framed
tfs jon

Hello Sky,
Many thanks for sharing the Blue Heron in it's natural environment!
captured well with good exposure and focus in good sharpness, colour and details
well done

Hello Sky,
Wonderful and beutifull executed capture of a heron! TFS my friend. Cheers,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-31 19:04]

Hello Sky,
You had two things working against you, strong sunshine and a boat. But you over came both to give us the great shot of this heron in a very nice composition. Great job Sky.

Blue birds are not a common sight, Sky. You have captured this Blue Heron from a sizable distance but the image shows its colour and features quite clearly.
The muddy background of the riverside sets the bird in natural surroundings.
TFS and regards.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-03-31 22:37]


Just marking for now!
be back later. :)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-01 0:22]

Hello Sky,
This is a fine view of the Blue Heron in its favourite habitat. Its a beautiful bird and I like your composition.
TFS, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-01 4:06]

Hi Sky.
True natural wild picture. I like it a lot. Wonderful composition, excellent details, so impressive mud. My best wishes.

Hello Sky,
Looks like hard light, but you managed it well enough..
Good placement in the frame and I like the blue herons pose caught mid-stride. The WS is a bit too blurred to really see much, but thanx for the thought..And I agree, this heron was just a bit closer ;}

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-01 9:07]

Hi Sky,
Wonderful shot of this graceful Little Blue Heron walking in the mud looking out for a ctach. Very neat and sharp image with nice colours and good use of natural light. I like this natural surrounding and the sticky habitat. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Lately so many people I've talked to have mentioned Blue Heron in conversation...a couple of ladies I know have spoken of seeing them here and there...I think it's officially Blue Heron week. :)

A lovely shot. Love the stepping motion you captured here. Nice composition. :)Well done!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-04-01 20:57]

Hello Sky! Well composed scene, the subject is great and the exposure is well done, the focus is a bit soft though. You were probably very far. Well done, thanks!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-03 7:06]

Hello Sky

A wonderful shot of this little blue heron.
It is well placed in the frame.
The details are good.
A difficult shot with the bright lighting conditions.


Hallo Sky
I have not been active lately and missed some lovely photographs from members. I'll have to go back on the gallery some time and observe all the ones I have overlooked. You have captured this Little Blue Heron in its natural surroundings, and it looks happy as a happy can be walking through the muddy water. I like the movement you have captured with the bird's one paw out of the water. The bright light is an indication that you must of enjoyed lovely sunny weather. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards
Loot and I will not be around on the site for a few days as we are going to a game lodge for our 27th wedding anniversary early Friday morning.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-14 9:06]

hello sky
good capture of this cute heron under the harsh light
i like dynamic composition, POV and framing

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