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Grey Heron


Grey Heron
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM + 2x TC, Digital ISO-100, Sigma 46mm UV drop-in filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-30 4:16
Viewed: 3846
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I photographed this heron at a great spot called Brandon Marsh.
It flew to about 40m away and walked around for a while, picking off little invertebrates and fish.

I hope you like it!

Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea

Family
Bitterns and herons (Ardeidae)

Overview
The largest European heron. It can stand with neck stretched out, looking for food, or hunch down with its neck bent over its chest. In flight it holds its neck retracted and has large rounded wings. It is usually solitary although several birds may feed fairly close together. It stalks its food, often standing motionless for some considerable time. It usually feeds close to the bank or shore, but may wade out into shallow water.

Where to see them
Wetland marshes, gravel pits, reservoirs, lakes and rivers and estuaries. Usually seen standing silently at the water's edge, waiting for prey. Will come to gardens with ornamental fish ponds and fish farms.

When to see them
All year round.

What they eat
Mainly fish.

Thanks!

Mikolaj, jmirah, ramthakur, goldyrs, nglen, eqshannon, MMM has marked this note useful
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Fantastic Joe, I love this moment.
I thought you are not here any more - so I'm happy to see again one of your fascinating shots. I also made a longer break ...
Thanks, great work, greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Joe! Wonderful Heron. Amazing scene and scenery. Ideal brightness, perfect natural colours. Very good sharp. Well done!

Hi Joe
Excellent capture...Superb detail, natural color and composition...TFS
Jim

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-10-30 4:28]

Hi Joe,not easy and fantastic pic,impressive sharpness,colors and a beautiful water carpet to complete this beautiful composition,very nice work,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-10-30 6:49]

Hey Joe,
a wel composed shot of this Heron with some superb detail. The light is great and well handled, the DOF perfect - good stuff, have a nice weekend mate, despite the blimmin weather!
tfs,
Paul

I like the Heron's foot creating ripples on the surface of marsh water, Joe.
The grey ambience of the picture looks attractive as a whole.
Thanks and all the best.
Ram

Hey Joe!
A lovely shot!I like the timing, which gives this bird a pose that looks majestic, if you know what I mean!
Bravo!
Goldy

hello Joe
very good sharpness compo.
great details and very good light
beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-10-30 13:00]

Hi Joe. You have done well with the lens and the convertor. It has given a sharp picture and fine detail in the feathers. I like the pose as if it is going to strike at any momment. Well taken TFS.
Nick..

Have a nice weekend.

Not sure how I missed this one Joey. Fine capture and one that looks as though you have been on some breaks...With this quality image I am wishing you a fine fall what is left of it!
Bob

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-11-01 6:47]

Merhaba Joe,
çok güzel bir Grey Heron fotoğrafı, renkler, netlik ve kompozisyon çok başarılı.
Tebrik ederim, sevgilerle..

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-11-02 10:24]

Hi Joe
Nice capture.Good POV in is natural habitat.Sharp image with excellent plumage detail.Nice pose with good light.
TFS Michel

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