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The Black-crowned Night-Heron in-flight

The Black-crowned Night-Heron in-flight
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Our Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-11-23 16:08
Viewed: 3701
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, here is a photo from my archives
a souvenir photo from my Fujifilm bridge camera
that died last october, in the same time this
will be my last in-flight photo posted with
that camera »»»» Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

from the All About Birds website

« With a range that spans five continents,
including much of North America,
the Black-crowned Night-Heron is the
most widespread heron in the world.
It is most active at dusk and at night,
feeding in the same areas that other
heron species frequent during the day.»



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Hi Asbed.
Wow... this is an amazing sharp details of the in flight heron. Beautiful stretch of the legs under fine lighting.
Thanks for sharing and kind regards - Jusni

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-11-23 21:26]

Hi Sabed.
What a great freezing of the flying heron as well as water surface and attractive waves. Clarity of the shot, exposure parameters, sharpness of all image are exceptional. Well done and TFS.

It is a gorgeous shot Asbed, and I am just wondering why did you keep it in your archives for such a long period? Fantastic dynamics, perfectly frozen elements, light and bright natural colors and awesome highlights and shadows! Bravo Asbed superb shot indeed!
George Veltchev

This was a wonderful capture Asbed. What I find interesting is the way the feet are aimed up and backwards. This Heron must be double jointed. You got a nice clear shot of him in a great pose. TFS Trevor

Hallo Asbed
A great image. I especially like the clarity of the waves of the water as well as the dark colour very pleasant. All is so clear and displays beautifully. Further to the detail of the water the clarity of the bird in flight is excellent, especially the details of the wingspan and the paws in its backward position is great to look at. A fantastic shot! Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Good Morning Asbed,

A wonderful and very dynamic in-flight capture of a night-heron beauty. Excellent sharpness and DOF, the details in the plumage are nicely captured and the background is dynamic.
TFS and have a nice day!


Hi Asbed,

another inflight shot and i can nobody that so much inflight shosts have been in their archive or collection.
Good of sharpness and details.
Fine colours.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-11-23 23:40]

Hello Asbed,

One of your best out of you series
What a great freezing of the flying heron as well as water surface and attractive waves.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-23 23:57]

Hello Asbed,
A fantastic capture of the Night Heron in flight across the rough sea! Great focus showing sharp details and the colours are beautiful. The Heron seems to be really struggling against the strong wind.
TFS and bests wishes, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-24 0:33]

Hello Asbed,
Very good photo in great sharpness and beautiful bright colours. Very nice details. Excellent timing.

Hello Asbed! Amazing dynamic scene. Wonderful exposure and capture. Perfect take. Ideal contrast and sharpness. Fine note. Well done!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-24 0:58]

Hello Asbed,
exciting capture again with the flight well frozen. The waves of the sea add some dramatic view to your composition.
A sharp and detail features.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-24 2:18]

Salut Asbed,c'est sand doute une parmi tes meilleures "in-flight" photos,le focus et la nettete' of the bird are at the top,impressionant contrast aussi avec l'eau derriere.Mes compliments et bonne journee',Luciano

Ciao Asbed, fantastic capture of in-flight Heron, wonderful action shoot, good natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Asbed,
Très belle publication remarquable pour sa précision et la puissance qu'elle dégage.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Great job Asbed, nice detail/exposure and I like that wings forward pose.
The rapids make an interesting backdrop too :)
Well done!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-24 7:44]

Hello Asbed,
An excellent last post of your Fuji Finepix.
The POV shows the features of this Black-crowned Night heron with superb sharpness and natural colours as it flies over the turbulent water.
The lighting is great and contributes to showing the subject with the water BG adding to the interest of this image.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi Asbed,
nice picture and perfec species.
Good habitat photograf

Hi Asbed,
another interesting "action" photo. You catch this bird in an incredible position. It looks like long jumper. Also nice colours and composition. Well done,

Salut Asbed,
Cette photo est vraiment superbe, avec une netteté et un timing impeccable. L'oiseau semble jouer au-dessus des vagues. Tu as parfaitement saisi le mouvement. Bravo! Amitiés,

A trio of superior shots Asbed and some from archive but well worthy the time to post.

Bonjour Asbed
Belle capture d'une pose exceptionnelle
Pour les puristes de la photo l'oiseau aurait du se trouver dans la gauche du cadre mais bon, ce n'est pas le but recherché sur TN

Hello Asbed..
Great catch. Amazing movement...Full of life...Everything so perfect..Tfs.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-11-25 18:22]
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Hello Asbed,
This is a fine photo of the Black-crowned Night-Heron in full flight. The stop action resulted in excellent detail and brilliant colors. I can definitely see why you loved your camera so much. Did you notice that you even managed to capture the birds shadow, just look in the water and you can see it. Great work!!

Hello Asbed,
Wow is the spontaneous response after seeing it. Great in-flight photograph of Black-crowned Night-Heron skimming over rough waters of the river at Montreal. Keep it up. Season's greetings.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-11-27 13:46]

Great capture Asbed! Congratulations my friend on your timing! Sharpness and details are superb.
I especially like the splendid light and the fantastic reflections.
Really a marvellous composition full of action!
Ciao e buon W/E. Vanda

click on the appropriate time, very good shot!

Very detailed!!!
Can even "feel" the wild wind and "hear" the sound of the WAVES!!!
Mario with friendly greetings from Calgary.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-03 6:45]

Hello Asbed,
Excellent capture of this heron Asbed. They are so strange in flight, especially like here as they are taking off. Fine work my friend

Bonjour Asbed,

La capture du bouillonnement de l'eau et de l'oiseau en vol est un atout à la composition. La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les couleurs du Bihoreau gris. La qualité de la lumière embellie les couleurs de l'image. Bon weekend.


Hallo Asbed,
a very beautiful capture of the Black-crowned Night-Heron in-flight, superb sharpness and lighting, splendid natural colours, great timing in a very nice composition
Best regards

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  • hains Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 12] (959)
  • [2010-12-16 0:38]
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Bravo Asbed

C`est une bien bonne capture de ce héron en vol avec ses pattes recourbées en arrière. C`est différant de le voir immobile les pieds dans l`eau. L`eau est reelement bien figée avec l`oiseau.


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