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Green Heron (immature) - I

Green Heron (immature) - I
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): birds i met in USA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-24 20:42
Viewed: 1936
Points: 24
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my previous post was on an adult Green Heron (Butorides virescens), and here is a close-up of an immature one.

i found this bird in my tiny, newly discovered 'treasure island'. that's an unused piece of land near to our residential complex. the land has got one pond too. the plot is left for sale. and seems a pleasure island for some people at night. but as long as sunlight is there, it's ABSOLUTELY remote. nobody cares to visit that so called useless plot and hence my treasure island :)

anyway, i found this bird over there. i was busy in shooting a damselfly when found this baby (though was quite big in size) quite near to me and busy in locating fishes. yes, Green Herons seem to be very occupied while looking for fishes. i noticed that before. but it's not that smooth with adults. only, being an immature i think this bird had allowed me to stay with him/ her while he/ she was busy with fishing. i spent more than one hour in the vicinity of this bird and most of that in studying him/ her, rather than shooting. it was a kind of friendship :)

loved this baby!

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Ciao Ruby, Fantastic portrait of young heron, perfect focus on eye, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ruby,
fine portrait of this young Heron with good sharpness and lovely details. I also like the natural colours and the splendid contrast against the dark background.
Best wishes,

Superb portrait of a juvenile Heron, Ruby.
You have done almost professional work with your compact camera.
Perfect focus with remarkable DOF.
Well done!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2657 W: 278 N: 4873] (19679)
  • [2012-07-25 6:06]

Hello Ruby, I see we are neighbors today.
I love your close-up shot of this young Green heron. This is such a pretty bird and you have captured it's image wonderfully. I especially like the green around it's eye and it's yellowish green pupil.
You are correct about the adults, as they don't normally let you get too close before they decide to head out. I have only gotten one descent shot of an adult, and it was not that easily achieved. Glad you found your own personal Treasure Island, have fun!!

Ruby, this is a very good shot of this Green Heron. Wonderful color, detail and sharpness. We have lots of these in my area. Bill

hello Ruby,
this is really a superb picture in all respect, good sharpness, perfect colour, and of course the composition. every thing is very good.
have a nice time and best wishes,

in response of your request today i was uploaded a dorsal view of the Salt and Pepper moth , it is really a good looking moth. hope you like it.

hello Ruby
super good sharpness and nice pose
great details and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5084 W: 166 N: 13009] (48434)
  • [2012-07-25 8:04]

Hello Ruby,
Great sharp detailed portrait of this immature Green Heron. Very beautiful colours against a nice contrasting background. Excellent composition.

Hi Ruby

Looks as if you select the most ideal BG, fix up a frame and then let the subject peep into that frame. Here this little Green Heron peeps in and you snap him just like that. Absolutely stunning composition Ruby.

Hi dear Ruby
Fantastic portrait!Excellent close composition,wonderful colours and great sharpness.Indeed a great work ith Your compact.
Thank You
Have a great day!
Kind regards

Hello Ruby,
An excellent capture with fine colors, sharpness & details. Well composed & presented with a nice POV. Well done & TFS. Best wishes!


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1328] (10691)
  • [2012-07-27 6:55]

Hi Ruby,

Really sharp photo with excellent natural colors. I also like the green background.


hi Ruby,

very nice portrait... well done.

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