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The Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron
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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: 2008-06-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon CoolPix L3, NIKKOR 3X OPTICAL ZOOM
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/272 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-04 15:41
Viewed: 1975
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, here is another one
from my 2008 end of spring archives.

I was with my little compact
3x zoom 38 - 116mm and very
close to the heron, in the exifs
you can see i even not zoom fully.

Nikon Coolpix L3
1/269s f/4.2 ISO100
12.7mm (35mm eq:77mm)

from Hinterland Who's Who website

« Great Blue Herons forage in
marine coastal environments and
in freshwater habitats, but nest on
islands or in wooded swamps, where few
mammals or snakes can prey on them.

The birds sometimes nest alone, but often
do so in colonies consisting of a dozen
to several hundred pairs. Scientists do
not know precisely how herons choose whether
to be sociable. It seems that advantages
to colonial behaviour include better defense
of nests and greater chance of discovering
mobile schools of fish: once one heron finds
a good foraging spot, others may follow it
to the same location. »



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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-04 15:52]

Salut Asbed,une magnifique capture depuis ton archive,surement plus facile cet heron trankill que les autres en vol....ehehe...details et couleurs super,ta exposition a etee' vraiment parfaite et c'etait pas facile dans ce demi contre-jour,tres jolie composition avec les herbes de l'etang aussi.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Are you sure this is a Great Blue Heron? - the red shoulder on the wing is not something I have noticed on Great Blues in my area, and the wings do not have the dark blue feathers that are usually seen.

Good picture, but maybe needs to be reclassified.

Hi Asbed,
excellent colours. Perfect point of view. Great presentation. What an interesting bird!
Thanks for sharing,

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-05 4:35]

Very good striking pose by this heron who is in deep waters..well done. tfs.

hello Asbed,
beautiful picture with great light.
fantastic sharpness and very perfect colour.
best wishes,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-12-05 6:12]

Salut Asbed
Excellent closed up de ce heron.L'image est bien en focus et le details du plumage est bien visible.Les couleurs sont excellente et naturel.
Merci Michel

Hello Asbed,
About the ID: This is not the Blue Heron, adea cinerea, but indeed the Great Blue Heron, ardea herodias. This one can have the red markings like in the photo.
Excellent photo in great sharpness and details. Beautiful colours and composition.

Hello Asbed,
Great...beautiful composition,nice colour and clarity,excellent light and exposure.
TFS and my regards_Joy

Hello Asbed
Fantastic capture of this blue Heron. Great composition,wonderful colours and excellent sharpness.
Thank You
Have a good day!
Kind regards
J. Diogo

Hi Asbed. I love the colours in this. It's got good focus as well. I'm surprised you waited to post this. It's nicely framed with a good subject and good spacing. A keeper. Trevor

Bonjour Asbed,

L'oiseau est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les couleurs du Grand Héron Bleu. La bonne luminosit. donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-12-21 17:02]

Hello Asbed,
I see you have pulled out a real beauty from your archives collection. Love the good focus and attractive colors on this adult Blue Heron. Looks like a wonderful place to spend the day with your camera.

Hi Asbed,
Beautiful, clear capture, the exposure's perfectly balanced in the backlight. Excellent sharpness and color tones - not to mention the pose of the heron and the pleasant composition. A very valued photo taken from a great PoV. Bravo.
Best regards, László

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful picture of this Blue Heron.Good details and sharpness.I like ponds water too with natural habitat shot.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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