Green Backed heron
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2005-02-06 8:01]
Well Willie this is an unusual looking bird it has beautiful markings throughout. The focus is a little softer than usual but thats the limitation of the camcorder. Interesting read and overall a good post.
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-02-06 8:24]
Willie, Composed well with a nice one-leg-up balancing pose. Great notes..TFS!
- Callie (7555)
- [2005-02-06 8:49]
Yep, Juvenile Scaly, well done, one cannot miss that evil eye. Nice pose too. Mooi man.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-02-06 8:49]
Very nice Willie.
Good composition, POV, colours and details.
Very good note. Very well done.
Hi Willie, I'm not an expert on these matters, but I wasn't sure of the ID on this one and did a bit of research. This does look a lot like a juvenile heron,but after comparing all the images I've browsed,I wondered whether this might not rather be an American Bittern.
I feel a bit cheeky suggesting this after Callies confirmation (I'm not even from South Africa) but have a look at some Bittern pics on Gooogle images, then let me know what you think.
A very good photo in any case. TFS. Steve.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2005-02-06 11:20]
Willie, nice shot of this Heron. The detail and framing are good. A nice job on the backround to blur what appears to be screening.
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2005-02-06 11:47]
Nice shot Willie,
Good composition, and nice one legged pose.
Thanks for posting
- livios (16942)
- [2005-02-06 13:38]
Willie, nice pose and great POV. To me, the bird is a little funny, and that's great too.
Very good composition.
- carper (8439)
- [2005-02-06 14:14]
Erg mooi Willie,
Jullie sud afrikaner zijn toch echt goede fotograafs. Very good composing shot, very nice details, good colours, great pof and good dof.
- miqra (151)
- [2005-02-06 14:20]
This is phenomenal....definitely one of my favourites, well done once again Willie!
- PDP (11769)
- [2005-02-06 14:35]
Not using the usual comments about the quality of the video camera I think it's a very good shot. The composition is excellent and I love the pose of the bird.
Personal assessment of the photo: good
Aptness of the photo for the site: great
Degree of difficulty for the photographer during the capture (personal assessment): not easy
Degree of utility of the note: complete
Comment: I test at present a new and personal way of writing my critics and you are among the first ones to whom I send it.
Any comment will largely be appreciated.
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2005-02-07 3:58]
He looks a little inquisitive :-) Maybe it's a female?
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-02-07 4:29]
I don't know why, but it looks so sad for me. Great bird in great pose. I think BG should be more blurred Willie.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2005-02-07 6:17]
Less common is an understatement. I have never seen one before. Robert's states it as "uncommon" in central "Old" Transvaal, common in Limpopo area. Great shot Willie. And it's a Juvi...
- sAner (4750)
- [2005-02-07 6:53]
Nice! I wish I had such birds in my 'backyard'. :) Wonderful shot, good colors, POV and composition. Focus is indeed a little soft or is it my eyesight? Well done anyway.
- jossim (12636)
- [2005-02-07 7:54]
Bonne prise de vue et belle composition. Le sujet est bien cadré, couleurs bonne. Juste un petit flou. Félicitation et bonne journée.
- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-02-07 9:32]
Well done on this capture. Herons are an interesting bird. I like to observe them. Facinating.
- optic (0)
- [2005-02-08 17:03]
Very good point of view for this heron. Well captured with good focus and blurred background. Very well done Willie,
- rlortie (2058)
- [2005-02-09 13:09]
Interesting bird: looks a bit like our green heron. I red notes about your cam and your job. First I hope you get a job as soon as you can. Second I hope you will be able to get a better camera to shoot your already very good pictures.
Excellent work on this heron Willie!
- DanielT (22)
- [2005-02-11 12:43]