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~Little Blue Reflection~

~Little Blue Reflection~
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Copyright: Angela Reigelman (MommaMiaX3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 215] (737)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS 12X Zoom, 52mm UV filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-19 7:10
Viewed: 3358
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is that same fellow that was so kind to let me photograph him in Six Mile Cypress Slough. He was so much fun to watch! Today we are finally headed to Sanibel Island (had to postpone yesterday) to drop off our little Baby Gopher Tortoise (CROW-Care and Rehabilitation of Wildlife), and spend some time at the Ding Darling Preserve! I hope I get some good photos :) If you have a chance Google Sanibel Island and you will see some amazing things!

Hope you all have a wonderful day, and I'll check in on you later tonight.

Egretta caerulea 24″ (60 cm). A slender, rather small, dark heron. Adult: Bluish slate with a deep maroon-brown neck; legs dark, bill pale bluish with a dark tip. Immature: All white with grayish wing tips. Legs dull olive; bill pale bluish, tipped with black. Birds in transition are boldly pied white and dark.
Similar species: Adults may be mistaken for Reddish Egret.

Range: Eastern U.S. to Peru, Argentina.

West: A rare visitor to the sw. states; most frequent in California (has bred there). Accidental, Washington, British Columbia.

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Hi Angela,
Great shot. The POV is a bit high. I love the S shape of the neck and the reflection. Good colors and details and natural settings.

Hi Angela,
This is a lovely shot! The colours, detail and refection are all good. I like the whirlpool by the bird's feet and the floating vegetation. Must agree with previous critique, p.o.v is a bit high. Still, great compo.
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2007-04-19 8:23]


It's really an interesting picture, with a nice reflection. TFS.


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  • lee Silver Star Critiquer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 23] (84)
  • [2007-04-19 8:48]

Hi Angela, nice shot of the heron. Like your pov. Ho stands out so nicely with good focus and detail. Like the swirling of the water. Good composition. Nice job, thanks. Oh ya, like your camera:-)

Hello Ange,
This is another superb shot of this beautiful bird. I like those colors very much, details, composition, exposure and beautiful reflection. Lightning and environment are great too! Well done and TFS,

Hello Ange,
Nice to see this blue heron walk deep into water. I love this natural settings. The reflection is splendid. Very well done.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-19 10:40]

Hi Ange,

You have a way with this heron. Another beauty! The bird is wonderful - love the reflection and the beautiful setting. No water here so no chance to see scenes like this.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-19 11:42]

Hello Angela,
Nice capture of a Little Blue Heron. This is sharp, with good lighting and color and with fine POV showing the leg movement well.
My only nit is the central composition but this does not detract from the quality of the shot.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Well done, Angela...
Beautiful colours. Well composed through these special reflections and so...

Hi Angela,
a fine pictue with lovley colours and a beautiful reflection.
Good details and exposure.
As Ivan mention it maybe a bit centred but still a nice picture.
Well done.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-04-19 12:24]

Hi Ange,

What a great shot, I really like the composition and pose, the reflection is really interesting with the movement of the Herons leg, really nice colours too, the POV is a bit high but I know if your looking down from a bank its not always easy to get a lower one.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-19 12:30]

selam angela; nice bird with splendid colours
nice POV and Bg good sharpness and reflection well done. my friend :)

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-19 14:41]

Hi Angela

Nice shot - good composition - I like the impression of movement created by the ripples and weed.


Excellent composition, wonderful reflextion, beautiful color and light in this beautiful photo.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-19 22:12]

Simply stunning Ange, fantastic camera work gives us this exceptional image, thanks for sharing and have a great night.

Hi again Angela,
this is so very dreamlike to me and incredibly beautiful.Is it any wonder that the Japanese painted pictures of these birds and others similar to it in their traditional art.I find no fault in this shot maybe others do,but not me.You are so lucky to live where you do ,to be able to get shots like this,me I waiting for a sunny day as it is snowing right now and is blustery as well.Tfs. Bob

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-19 23:21]

Hello Angela

Wow you have been posting some great heron shots.Very sharp detail with great lighting illuminating the bird.I really like the reflection on the water.Very good POV and DOF,TFS


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-04-20 2:48]

Very nice, Angela.
I really like the composition, with the reflection and the ripples, and the water plants floating around.
The details on the bird are very sharp and well exposed, and the colors are just beautiful.
TFS. : )

Hello Angela

this is a very unique,outstanding,wildlife photo that could be in the cover of National Geographic!!
everything is perfect here:the colours,sharpness and pose of te heron,the detail of feathers and the water reflection and ripples makes a great composition!
I am very happy to have find such a keen and creative photographer in TN...I will follow with great interest your work!
best regards !


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-04-20 5:01]

Angela,Nice reflection and great colors. The deails are good and tks for sharing

bonjour angela
felicitation pour cette approche du sujet,c'est une chose que je n'ai pas encore reussi.
bonne netteté sur l'ensemble de l'oiseau.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-30 13:37]

Hi Angela,
Really good reflections and a graceful pose here. Excellent exposure and colors too.
TFS, José M.

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