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Great blue heron in flight

Great blue heron in flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1D MIV, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-11-05 17:47
Viewed: 2656
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This summer have been a great summer for Heron and Aigrette capture.So we had spend a lot of hours practicing all king of different situation with both species.So this presentation represent a day of in fly practice.
Thank you for stopping by

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Hi Michel,
in my opinion perfect photo of this bird in flight. Perfect sharpness and details. Real dynamism. Perfect presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Michel, great in-flight capture of lovely heron, perfect focus on eye, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-11-05 23:20]

Beautiful timing. good framing. nice lighting. good work. tfs.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-11-06 5:39]

Excellent flight image of the beautiful heron. tfs.

Hello Michel,
An excellent in-flight capture with fine colors, details & POV. Well composed & presented. TFS & best wishes.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-06 7:43]

Hello Michel,
You succeeded very well.
Excellent sharp photo of this ardea herodias in flight. Very beautiful colours and a great DOF. Taken from an ideal POV in a fine composition.

hallo Michel
great sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
i like this composition
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Michel.
Complimenti per l’eccellente scatto,con dei notevoli dettagli ed una sorprendente nitidezza,stupendi i colori,molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco,

Salut Michel

Une superbe photo envol du grand héron bleu,
superbe POV à son niveau, avec sa pose à l'envol
cela ajoute du grand dynamisme à l'image, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-11-06 14:35]

Salut Michel,quel timing et quel resultat,une photo tres professionelle avec des details impressionants malgre' la distance et la vitesse,parfaite exposition et couleurs,vraiment impossible faire du mieu de toi! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-11-09 6:32]

Hi Michel,
Nice shot ..
Fantastic in-flight capture. Very good focus, sharpness, colors, details and composition.
Best wishes,

Hallo Michel
This Heron in flight displays beautifully against the blue ocean in the background. The clarity of the feathers, the shape of the beak the yellow eye and woolly neck is remarkable. This is a pleasant image to look at. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Impressive in flight photo Michel! Very good timing, excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-11-11 11:14]

Hi Michel,
Excellent capture of flying bird. Nice colours with excellent details.
Regards Jiri.

Bonjour Michel,

L'oiseau est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du Gran héron en vol. La bonne luminosité rehuasse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-11-27 5:15]

Bonjour Michel,
Voilà une photo dynamique que je n'avais pas vue. Quelle splendide pose du héron tu as pu capter. Et le tout parfaitemenet net. De belles couleurs naturelles aussi. Parfaite présentation décentrée. Bien vu!

wow, outstanding capture !!!

congratulations !

ciao, tino

hello Michel,
what a nice picture of this in-flight Heron.
great clarity and colour, well composed picture,
best wishes,

WOW i LOVE this shot. GBH are my FAVORITE bird and this is the most unique capture and actually for all the times I have seen this bird, never quite have seen this display! Just AWESOME!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-11 18:06]

Hello Michel
very exciting and excellent freeze of the flying bird. The details are splendid and the details are excellent.
Very highly skilled shot here, such a difficult composition, you did very well.
Love the bird eye contact too.


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