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Goliath Heron (7)
Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
I have captured this world's largest 'Goliath Heron'(Ardennes Goliath) at Marievale Bird 🐦 Sanctuary, early in the morning.

☀ Light was good and in my favor ☺ because I don't like flat light on subject. It's really a big bird, so here I took this picture vertically ☺.


'Goliath Heron' looks almost like 'Purple Heron', although it's much bigger than Purple Heron and Purple Heron doesn't have black legs and feet.

You could find them in the Sub-Saharan Africa ☺

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Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Ulead Photoimpact 12
Edited by:Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)

- crop to fit more to the rule of thirds and to rid of the space from behind the heron's head;
- decreasing brightness and increasing contrast.