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Grey Heron

Grey Heron
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-07 11:29
Viewed: 2932
Points: 18
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Grey Heron taking a sunbath in the morning
when waking up in the morning at 6 o'clock I was the first to leave the hotel for my morning trip and already at this time of the day it was almost too hot. Coming from freezing Europe it was most unusual to have 29 degree C at noon and 26 degree C at midnight, some days with 100% humidity, so sweating already early in the morning was not unusual for us European. But this seychellois Grey Heron obviously felt cold at 26 degree C and tried to caption as many sunshine as possible just after sunrise. I was trying to stay in the shadow :-)

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Hi Tom,
what a pose of this interesting bird. Excellent sharpness and a lot of details. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Tom

You was at the best moment to assist to this
pose of the Grey Heron and shoot it in photo,
with fine POV and framing, great focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2013-02-07 16:48]

Haha, great capture! What a pose!
Good details and light on the heron against a nice bokeh.
TFS. : )

Great pose and great photo Tom!

Hello Tom,
Excellent picture.It is the symbol of pride here.You have captured it nicely with well sharpness and colour.In original picture You had captured more than one bird.I can see feather in the left side of the photograph.
I like it.Outstanding clarity with blurry BG helps here to catch the subject.
Thanks for sharing such awesome photograph,
Kind regards,

Hi Tom
It was like that for me coming to Australia from Canada. Australia is cooler now but in January it was 32-35 degrees with humidity as high as 70-77%. A shower doesn't mean much. Great capture of this Heron. Very weird stretch. Your morning light was good for a super photo. Good POV, and eye contact, with lots of detail. Good light management in the hi-lights. Your DOV shows the bird off very well. Job well done.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hi Tom

Pyramidal form like this heron really is very much suited for such a central composition. Very nice picture. In thumbnail this one looks like its sitting cross legged Indian style.


Hi Tom
I am not a fan of heat and high humidity, and it is not good for our equipment either ;)
This is just the sort of reward that the early rising photographer deserves - low angle and fairly low contrast lighting that picks out the plumage details in a way that the mid-day sun cannot. Apart from the distinctive pose, the subtle greys and white os the bird are nicely complemented here by the mottled green background that looks almost like a studio backdrop. Nicely done.
Best wishes, Nigel.

令人逗趣 很可愛也清晰

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