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Striated Heron

Striated 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: 2013-01-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-16 1:49
Viewed: 3171
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
same bird than here but different pose and square format.
the light came mainly from below as the Heron was sitting just above a white coral beach

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Delightful capture of the Heron in a somewhat comic pose, Tom.
I like the composition with the the bird and its perch isolated from the BG.
Thanks and regards.

Lovely shot, Tom. Beautiful low-angle early morning light, illuminating the bird against the nicely complementary OOF background. It looks like it's about to regurgitate a pellet of undigested food remains - or is it calling?
Best wishes, Nigel.

Hello Tom,
Superb picture, with great composition.
pose of this Heron is very nice.
best wishes,

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Hello Tom,
An impressive capture with fine details and a nice expression,lovely composition with a perfect PoV.
Thanks and my regards,

Hi Tom,
I like this bird. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Tom,
what a beautiful model and its nice shot. I have seen only a young of this species, with striates, in Oman.
You nicely captured it on dried branche and against blurry BG. POV/Dof also very nice as like focus. Thanks for sharing. All the best

Hi Tom
Very attractive marking on this Heron. Caught him with terrific light and from a good POV. Great pose set on very colourful blurred BG.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-16 15:45]

Hi Tom,a beautiful capture another time whit great details and bright colors,very well exposed too,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-16 21:53]

Hello Tom,
A fine capture, timed to show this Striated Heron either about to regurgitate or swallow whatever was stuck in the throat.
Superb POV taken with fine sharpness and natural colours against a contrasting BG.
Thanks and regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-17 2:30]

Hello Tom
such a lovely heron doing its call for attraction. The features are splendid especially its long neck. I like the blurry background in giving the beauty to its best. The details of the wing is splendid.
Well composed and presented shot.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-17 4:53]

Bonjour Tom,
Very vivid picture of this beautiful Heron-species. I like your decentred composition and the chosen framing. The bird is nicely shown against the fine blurred background.

Hello Tom,
Excellent photograph of this Heron, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.

Amazing pose Tom! Great photo with excellent composition and impressive sharpness!

Hello Tom,
A Splendid composition my friend. From the pose, clarity in difficult light conditions, eye contact and plumage detail, excellent POV and contrasting BG it is a winner to me. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.
Best regards,

Hello Tom

WOW ! for 3 things, the excellent timing to
shoot the photo with the Heron at that pose,
the wonderful light, and the beautiful background
with the background bokeh, photo shot with fine POV
and framing, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-02-18 16:53]

Hello Tom,
From this angle it looks like it's head and neck are really huge compared to the rest of it's body. I have never seen this type of heron before, although it reminds me a little bit of a young Night Heron. I like the way you captured it calling out. Focus is sharp and colors are vivid yet natural. Well done!!

Hi Tom,
Great shot of this Heron either calling its mate or trying to swallow something. But either way it is a great shot. Great POV and great details. Well done and thanks for sharing.

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