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Goliath Heron


Goliath Heron
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Copyright: Willie Miles (willie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-31
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Aquatic Birds 2 - Aves Acuáticas 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-04 14:16
Viewed: 4245
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Goliath Heron ( Reuse Reier ) Ardea goliath
Height : 1.40met
This heron is quiet rare and is the biggest of the herons.
They hunt in slightly deeper water than other herons.
They move around very slowly and sometimes stand deadstill for a long time.

This speciman was standing deadstill when we entered the bay. I was lucky to get in a few quick shots before he took off into the distance with their characteristic slow moving wing flight action. I was very happy with the result of this capture as this is my first mug shot of a bird.

RAP, miqra, gerhardt, Luc, Mazer, marhowie, mogens-j, Callie, livios has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-04 14:20]

Gran captura Willie... tan grande como el pico de esta ave.
Excelentes detalles con muy buena agudeza que permite ver bellos detalles en su plumaje.
Atinado encuadre y DOF.

Great capture Willie... as great as the peak of this bird.
Excellent details with very good sharpness that allows to see beautiful details in its plumage.
Accurate frame and DOF.

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  • miqra Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 140 W: 3 N: 23] (151)
  • [2004-11-04 15:02]

I like the detail. Birds are still my favorite, hope to see more of these excellent shots Willie....well done!

I have seen one before but only from a distance. This close up shows him well. Nice eye detail and colours. Well done Willie.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-11-04 17:40]

I like your Goliath Heron, Willie.
Never seen it before. You have complete?
Beautifull colors and good sharpness.
Well done! TFS.

  • Great 
  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (853)
  • [2004-11-04 20:17]

The very nice and interesting shot of the heron.Good details , colors and sharpness

  • Great 
  • Mazer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 3 N: 34] (104)
  • [2004-11-04 21:47]

great detail and sharpness and i love the colour of his eye.

Excellent shot, Willie. The detail is amazing. Color, compo, all very well done.

Willie, Nice profile with great eye detail & color. The reeds add a nice effect also. Well done!

He is looking really good Willie. Very nice colours and very interesting cropping/composition. Beautiful bird.

  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-05 22:26]

Two thisngs stike me here, the eye and the composition. these are bothe excellent.

Thanks for posting

Geluk met die eerste mug shot, and now I am sure you are hooked and will be forever trying to get more and better close-ups. I like the question mark head / neck here and the very mean eye! Well done Willie!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-01-28 10:51]

Willie, what a brilliant eye we have here.

Nice POV, composition and note.

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