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Heron Chicks Close Up

Heron Chicks Close Up
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Copyright: Greg Davis (koreagreg) (42)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 D ED VR, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-07-06 2:14
Viewed: 5697
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another of he shots from my day in the country side two months ago. This is before the birds have fledged but it shows a couple of what I think are very interesting details. The chicks are either playing or perhaps practicing some sort of behavior that will serve them later on, but it really seemed they were playing. Also you can see the upper beak is not yellow yet, part of their camoflage while still trapped in the nest. As they mature they will change their coloring but that will take nearly a year, their bills will become completely yellow but they continue to return to the nest and act as a familly unit (it seems).

With a break in the weather I am going to visit the colonial area and see how they are doing two months later. More tomorrow hopefully.

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To joey: thanks,koreagreg 1 07-06 02:54
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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-06 2:47]
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Hi Greg,
this is your best so far.
Very sharp and detailed with a lot going on.
Well done,

Hi Greg, this is a great shot of the family gathering of these Herons. You have great light, even in the darker regions with for the most part good eye contact with each of the birds. Great shot.

Thanks, John

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-10-12 15:59]

Uma ótima foto de qualidade e compposição exelente meus parabéns.

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