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Tricolored Heron

Tricolored Heron
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Frozen Moments in Time [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-14 18:23
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From my recent one week holiday in Cuba
Done in the lagune at walking distance from the hotel in Cayo Gulliermo - Cuba

Tricolored Heron
Egretta tricolor Order CICONIIFORMES - Family ARDEIDAE

A medium-sized, slender heron of the southeastern United States, the Tricolored Heron was formerly known as the Louisiana Heron.

Medium-sized heron.
From my recent one week holiday in Cuba
Done in the lagune at walking distance from the hotel in Cayo Gulliermo - Cuba

Long, slender neck and bill.
Dark back and neck
White belly.
Size: 60-70 cm (24-28 in)
Wingspan: 95 cm (37 in)
Weight: 415 g (14.65 ounces
(From "All About Birds")

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Hi Mario,
wow what big looking feet this heron has and strong looking legs.I like the action you have captured in this shot,the way that little fish is suspended in the bird's mouth is a stroke of photographic genius.I have not seen this species with my own eyes but it looks very natural in colour and your focus is excellent as the details are fine.Your time in Cuba sure has netted you a good variety of wildlife photos and I thank you for sharing some of them with us. Bob

Hi Mario,

Excellent capture really like the frozen moment of the small fish in this Heron mouth, superb detail and stunning colours, t.f.s this beauty, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-09-14 20:25]

hi mario,
thats one more down the throat. beautiful capture of this heron, good composition and details. tfs.

Caught the fish going down... impressive! Even without the little fish this bird is eating, it would be an impressive shot! TFS, Mario. -Kelly

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-15 7:15]

Hello Mario,
What an excellent timing. Great photo in fantastic natural colours and very sharp. You spendid your week in Cuba very well. A great serie of amazing wildlife photos.
Kind regards,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-09-15 7:19]

Hi Mario
Beautiful action shot.Excellent pose from your subject, perfect timing.Very sharp image and excellent plumage detail.
TFS Michel

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-09-15 8:00]

Great capture. Gary

exceptional o egreta frumoasa

This is as amazing a shot as the other one with the big fish.
I must confess,I almost wondered if you had put that one together in photoshop it seemed so 'unusual' ;)

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