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Green Heron

Green 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: 2008-08-08
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/7.1, 1/3000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-23 18:06
Viewed: 5035
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
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From my recent one week holiday in Cuba

This bird came to the ornamental fish pond of the hotel, for a easy snack.

Green Heron
Butorides virescens Order CICONIIFORMES - Family ARDEIDAE

A small, stocky wading bird, the Green Heron is common in wet spots across much of North America. It can be difficult to see as it stands motionless waiting for small fish to approach within striking range, but it frequently announces its presence by its loud squawking.

Small, dark heron.
Long yellowish legs.
Long, dark, pointed bill.
Long neck often kept pulled in tight to body.
Legs and neck long, but shorter than most herons.

Size: 41-46 cm (16-18 in)
Wingspan: 64-68 cm (25-27 in)
Weight: 240 g (8.47 ounces)

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-09-23 18:41]

Hello Mario
Excellent action image.ou had capture your subject in a very interesting pose.Good pov and very sharp image .Great natural colors and excellent detail
TFS Michel

Hi Mario,

Love this shot, what great timing stepping out across the Lilly pads. The colours and detail are stunning, I almost get the impression you were in the pond as well ;) excellent POV, superb detail, nice work mate, all the best.

Cheers Rick :)

Hello Mario

A very good capture of this heron.
The colours are vivid and well saturated.
Excellent lighting and exposure.
I love the determined look as it marches along the lily leaves.
Nicely done.


What superb sharpness you managed here Mario. I love green herons and this is a wonderful active shot of one. Really nice work...
Evelynn : )

Hi Mario,
Stunning capture of this juvenile green heron.
The image is so sharp, plenty of rich and fine details all around.
Love the lighting, low DOF and the way you took advantage of the selective focus.
My compliments and thanks for share.
Best regards,

Hello Mario,

Fantastic photo.
Wonderful colours with excellent sharpness.
Composition and lighting are very good.

hello Mario
you are lucky to capture such a perfect shot of this very beautiful Green Heron in hotel garden. Action, timing, sharpness and details of focus, POV/OOF wonderful. Great composed. also lighting and eye contact superb as like colors. Thanks for sharing, best wishes

Hi Mario,
Great catch of this green heron.
Excellent compo, sharpness and POV.
Great timing stepping out across the Lilly pads.
Well done.
Cheers from the south of France.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-24 7:50]

Hello Mario,
What a perfection. The low POV is brilliant!!!
Everything in this photo is of a high quality.
Congratulations with this beauty!

Hello Mario,

What a fantastic picture of this Green Heron walking on the vegetation. I appreciate the water drops in the air. Details on the feathers are awesome and you managed perfectly the exposition. Excellent low POV!!!

Great job and TFS!


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  • nilo (20)
  • [2008-10-01 11:00]

Very rare pose Mario.

Beautiful shot. Tack sharp with nicely saturated colors.



Beautiful shot! Excellent pov and details.

amazing low angle capture, TFS Ori

Beautiful and clear green lilly pads. They make the picture. Wonderful shot of this guy. Trevor

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