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Tricolored Heron (Adult)

Tricolored Heron (Adult)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-09-07 12:40
Viewed: 3140
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My trip to Nicaragua provided me with my first sighting of a Tricolored Heron. This particular bird was wading in a small isolated pool of water just off of the Ocean.

I had seen other members post images of this colorful heron, but I was still amazed at how pretty it's plumage was up close. The dark slate-blue upperparts intermingled with splotches of reddish brown, contrasted nicely with it's white belly and white stripe up it's foreneck. I also liked the yellow coloring at the base of it's bill.

I watched this bird for about 45 minutes as it slowly moved throughout the tiny pond in search of food. At times it just stood motionless, but soon it would lean forward and with one quick movement, thrust it's spear-like bill deep into the water. I assumed it was going after tiny minnows or some other aquatic creature, although I never saw it come up with a large fish.

For more info on the Tricolored Heron click here

I will post another photo in the WS of it slowly searching for prey

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-07 12:49]

Hello Ron,
Very nice presentation of this Tricolored Heron in beautiful light and colours. Fascinating background too. Good sharpness and composition.

what great capture of pretty heron with great light using. Great details and coloration. workshop post is also great.
Thanks for sharing this beauty, Ron.
Best wishes

Hello Ron
照的清晰 很漂亮的鷺絲
翅膀的顏色有分明 這是最難照的地方 你照的很成功
構圖美麗 背景漂亮 謝謝分享

Hello Ron,
Nice species and you've captured from a nice PoV,very good details and an excellent composition.

Hello Mr.Ron,
Beautiful colour of this Heron.Well captured.I like Dark BG.Very sharp picture with Nice POV.
WS picture is also dramatic.Slow but steady-Heron approaching.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-09-07 23:56]

excellent image of the bird. nice closeup and beautiful colors. tfs.

Hello Ron,

You're capturing well this heron by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the slim heron standing on pool of water. Surely, it's attractive for slate-blue upperparts, white belly and yellow side of beak. And, it's also impressive in splotches of reddish brown of upperparts as you note. You catch well its good posture.

Kind regards,

Una bona captura a Nicaragua, excelent punt de vista
Salutacions cordials

Magnificent capture of this very elegant Tricolored Heron you shot in Nicaragua, Ron.
The light conditions were truly divine to bathe the subject in a fantastic glow against a darker water BG. The partial refelction on the shallow water also creates a mesmerizing effect.
Thanks for sharing another distinguished image from your trip abroad.

Very interesting Heron Ron! As always, your photo is excellent! Very good composition, fantastic colors and impressive sharpness!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-09-10 9:46]

Hi Ron,
Fantastic shot and composition ..
Beautiful colours good composition and sharpness details.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-10 14:15]

Hi Ron,how is nice this heron and how is elegant its pose,magnificent capture whit a magic light and great details and colors,really beautiful the different pose in the WS too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ron
perfect compo and nice dark bg to present this beautiful heron

Ron you FOUND ONE!! They are so cool aren't they and now you don't have to visit us in Florida to see one!! LOL!! Love the workshop too!! You've presented this in such a magical way; the reflection from the pools of rich brown waters gives it a different feel, ethereal, almost like wings are over his head from those reflections. :) Always a treat viewing your photos

Hllo Ron

Both photos are beautiful specially with the light
but I prefer the photo of the WS because of the
fishing/hunting pose of this species of heron, TFS


Hello Ron,
Excellent photograph of Tricolored Heron, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,

Fantastic light and composition, greetings, Ori

Hello Ron
Great portrait of Tricolored Heron.
Good sharpness and true colour.
perfect PoV.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2013-09-21 14:11]

Hello Ron,
Another Warner quality image, I like the clarity of the water showing it's feet. Well done my friend.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-02 2:57]

Hello Ron
such a beautiful capture. Excellent lighting and excellent details too.
Love the simplicity, and thanks for the workshop you did on my robberfly shot.
Really appreciate it.


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