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Copyright: Dan Bjarno (pac) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herons [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-31 13:20
Viewed: 3617
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Blue heron

The bluee heron is an effective fisher. It feeds by spearing fish with it's long, sharp bill, after having stood still for an arbitrarily long time, until a unsuspecting fish swims by.

In Denmark, the heron has more or less invaded the citites' parks, whereever small lakes or ponds are to be found. Therefore, it has grown quite tame, to the point where you can get close enough to shoot a 400mm portrait picture like this one.

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Hi Dan,
Amazing shot, great work!
Nicely composed portrait!
Very well done!!!
TFS Malgosia

Very nice portrait shot. There is two herons around where I live. And they fly away if you get closer than 30 meters.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-05-31 16:24]

Hi Dan,
What a very special portrait, so sharp and with great details. It looks like it has something in his cheek.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-05-31 17:14]


They are wild here, I can never get close to them... If they see me a football pitch away they take flight. Well captured. lovely portrait.


Nice portrait - good colours and details!

Hello Dan,
Marvelous portrait and colse up. harmonious composition and good details

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-01 3:26]

Great portrait of this great blue heron, Dan.
Excellent POV with sharp details and beautiful light.
He looks very intense.
TFS. : )

Hi Dan,
nice portrait with great sharpness and details.
Amazing eye.

Hi Dan, this is a superb portrait. It's so sharp and I'm not just talking about that beak either. Beautifully exposed and composed, great light and great detail. It looks quite fearsome with that beak.

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