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Flying fish


Flying fish
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Copyright: Rob Rev (mmprof) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 13] (282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon 400 5.6L
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-30 2:34
Viewed: 3052
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
With help of a grey heron. :)

The Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is resident in the milder south and west, but many birds retreat in winter from the ice in colder regions.

It is a large bird, standing 90-100 cm tall, with a 175-195 cm wingspan and a weight of 1-2 kg. Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, which extend their necks.

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Hi Rob,
Do like your 'in flight with prey'; good details, nice moent, very good light,...
Well done
TFS
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