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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
Exposure: f/5.6
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-06 2:25
Viewed: 3273
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Grey heron with a huge fish on the beak.

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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Hello Rob! Wonderful scene. Very good sharpness. Very good composition. Marvelous bird!

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-11-06 19:01]

Bonsoir Rob,

Excellente prise nature.

Szürke gém "akcióban". Ismét zseniális kép. Ezúttal a benyúló életlen fűszálak sem rontanak a képen - ha elkezded rendezgetni a terepet, nem lett volna fotód. Pláne nem ilyen. Nagy fogás - Neked és a madárnak egyaránt. :) Grat és üdv Laci

Hi Rob!

You caught the right moment at the right place. Woww...what a catch!
Very well composed and executed.


what a nice catch. this makes its day.

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