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grey heron

grey heron
Photo Information
Copyright: monique voorn schulz (movoschu) (178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-17
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-13 8:08
Viewed: 971
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The grey heron is a large bird, standing up to 100 cm tall. He feeds in shallow water, catching frogs, fish and insects with his long bill.He also takes small mammals and reptiels. It has also been opserved catching and killing juvenile birds such as ducklings. Due to its S-shaped neck the bird is able to strike with his bill very rapidly. It often wwaits motionles for prey, or slowly stalks its victim.
The grey heron is a bird of the heron family Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe, 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 has becom common in summer even inside the Artic Circle along th Norwegian coast.
information: Wikipedia

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-13 8:15]

Hallo Monique,
Een dagelijkse gast in mijn tuin aan de slootkant. Mooi portretje in prima scherpte en een fijne compositie keuze. Mooie natuurlijke kleuren ook.

Hello Monique,
I have seen this Grey Heron in Kruger National Park. You have captured it very well if we talk on its details, sharpness and color. Against such blue sky, it looks attractive.
Thanks for sharing your work with us,

A very good close-up, superb sharpness and good exposure for this pale bird. The orange bill looks very nice. Cheers!

Ciao Monique, great portrait of fantastic bird, wonderful colors, superb details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-08-13 20:17]

Hello Monique,
An attractive close-up shot of this Gray Heron. Nicely focused and displaying excellent detail. Rich colors and showing good eye contact. Love it's bright orange bill. Very informative notes! Reminds me somewhat of the Night Herons we occasionally see here in Ohio.

great portrait with fascinating eye of the heron. Well done

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-08-14 1:43]

hi Monique,
great close up portrait format capture of this very emblematic visitor of swamps and lakes of our regions .. the detail from feather is impressive and grey tones seems pretty authentic; .. well do,e

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