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Alfred Hitchcock of Herons

Alfred Hitchcock of Herons
Photo Information
Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-21 16:29
Viewed: 3015
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Black-Crowned Night Heron was captured resting on a log in a shallow slough near Brooks, Alberta. As the title says they remind me of Alfred Hitchcock.

Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
General Description

By Andrew Slater

The Black-crowned Night Heron breeds on the prairies and in the parklands of Alberta. It spends the winter near both coasts of the U.S.A.

It arrives on the prairies in mid April and departs in mid September. It frequents shallow marshes and small lakes.

The diet of the Black-crowned Night Heron consists of small fish, invertebrates and aquatic insects. It often feeds at dusk, when it stands motionless, waiting for prey to pass within striking distance.

It nests colonially in willows and shrubs. The nests are built of sticks and twigs, and lined with reeds and grass.

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I agree Rick :) It has the same pose and attitude :) This is a good composition and a very interesting specie. Thanks :)

Hi Rick,
Nice image of this Heron in the swampy surroundings. The bird itself is lovely and sharp and we can see much of its detail. This is kind of spooky.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-07-21 18:10]

Hola Rick. Una foto muy elegane. No solo por el ave, sino tambien por el apisaje que la acompaña. Luis52.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-21 21:41]

Hello Rick

A nicely composed shot of Alfred the Heron.Very good detail and well focused.The POV is excellent,I can only imagine where you were standing/crouching to get this one.TFS


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-22 3:43]

Hi Rick,
nice composition and i like that you've included a fair bit of the surrounding area too. An interesting looking creature, i can see the rsemblance!

Hi Rick
great compo! Alfred might just be a hint out of focus but resulting in a rather nice soft image.

Hi Rick,
you have got to know that these birds are right up there amongst my most favorite of all birds.I think that the title you have given this capture works very well(I could almost hear it saying 'good evening').You have done well to get this photo as these birds are very skittish and shy.There is some softness to the focus but I think that is because of the post processing of the image editor you have used.The water level looks like it has dropped quite a lot,we sure could use some rain."Hitchcock" looks good with true colour and an interesting point of view.Thanks for showing us this one. Bob

Magnifique prise , beaux détails, superbe composition.

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