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Great Blue Heron


Great Blue Heron
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM+1.4X Canon
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/4000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-01 10:07
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After an unusual warm winter, spring is here in southern Ontario with big temperature ups and downs, sunny summer like days or stormy ones with slush and cold.
Birds are staring slowly to come back from South.
This is one of the early migrants in the area.

The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North and Central America as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands.
It is the largest North American heron and among herons it is surpassed only by the Goliath Heron and the White-bellied Heron. It has head-to-tail length of 97–137 cm (38–54 in), a wingspan of 167-201 cm (66-79 in) a height of 115–138 cm (45–54 in) and a weight of 2.1–2.5 kg (4.6–5.5 lbs).

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frumoasa statura starcului!
minunate detalii, lumina blanda frumoasa!
toate cele bune,
chris

oh Mario..i LOVE THIS..best i have seen yet...better then mine!! :0) lol
love it, white light balance, like a pro that you are! EXCELLENT

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-04-01 14:31]

Great light here Mario
and perfect compo, very nice bg too
tfs
Tom

Hi MArio,
very nice composition with excellent details, lightning and real colors.

TFS
Sascha

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-04-01 21:17]

Hello, Spectacular photograph worthy of National Geographic. Great color and light balance. Super sharpness and detail. Amazing!!!
Excellent DOF and exposure.
Have a great day,
Karen

Hi Mario

A very sharp portrait, with appropriate smearing BG.

TFS,
Subhayan.

Hi, Mario
Carefully cropped and technically close to perfection. There is a lovely balance of fine detail and subtle colours in this image - just excellent.
Best wishes, Nigel.

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-04-02 6:02]

Hi Mario

Very nice well detailed photo of this grey heron. I really like the depth of field. Good colors. Thanks!

Thijs

GReat focus, great light!

TFS
J

Hello Mario
Very beautiful portrait of this majestic big bird.Really NG pic.Marvelous colors and terrific sharpness and light.
Thank You,
Kind regards
J.Diogo

this is a perfect capture, TFS Ori

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