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Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
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Copyright: cecilia lazzaro (cecilia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 6 N: 1224] (4630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-09
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-15 8:33
Viewed: 3068
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
39-52" (99-132 cm). W. 5'10" (1.8 m). A common large, mainly grayish heron with a pale or yellowish bill. Often mistaken for a Sandhill Crane, but flies with its neck folded, not extended like that of a crane. In southern Florida an all-white form, "Great White Heron," differs from Great Egret in being larger, with greenish-yellow rather than black legs.
Lakes, ponds, rivers, and marshes.
3-7 pale greenish-blue eggs placed on a shallow platform of sticks lined with finer material, usually in a tree but sometimes on the ground or concealed in a reedbed. Nests in colonies.
Breeds locally from coastal Alaska, south-central Canada, and Nova Scotia south to Mexico and West Indies. Winters as far north as southern Alaska, central United States, and southern New England. Also in Galapagos Islands.
A harsh squawk.


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-04-15 9:09]

Hello Cecilia, well caught this blue Heron drinking!! Vivid colors and excellent sharpness. For me, I will resize to cut the right side. Overall superb post. Congratulations, Didier.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-04-15 9:21]

Bonjour Cecilia!

Belle composition,l'éclairage est superbe,l'environnement est joli,l'action de l'oiseau s'abreuvant est original. Félicitations pour la netteté et les détails.

Merci pour l'envoie.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-15 9:32]

Hello Cecilia!
Excellent capture.POV,details,sharpness,colors and composition are wonderful.Happy Easter!

fantastic shot - I had to look really ard to work out what it was doing.

the colours and the composition are excellent.


Hi Cecila,
Beautiful shot!! Like the focus on the eye .. very sharp. Good DOF. Did you try shooting from the car as we discussed?

Excellent shot Cesie, you comp, detail and exposure are a perfect blend.


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-04-15 11:38]

Cecilia, an excellent image.

I do enjoy sharpness, pov and composition. Exposure is great too.

The moment is very nice, and you did a great job.

Hello Cecilia,
this is a great photo. Great sharpness, colours and lighting. Excellent POV and DOF too. This is a great composition. Thank you for posting.
Happy Easter my dear.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-04-15 13:59]

Hi Cecilia, great shot. Excellent lighting with good details and colour. Well composed shot. TFS.

Another great one Cecilia, with superb colors and great details.
Love the POV and composition.
Excellent frame ones again.

Hi Cecilia,
The long neck sure came in handy here. Great pose you caught/ Exposure looks excellent with the colors and detail looking perfect. Well done

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-16 3:16]

A great capture, Cecilia.
I have never seen a great blue heron in that pose. Very funny.
Sharp details and wonderful POV. TFS. : )

Hi Cecilia,
another great shot.
Lovely moment capture.
Good colors, details and composition.
Exhaustive note.


Hi Cecilia,
Beautiful capture! Excellent POV and perfect exposure,
very nice colours and great details.
Well done!

Hi Cecilia

Wonderful shot. Good light, colour, POV and composition. Technically great too. Well done! :-)

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-04-21 13:44]

Privet Cecilia
Unusual pose... But if to drink you will want - you will even more strongly be bent. Interesting work.

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