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Goliath Heron

Goliath Heron
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Copyright: Josh Kille (lemur) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 52] (191)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, AF NIKKOR 70-300MM 1:4-5.6G, UV 62 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-14 19:05
Viewed: 3447
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ardea goliath is the world's largest heron, with average heights over 4 ft., and a wingspan of at least 7 ft. It has a slow and ponderous look in flight, and the legs are not held horizontally like some other herons.

The Goliath Heron feeds on fish, amphibians and small rodents. It stands in shallow water, watching its feet, waiting for food to appear so it can spear it with open mandibles.

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Interesting. Shot at a Zoo? I ask for the Ardea goliath is an African, South Asian Bird, not known to be found in the western hemisphere.
It's a little dark in the detail - fill flash might have been a good idea.
Nice shot however aside from that.
Cheers, Klaus

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