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The Green Hunter


The Green Hunter
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Copyright: Adam Hays (Adam73) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon 300 4.0L IS +1.4
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-08-17 8:04
Viewed: 3329
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Green Heron:

The Green Heron is rather solitary, feeding alone or in pairs. A wary bird, it erects its short crest, straightens its neck, and nervously flicks its short tail when alarmed. It is often first noticed when it flushes unexpectedly from the edge of the water and flies off uttering its sharp call. Our smallest heron except for the diminutive Least Bittern, the Green Heron preys on a wide variety of insects, frogs, and small fish; its broad diet enables it to breed on small inland ponds and marshes that won't support other herons. It stretches its neck and bill forward as if taking aim, and, after a few elaborately cautious steps, seizes the fish with a jab of its bill.

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Bela foto muito bem tirada de qualidade ótima meus parabéns.
Nilson

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-08-17 8:22]

Hi Adam,

I like to see these birds fishing. This a nice "actionshot".
Great colors and nice pose ofr the bird.

TFS.
regards,
Zeno.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-08-17 9:43]

Hi Adam,
this is a superb picture.very good details,nice POV and xcellent composition.
congrats
tfs..
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Hi Adam,
when I saw its thumbnail, I remember your previous post. Same bittern? this is very nice capture with lovely colors, nice composition, good action of hunting. On left corner of top, green branch gives richness this shot. thanks for sharing. have a nice weekend. Ahmet

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-08-17 10:09]

Hi Adam
great pose and lovely compo!
nice colours too
tfs
tom

Very fine Heron action image Adam. Good detail and color as well as composition. I would have cloned out the leaf on the Heron's head as I find that a bit distracting. I did a WS to compare.
TFS
Richard

hi adam,
a fantastic pose of the heron - good timing.
excellent sharpness with interesting details and a nice reflection in the water.
like very much the framing and the vivid colours.
an eye-catching capture !
TFS - carole

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-08-17 14:12]

Perfect timing, Adam!A
A great capture for both you and the heron.
The colors and sharpness are outstanding.
Maybe a tad too contrasty?
Really fantastic pose and POV.
TFS. : )

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-08-17 14:42]

Very good, very sharp and beautiful colors! You caught him in a beautiful pose,very typical fro him! Well done!
Cheers, Klaus

Hi Adam,
Great capture for you as well as the Green Heron.
Very beautiful image with the bird in wonderful natural surroundings.
Lovely softness in the background and the colors and details are wonderful.
Sharpness, composition and exposure are excellent.
Great work. My compliments.
Thanks for sharing and the good note.
Best wishes and have a nice weekend,
Harry

What an incredible photo! Great details, nice exposure, awesome composition - in fact, I'm jealous! Seriously, excellent capture.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-08-17 19:06]

Hola Adam.- Bella foto muy bien lograda en un momento ideal. Exelente claridad y colorido. Luis52.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-17 19:35]

Hola Ada,
preciosa captura,
realmente un lujo esta escena,
bello trabajo amigo,
saludos

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-17 20:19]

Hello Adam

Just marking the post for now

Rob

Hi Adam. A beautifully timed composition while the heron is bringing in a snack. Very good clarity and colours. I like to see bird photos such as this. TFS. Murray.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-10-01 5:50]

I have never seen such a colourful and beautiful Heron! Great shot Adam. This is a perfect pov showing profile and wonderful array of colours in the plumage. Great focus, light and colour. All pin sharp. The reflection of the 'stabbed' fish is both clear and amazing. Great work and a great composition.
tfs
debz
sorry :) tomorrow

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-30 4:31]

Hi Adam.
I don't know how can I miss this charming shot. The pictured scene and timing are perfect. Colours are amazing, Sharpness is great. Framing is blameless. Excellent job. My compliments.
Alexei.

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