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Green Heron With Catch

Green Heron With Catch
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark 111, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-20 6:01
Viewed: 2557
Points: 42
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Hello Bill,
A very interesting moment, bravo for the reflexes.

Hallo Bill,
another fantastic capture of this Heron in flight with its prey, good sharpness and marvellous colours, great timing and excellent point of view.
Best regards

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-20 8:25]

Hi Bill

What an amazing moment you captured here! Nice action and details. I like the fish and the drops of water.


Hello Bill,
A Great moment in action captured in remarkable clarity and detail. Beautiful colours, POV and BG. Excellent work my friend.
Best regards,

Hi Bill,
perfect point of view. Great sharpness and excellent atmosphere of this lunch.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Bill
Another impressive action photo with perfect timing, excellent composition and nice colors.

Hello Bill,
beautiful picture of heron with its prey, great timing, great natural colors, sharpness and POV
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
hello Vanni

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-20 10:42]

Hello Bill,
what a moment you depict here. As usual, perfect job. POV, DOF and sharpness, just great, as well as composition.Best regards Siggi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-20 11:10]

Hi Bill,
Perfect capture of flying bird with a very good moment captured.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Bill, fantastic in-flight capyure of Gren heron and its prey, superb shoot with beautiful blurry BG, perfect focus, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful bright colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-20 14:14]

Hi Bill,spectacular in-flight capture of this heron fishing,a very professional work and a magnificent colors and details,impressive timing my friend!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.


Wow! Almost excellent. Too bad you didn't have your iso jacked up a smidge and and stopped down a bit. Timing was perfect but needed a bit more speed to stop the incredible action. TFS

Think it is interesting that not a person before me provided any advice to make a great picture better (although you probably already knew what I provided!! It is always easier said than done!

Best wishes,


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-20 23:41]

Very interesting catch, a beautiful one too. tfs.

impressive moment and photo catch, colors are great, wonderful photo!
regards Bill

Hello Bill,
Great action here.Fantastic moment.Sharp and clear picture,great colors and very good sharpness.
Thank You,
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-21 4:05]

Hello Bill,
such a nice moment with the inflight hot. The sharpness is well presented. The water droplets are really marvellous here. The green background is really enhancing.


great moment you capture with great skill. good sharpness and composition.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-02-21 18:53]

Hello Bill,
You seem to always time your shots perfectly in order to capture such interesting moments. Love the tiny water droplets and facial features of the Green Heron. Even the fish is easily seen in nice detail. Well done!

Hi Bill,
Love that one. I get a feeling of both the movement and sharpness.
Excellent capture.
TFS, Shir

Hello Bill,
A great moment in flight capture!!! Excellent sharpness, light and composition. Very well done.
Have a nice day.
Greetings, Joćo Edgar

Hello Bill,
fantastic capture of this Heron in flight with its prey,
excellent composition and nice colors,
congratulations and thanks for sharing.


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