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Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-02 19:23
Viewed: 1369
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I went up to Magee Marsh today to see what type of birds might be active. Magee Marsh is about two and a half hours northwest of my home and is one of the premier flyovers in the eastern United States for spring migratory birds.

It was very windy this morning and quite cool, they were predicting rain and maybe even a snow shower heading our way. As I entered the marsh area I noticed huge flocks of ducks flying overhead and a few had already landed on the water.

The ducks were splashing up a storm, but my eyes caught the glimpse of something near the shoreline. Upon closer inspection I spotted this beautiful Great Blue Heron standing motionless in the shallow water.

This is our largest heron and is widespread throughout the US. Normally solitary birds, except for their communal nesting colonies, they can be spotted flying high overhead even if water is not close by.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-03 0:51]

Hello Ron,
Nice photo of this heron in good sharpness and beautiful natural colors. Taken from a good POV. Beautiful contrasting background and composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-03 4:44]

Hi Ron,a perfect capture of this big heron in its natural habitat,very good sharpness,excellent shot.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ron

Very beautiful bird in its natural habitat, very nice frame, nice POV,excellent sharpness and details, nice pose. I like it.



Ciao Ron, great capture of lovely Heron in a beautiful natural ambientation, splendid light, wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-03 9:58]

Hi Ron,
Beautiful capture this rather shy bird. Amazing colors and excellent details and focus.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ron,
What a beautiful gift you have received, after a long drive. Nice photograph of this Blue Heron. I like its composition as well as its natural habitat too.
Thanks for sharing with well NOTE,

Hello Ron,
Very good focus and outstanding clarity of this grey heron. They are very shy in my country and difficult to take a good shot....This specimen seems to be very close to you....

Hello Ron

Excellent shot of the great blue heron with very fine POV,
DOF, and framing, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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