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Blue Heron Portrait


Blue Heron Portrait
Photo Information
Copyright: Ken Shew (kshew) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 30] (202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon DSLR D200, Nikkor 70-200/2.8VR, RAW @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-16 3:54
Viewed: 3266
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands (background).
This heron was up on a hill away from the water perhaps looking for a nesting ground. Blue Herons are a large American heron (Ardea herodias) having blue-gray plumage and a predominantly white head with a dark crest.

The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is located near Huntington Beach, California off the Pacific Coast Highway. The reserve is a 1200 acre (480 hectare) area. It can be the temporary home of snowy egrets, black skimmers, great egrets, green herons, plovers, least terns and many other shorebirds. The reserve was recently restored and has a much greater influx of ocean water.

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Hi Ken,
I like the sharpness together with the beautifully blurred background. Nice light as well..
TFS
Annick

Beautiful shot, Ken. The eye is razor sharp and the bokeh is excellent.

They aren't searching for nesting grounds in January - rather, they are conserving energy for hunting, especially during the colder parts of the day. This one was probably checking YOU out as if to say, "What the heck?" hehehe NICE SHOT.

Hello Ken

Excellent capture of this Grey Heron. The sharpness and dof is very good with lots of details in the Heron and a well blurred background to set him off nicely. The composion is spot on - just after the book. - Well done.

Regards
Mogens

Very nice heron shot. Extremely sharp shot.

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