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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon zoom EF 55-200mm 1:4.5-5.6 II USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-28 2:53
Viewed: 4331
Favorites: 2 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During a visit to the Zoo in Antwerp, I saw these Heron he fly completely free around the Zoo.
Who more information have about this Heron are always welcome.

Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
17/04/2007 14:04:09
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Center-weighted averaging
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ISO Speed
55.0 - 200.0mm
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To gracious: nature photosjhm 1 06-16 12:50
To Alex99: Is it natural colourjhm 1 05-28 12:35
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Hallo John,
Prachtige heldere opname met erg mooi detail en een zeer goede compositie. Het lijkt er op dat dit een plekje is waar deze Reiger vaker zit. Heb je je flitser gebruikt voor deze opname, of had je zoveel geluk met het licht?

Hello John,
A beautiful composition!
Excellent details are captured in the bird, lovely plumage...
I like the pose and the attractive composition, good diagonal element in the log!
Pablo -

Hello John,
Very sharp and detailed photo of Grey Heron.
TFS, Smitha.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-05-28 4:07]

Hello John,
Excellent shot of the heron with nicely balanced exposure and clarity. I guess this qualifies as urban wildlife. Well done. Regards,

Very nice composition. Interesting POV, good colors and detail, especially those long feathers on the breast and draping over the back. Well done, and TFS, Mish

Hi John,
Very nice shot. Sharp, details, and neat.
Well done.


This is good picture and i liked the POV here .I think its grey heron.

Hi John.
I like your perfectly composed and cropped shot so much as well as excellently selected DOF, sharpness and details of the picture. Colour palette, it seems to me, is unusual a bit buut very nice. Is it natural colour tone? Perfect done and TFS.

Good shot of this grey heron.
Excellent sharpness

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-28 11:31]

Excellent profile of heron with perfect exposure and nice detail. Colors of feathers outstanding.

Hello John,
it's a very nice close shot of this heron, nice POV and pose, good light and colours, good focus too, i like the diagonal disposition of the wood and the water BG, well framed, very good composition ;)

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-29 2:30]

salut John,
belle image de ce héron, la netteté est ok, ainsi que la couleur. Je suis par contre mitigé quand au POV qui écrase la perscpective et à la lumière un peu faible.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-29 11:44]

Hello John

A lovely shot of this heron.The similarities to our great blue are amazing.Very good POV and DOF.The focus is sharp and the details are excellent.Very good eye contact.TFSRob

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-29 12:21]

Hi John.
Beautiful picture.Well composed and well focused.Very good exposure,fine sharp details in plumage and amazing colors.I like dark blue colors of water in BG too.Superb done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Belle photo de ce héron malgrés lui, bien vu, ces petite bêtes ne se laissent pas approcher facilement. Amitiés Thomas

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-31 11:11]

merhaba John
here is nice capturing of this beautiful and colourful heron
i like its pose, composition, point of view, selected depth of field, lighting, colours, sharpness, details and plain framing
thanks for sharing

Hello John,
powerful composition, perfect pose, excellent details,and very well managed exposure for achieving those fine shades of whites in the heron's feathers.
Thank you! With best regards,

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-06-02 12:47]

Une belle attitude pour ce héron.
Bonne journée.

Hi John. Very clear and well presented photo of this Heron. It is such an elegant bird to show us. Good cropping with slightly more space to its front to draw the eye. Good work. Murray.

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  • hdl (12)
  • [2007-06-03 11:08]

Prachtige blauwe reiger! Schitterend exemplaar en heel goed genomen. Is er dan toch nog een vrij wild dier in de zoo ;-))

bonjour john
un heron au bout de cinq ou six photos,je vais etre jaloux car il fuit bien avant que j'ai le temps de les voir.je pense que celui-ci doit etre abitué aux hommes mais cela n'enleve rien a la reussite de cette photo.

hi john,
good shot, lovely colours, nice pov, dark bg maks the shot look very nice,
tfs & regards

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-06-11 4:25]

Hi John,

excellent shot, the compsotion is really very good, and the saturated colours make this a vibrant shot. Nice pose on your Heron, and great details too.



Hello John,
good to see your nature photos as good as ever with TE and TL
perfect sharpness with details and wonderful colour
great job

Bonjour John,
Excellent point de vu de ce Héron, jolies couleurs et netteté, belle compositon, jolie photo..Salutations.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-05 1:40]

Hello John,
Great capture of a free-flying Heron. Zoos can attract a lot of wildlife that is used to people and available for the nature photographer.
Fine sharpness, lighting and colours and it is unusual to capture the Heron from above.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hello John.
We used to have these same Herons (well, similar anyway) in the pond in my Mum's front garden in Australia. They are so big and beautiful. You've captured him beautifully. Great sharpness, composition and colour. Well done.
Best regards, Steve.

Hi John,

A nice image of the heron, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


A very majestic shot of this beautiful animal. The angle is fine it shows him in all his glory.
Best wishes,

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-07-31 20:24]

Hi John, wild in the zoo eh? Judging from the logs I would say this is a favourite spot of his. Very nicely seen on your part, you caught him in his natural element. You shot it at 125 mm so you were pretty close for this shot by the looks of things. Very nice colour and detail on this guy.

Thanks, John

Hola John.
Es una bella imagen.Un saludo.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-08-19 11:41]

Hi John,
Perfect composition, details, exposure and pose. Water acts quite well as background for the heron.
TFS, José M.

  • martic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 1 N: 159] (1327)
  • [2007-09-29 9:50]

Bonjour John,
Tu nous présentes une superbe photo de héron avec beaucoup de détails et de couleurs dan s le plumage, un excellent cadrage
très réussi

hello John

very good composition with the dark background
and the light foreground that makes great contrast

excellent sharpness and details,
i like the framing of the image



Greetings John,
Fine shot of this Heron.
Very good feather details, POV/pose, and color
Nice composition as well.
Well done.

Hello John. Your heron is different than ours here. This one you have captured in pristine sharpness and flawless details. Wonderful shot against the clear water and trunk to perch on. Regards. Jusni

Hello, John,
I see the herons are everywhere. Nice bird! I like your capture, excellent colours and superb sharpness. Good contrast with dark water. My compliments!

Hi John,
Bombastic shot, composition- and sharpness-wise. Nice and clear capture, great visual impact. Maybe Alex asked about the colors because the tones seem - for me - a bit too green or cyan. Otherwise a fabulous capture, congrats and tfs.
Friendly regards, have a nice weekend, László

Hello John,
a splendid capture of the Grey Heron taken from an excellent POV with very good sharpness, a very nice composition. I also love to take many pictures of Herons.
Best regards
Ciao Maurizio

Hellow John,
A stunning portrait of this heron with nice exposure and sharp focus.Well framed.

Hi John,

An another expertly taken capture taken from fine POV with great clarity, excellent contrasting OFF BG, fine great DOF and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice day!


Hello John
Grey Heron gives a nice pose to you and you nicely captured it with a very nice focus, POV, frame and composition. coloration and eye contact also very nice. thanks for sharing.
We dont often see your posts. I'd like to visit more shots of yours. best wishes and have a good night

Hello John! Wonderful heron. Fantastic capture and exposure. Superb light and bright. Good colours and saturation. Good luck!

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