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Great Grey Heron

Great Grey Heron
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-07-19 6:12
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Points: 16
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let's stay in Zanzibar for a few more pictures. This picture of a Great Grey Heron was taken at high tide in the sea. I particularly like the colour of the sea, which makes this pictures so different from pictures of the same species taken in Luxembourg or elsewhere in Europe.

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Hi Tom.
Great capture. Lovely sharpness and light. Good colour and composition. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-07-19 7:01]

Another great photo from you, Tom! Hard (sharp sunshine) but very well handled exposure and as always very good sharpness.

Best regards/Bengt Falke


A well composed shot. The POV, sharpness and BG all make a great pic. To be very critical, the white is maybe a little OE'd but I do appreciate the difficulty as I have had the same problems in the past. I posted one of a Grey Heron a while back. Take a look and let me know what you think of mine!


hi tom,
nice capture, but slightly overexposed.
good posture of the heron,beautiful bird.

hi tom,

i like how this heron is bathing his feet!;-)
you did handle very well with the colors of the sea and of the bird and with the light and you got a very good result with the white tones!beautiful panel of whites and greys!!!!i like it!!!and i like this simple composition,that stands very well to this bird,yes as you said it diffrent from what we are used to see!when i look at it for the second time i notice how outstanding you got the right focus and exposure on this whole bird,from head to body.
and thanks!


Great capture! Not only the color of the sea seems to be different - the Heron's color, too! He seems to be much lighter than it's European brethren! He's almost white. Is that the light or is he actually like that?

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-24 20:42]

Hello Tom

A beautiful shot of this Great Grey Heron.The focus is excellent.Wonderful plumage detail.The lighting is very good with wonderful colour saturation.nicely done.TFS


Hi Tom ,
Nice shot Tom! Well balanced frame, light and fresh colours, may be little bit overexposed image but I like it that way!
George Veltchev

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