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Purple Heron

Purple Heron
Photo Information
Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 300 4.0L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-18 11:36
Viewed: 3076
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo taken at Extreme Light Conditions , Dark clouds at background and strong Sunlight rays on the bird . The bird flies towards to very strong wind .
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-18 11:41]

Hi Akif. This is a very good inflight shot of the Heron. You have captured amazing colours of the bird with fine detail. It stands out so well against the grey /blue sky. You have used the light so well. well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-18 11:42]

Hello Akif,
What an excellent deep red colours. The contrast with the dark BG is excellent. Superb sharpness and details. The patterns in the wings are fantastic. Great DOF and composition.

Amazing shot Akif,
Beautiful and in the same time drammatic image.

Hi Akif,

Just excellent picture of Purple Heron in flight. BG colour is a bit strange but explained by the lighting conditions, you just can't adjust the natural light. Very good sharp details, POV, composition, colours of the target. Great work in hard conditions!!!



this purple heron looks so orange and very striking against the dark sky. nice sharp image though some graininess in the sky needs to be softened.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-18 12:08]

Hello Akif,
Most impressive capture of the Purple Heron in very beautiful and dramatic light conditions. I love the shape and pattern of the wing and details are very sharp. Wonderful colours and well composed.
Many thanks, Ulla

Akif merhaba,
Nefis bir erguvani. Eline sağlık. Selamlar

Hi Akif
Wow! That's what I want to say at the beginning.
Beutiful picture with wonderful colours. Excellent sharpness and good composition too.
Thanks for sharing

  • Great 
  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2008-04-18 12:44]

You did well!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2008-04-18 13:24]

Hello Akif,
Beautiful rich colours, really striking. A well managed exposure and I love the dark sky. Good detail and excellent exposure. A very good capture.

Hello Akif,
What a wonderful capture! Contrast, tones of colors, lightning and composition are stunning! It almost looks like a drawing!

You have been very lucky to have these great surcomstances taking this shot Akif.
What a very beautiful one this is.
Amazing saturated colors and warm light.
You've really done an excellent job on sharpness and composition.
Fantastic detailed feathers.
A most wonderful image at which it is a great joy to look at.
Perfect work. TFS!!!

Have a great weekend, Harry

Hello Akif,
Very nice in flight shot, excellent sharpness
and depth of field, beautiful colors, nice contrast
and lovely light, good composition and point of
view, the nice background colors and blurr really
help show off the colors and details in the heron,
well done.

Hi Akif.

It might be Extreme Light Conditions and Dark clouds, but what a stunning effect, really wonderful image, colours and detail are perfect, excellent POV, well framed and composed, just beautiful; have a great weekend.

Cheers Rick :)

Hi Akif,

Excellent inflight shot with SUPERB warm colors and perfect sharpness
Wonderful wing details

TFS Thijs

Hi Akif

Excellent shot of this beautiful heron on a fantastic background.
Excellent sharpness, great light. A perfect in-flight shot.


amazing pic, unbelivable colours, TFS Ori

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-04-19 2:36]

hi Akif,
jolie prise de vue en plein vol, les couleurs de ce héron sont particulièrement intenses.
good shot.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2008-04-20 14:35]

Renklerin ahengi çok çok güzel.Eline sağlık.

  • Great 
  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2008-04-21 4:36]

Çok güzeL Akif abi eline sağlık!

You can see the conditions are special.
Extraordinary shot.
Well done

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