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Green Heron

Green Heron
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Copyright: Tage Bjorklund (Tage) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 43] (251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 70-200 f/4L
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-13 20:55
Viewed: 3578
Points: 14
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Green Heron (Butorides virescens) at Inks Lake, Texas Hill Country.
While driving through the Hill Country I stopped at Inks Lake to take pictures. I noticed a large number of small fish on the ground just at the waters edge, and turned around and saw this bird sitting on a branch just behind me.
He was a bit nervous at the sound of the shutter, but tried to act cool. I got a large number of shots before he decided that was enough of pictures for one day, and slowly climbed through the bush to the other side.
I chose this picture because it shows the back of the bird (it is also called green-backed heron). The feathers on the back were shimmering with a strange deep green color, and appeared waxy.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-07-13 21:31]

Joli héron Tage, Le détail de l'image est bon, bonne netteté et contraste. Merci

Hej Tzge, very nice picture to start with.
I like the pose and composition. Nice colours and details.
Well done.

Welcome to TN.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-14 0:16]

Hi Tage, welcome to TN, I hope you enjoy your time here. Very good post, the heron is nice and sharp and well composed. Well done.

Hello Tage

Welcome to TN.

Nice shot. The light is a bit harsh, but the Heron is a nice colour and striking a great pose. Good work. Thanks.

Hi Tage,
and welcome to TN. This is an really brilliant Photo. Wonderful bird.

So you'r also a fan of herons... aren't they fun to shoot (with a camera I mean, not a gun) This one looks not only nervous but a little mad. Nice shot, not always obvous to make a subject look neat when the background is really busy, but in this case in spite of all the branches, the view of the heron's neck and head are not disturbed by the messy background.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-15 23:25]

An excellent first performance, Tage.
Nice composition and point of view.

I wish you the most cordial welcome on TrekNature.
In the pleasure to admire your next posts and to read your notes and critics.
Thank you for sharing.

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