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Copyright: omer sozer (eng55) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF500/4L IS + 1.4x II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-31 22:49
Viewed: 5517
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 98
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello,
Thank you for your nice coments on my previous post.
This photo was taken at seaside of Tuzla with
Have a great week and thanks for looking!

Grey Heron
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Ardea
Species: A. cinerea
Binomial name
Ardea cinerea
Linnaeus, 1758
Light green: summer
Dark green: all year
Blue: winter
The Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is resident in the milder south and west, but many birds retreat in winter from the ice in colder regions.
Adult at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.
Immature at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.It is a large bird, standing 90-100 cm tall, with a 175-195 cm wingspan and a weight of 1-2 kg. Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, which extend their necks.
Behaviour
In flight with large numbers of them with Great Egrets in the background in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.This species breeds in colonies in trees close to lakes, the sea-shore or other wetlands, although it will also nest in reed beds. It builds a bulky stick nest.
It feeds in shallow water, catching fish or frogs with its long bill. Herons will also take small mammals and birds. It will often wait motionless for prey, or slowly stalk its victim.
In the Netherlands, the grey heron has become a very common species in recent decades by moving into urban environments in great numbers. There, the herons hunt as they usually would but also make use of food discarded by humans, will visit feeding times in zoos to birds such as penguins and pelicans and some individuals even make use of people feeding them at their homes. All of this behaviour can be seen in the Dutch documentary Schoffies (Hoodlums).

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Merhaba Ömer Bey

Doğal davranışı içinde nefis bir balıkçıl fotoğrafı olmuş. Renkler, detaylar, keskinlik hatta su damlaları muhteşem görünüyor. Elinize sağlık. Selam ve sevgiler

Fevzi

Günaydın Ömer bey:) muhteşem zmanlama. Başını suya daldırdığı anı süper bir şekilde dondurmuşsunuz. Damlacıklar havada kalmış ve hepsi net. Sanki havada buz tutmuş gibi.
Sıradışı ve muhteşem bir foto. Elinize sağlık.
Selamlar.
Nazım

Hallo Omer
I am a bit scarce around the site at the moment, please pardon my short note. The water droplets in this scene are stunning. The frozen parts in the air super special. Once again, great camera work my friend. Oh, don’t worry I saw the bird too, but the droplets are great. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-01-31 23:32]

Merhaba Ömer,

One very good fisher these heron.
Excellent composition, nice reflections.
Very well captured.

Best regards,
John

Ömer bey günaydın. Zıpkınlma işini harika göstermişsiniz. Bunun devamı da vardır eminim. Sakin bir su yüzeyinde hareketi çok güzel yaklamışsınız. Emeğinize sağlık.
Deniz

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-01-31 23:56]

Hi Omer,
Fantastic timing... a lot of action here.
Like the water splashing.
I can feel the sudden and quick thrust of the beak in the water.
Good light and sharp colors.
TFS. : )

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-01 0:28]

Hello Omer.
Great shot ,well composed, very good details, colours and sharpness.
Nicely captured, Great POV and DOF. The water looks superb.Thanks for posting.
Best regards Siggi

Merhaba Omer,
another fantastic capture from you with grat timing, a picture as always of hight quality, very good sharpness and splendid colours, excellent low POV and composition
TFS
Have a good week
Ciao Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-01 0:48]

Hello Omer,
Great action photo in total sharpness. Perfect timing. Beautiful natural colours. Nice composition and reflection.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Omer,
Wonderful capture with amazing details and very good sharpness.
You catch even the water drops. Very good contrast.
Exceptional composition with the bird fishing in her natural habitat.
Marius.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-01 1:17]

Hello Gert
Excellent in action scne with beautiful colors and very sharp details
Regards
Razvan

Merhaba Omer,
magnificent colors in this beautiful moment, sharp details and fine reflection game in the water, great scene and photo!
keep photographing! TFS
Nasos

haha:) dostum yahu sen hiç sıradan bir kare çekmez mizin?
Hepsi ayrı bir olay! Sudaki yansımaların oluşturduğu estetizm bir yana, pozlama bu kadar mükemmel yapılabilir. Enstantane görünüş olarak havadaki su damlacıkarını bile dondurmaya yetmiş. Mükemmel bir ayar. Süper bir zamanlama! Sanırım kamuflaj altından bu kareyi çekerken bir taraftanda heyecanını bastırıyordum:) Güzel bir duygu...
Balıkçılın perçemi de uzun saçlı kızın uzun saçları gibi boyunun kıvrımlarına eşlik etmiş:) Işığın önden arkaya doğru derecelenmesi de çok hoş. Üç boyutlu dinamik bir çalışma olmuş dostum. Ellerine ve emeğine sağlık.
Işığın bol, günün de keyifli olsun!
İzmir'den kocaman selam ve sevgiler.

Bayram

Ömer Bey merhaba,
İki üç ay kadar önce Dicle kenarında bunlardan bir kaçının peşine düştüm,saatlerce süren kovalamaca sonucunda tek bir iyi kare çekemeden dönmek zorunda kaldım.Şimdi sizin bu harika fotoğrafınızı görünce imrendim.Muhteşem olmuş,gerçekten.İçtenlikle kutluyorum sizi.
Bi slavên germ,
Dûrzan

Ciao Omer. Wow! Magnificent dynamic pose with the best detaisl and super sharp. Amazing reflections by the inrigant warm light. Super capture. Well done and TFS.

Roberto

Merhaba Omer, nice composition with ardea cinerea in drinking pose, fascinating reflections, fine details, splendid colors and wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Omer,
A great action shot!
It's so good the timing and the way you've managed to made the composiiton.
I like all those drops floating infront of the bird.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
Best regards,
JM

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-01 6:02]

Hello Omer
Wonderful capture!
I like this lovely gray heron in full action!
Very sharp details and lovely colors.
Congratulation!
Horia

hello Omer

an excellent photo of the heron on action « prise sur le vif »,
fine POV, DOF and framing, fine focus sharpness and detais,
a beautiful light coming on the heron and its reflection,
the photo is shot at the superb moment with his beak
on the water and witht the view of the eye and water splash,

TFS


Asbed

hello Omer
great sharpness and good light
beautiful colours and good details
super shot
greeting lou

Ömer bey yine müthiş bir kare göndermişsiniz. Bir size bir de benim kankaya şaşırıyorum. Fotoğrafçılığı en üst noktalarda yapıyorsunuz. Sanırım bunu büyük bir haz ile yapmanızdan kaynaklanıyor. Emeğinize sağlık. Selamlar.
Gökhan

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-01 11:20]

Merhaba Ömer,
A fine action shot of a Grey Heron spearing its prey in shallow water.
The lighting and timing are great and the splash from the water caused by the action adds nicely to the composition.
Thanks and have a good week MF,
Ivan

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-01 11:31]

Hi Omer . Firstly thanks for the intersting notes to go with this first class picture of the Grey Heron. Great timing to get this one with its head in the water. Taken with fine detail and natural colours. well taken TFS.
Nick..

Hi Omer

Fantastic action shot, perfectly frozen in time. Very effective, I do like the water droplets flying away from the point of impact. Excellent sharpness and composition.

Chris

Hi Omer,
When I looked at the shot my first impression was that it might be a bit underexposed but thinking of the bird as the one and only subject,the exposure is spot on. Aim to the subject ignore the rest; I find this a very good tactic to get great shots. You just proved me right!:)
Thank you again,
Nelu

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-02-01 13:05]

Merhaba Ömer bey, Bayram hocanın sözlerine katılmamak mümkün değil. Kuş fotoğraflarında bu kadar özel anı arka arkaya yakalayabilen bir örnek daha yok. İşinizin erbabısınız.
Süper bir çekim olmuş yine. Keyifle izlemek de bize nasip oluyor:) Özlediğimiz doğayı ayaklarımız getiriyorsunuz. Emeğinize sağlık.
Mehmet

Merhaba ömer bey,
aksiyon mükemmel netlik ve detaylar harika olmuş.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-01 15:07]

Hi Omer,i like a lot your pics because there is always somethnig in mouvement..today isn't the bird but the water,and this effect is decisive for the beauty of your pic.Fantastics sharpness and composition too.Thanks for your professional work antoher time,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-01 15:51]

Hi Omer,

Every picture you post is very special. This Heron is magnificent with beautiful colors and sharp details of his feathers. I love the splashes and water droplets and the marvelous reflections in the water. A perfect composition.

Jane

Merhaba Omer,

A really great shot with beautiful colors, details & setting. Great timing & POV. Well done & composed.

TFS & salam.

Umar

Ömer bey muhteşem zamanlama. Tam bir aksiyon fotosu olmuş.
Emeğinize sağlık.
Özgür

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-01 23:59]

Hi Omer

Superb timing - great light and detail. I like the way the spash echoes the shape of the plumes.

James

Omer bey muhtesem bir cekim. su damlaciklari dahi havada donmus. Herhalde zipkinin ucunda besin vardir:)
Elinize saglik. Selamlar Londra'dan.
Merih

Hi Omer.
Again a great moment from birds life captured in yours photo.
Congratulations.
Friendly greetings.Alin.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-02 3:56]

Hello Omer,
The surface of the water is smooth like a mirror and the splashes the Grey heron produces with its beak are just fabulous...a fraction of a second immortalized! Perfect sharpness and excellent light-management, like always. Vivid and original shot.
Kind regards
Anne

Hello Omer,
2 miracles: the bird and the water drops!
Regards
Lucja

Merhaba Ömer bey,
As always, fantastic semi-action shot of You with clear, well visible waterdrops. Of course sharpness on the bird's second to none, and I like everything on the pic except for the tilted horizon. Of course I know this isn't a landscape, but we're all here to tell our thoughts. :) Generally a very nice image, of course. Tfs.
Best regards, László

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-02 8:15]

Hello Ömer,
A very beautiful and well-timed capture of the Grey Heron! Excellent focus and sharp details. The light is wonderful and has brought its colours against the dark water so well. Lovely reflections too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Dear Omer!

The Grey Heron is a very nice and big bird. You gave captured it in a nice way and I like the dynamism of the splashing beak. The overall atmosphere and the colours are superb. The viewer gets a good impression of the bird's charecteristics. Moreover, your well elaborated notes are interesting to read.

Kind regards

Markus

Hello Omer
another superb shot with excellent timing,
all is perfect here, the action scene, the colors, the sharpness, the POV and the blurred reflection in the water
a fantastic capture as always from you
Have a good night
Jacqueline

Precioso trabajo Omer, lleno de realismo y oportunidad por parte del fotógrafo. Un buen enfoque.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-02-02 20:09]

Hello Omer,
A great capture of this beautifully shown Heron. Excellent stop action detail with wonderful luminosity of it's plumage.
Super exposure and nicely composed. Overall an awesome photo!! Just one thing though..did he connect on a fish or did he miss? The suspence is killing me..Ha Ha..TFS
Ron

Hello Omer an very different shot as my from this Heron.
Great pov and i like the waves.
Exellent details and fine colours.

Gert

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2010-02-03 3:30]

Ömer bey merhaba,
netliği, aksiyonu ve damlalarıyla çok nefis bir fotoğraf olmuş.
Ellerinize sağlık.

Ömer Bey merhaba
harikulade bir zamanlama ile harika bir çekim. netlik, gaga ve buna bağlı su hareketi son derece güzel. fotoğrafa dinamiklik katmış. açı ve kadraj da çok güzel. zevkle izlenen bir kare. elinize sağlık. selamlar.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-06 2:06]

Salam Omer,
such a superbs capture in the right moment. with water splashing well frozen, you have produced a beautiful and exciting presentation.
Great production of skillful work.

Regards,
Foozi

great capture (as usual), greetings Ori

Hi Omer.

Another stunning display of your excellent work. Flawless capture with fine details and framing. Lenswork just superb and very well composed.

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.
Regards,
Jusni

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-09-25 19:25]

Hello Omer,
Superb action captured at an excellent time. Wonderful work Omer, thank you.
Rick

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