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Ardea cinerea, Szürke gém

Ardea cinerea, Szürke gém
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Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Sigma 80- 400mm f4.5-5.6 APO DG OS
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-28 1:16
Viewed: 2646
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It feeds in shallow water, catching fish, frogs, and insects with its long bill. Herons will also take small mammals, reptiles and occasionally warbler nestlings, plovers, young and adult snipes, takes ducklings and tern chicks and other small birds. [2] 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. Similar behaviour on a smaller scale has been reported in Ireland.


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really a wonderful image of grey heron. nice background, action and sharpness.

Nicely done work Szabo! A capture with a motion again! Amazingly beautiful shot! Fantastic exposition under great soft light! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hi Szabo,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Grey Heron. Good sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-28 2:02]

Superb surprins in actiune.
Numai bine

Gratulálok, gyönyörű fények és egyedi pillanat!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-10-28 2:12]

Hi Szabo,
We are neighbours today.
An excellent dynamic capture in great light,colors and perfect sharpness.TFS.

Szia baratom Jozsef,

An impressive and wel-timed action capture.
Very sharp, with excellent DOF to achieve the soft green background.
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-10-28 4:15]

Hello Szabo,

The last ten year are the winters to soft whereby come to much herons.
Splendid picture a heron with open wings.
Good balance and nice framework.
Excellent composition, TFS.

Best regards,

Witaj Joska,
splendid moment. Miraculous details.
Gratulacje - Roma

Ciao Szabo. Wow! What great capture. The power of the great bird in excellente DOF and light. Very good colours and sharp. best compliments.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-28 5:19]

hello Joszef,
What a catch! Like an angel, your Heron! Great and impressive shot, taken with excellent sharpness and shown in a well chosen composition. My congratulations for this picture!
Kind regards

Hello Joska,

An very nice image from these Heron and indeed here it are an very common specie but shy, we are an contry full with water and below sealevel..
Good pov and sharpness.
Fine colours.


hello Jozsef
very good picture with great details and nice moment with open wings
great naturel colours
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-28 8:42]

Hello Jozsef,
Very beautiful action photo in splendid light. Great DOF, timing, POV and sharpness. Pleasing composition.

fantastic capture, TFS Ori

Buna Joska,
Ai reusit sa surprinzi in atac acest superb starc cenusiu. Detalii foarte bune si culori naturale excelente.
Numai bine!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-28 11:29]

Hello Szabo,
superb sharpness and a great pose of the heron. The exposure and focus are both spot on. Outstanding detail,very good composition and DOF.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Jozsef, wonderful ardea in fantastic action, fine details, splendid reflections and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Szabo
C'est une trčs jolie prise de vue bien nette avec de belle couleur,ils ne sont pas facile ŕ faire j'ai moi aussi essayer mais je n'ai pas réussis a approcher suffisamment prčs pour réussir.
Bravo et au revoir...JP

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-28 15:47]

Aaah! Spectacular! What a georgeous wings position,what a perfect quality,impressive sharpness and composition,colors and focus!The pic of a day on TN,no doubt!Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

Bonjour Szabo,
Trčs belle publication trčs finement détaillée, prise ŕ l'instant décisif.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-10-29 21:21]

Hi Szabo.
Superb 3D picture of an amazing bird. Pictured moment is simply great. Timing is spot on also as well as DOF, exposure and framing of the charming scene. Bravo and TFS.

Buna Jozsef,
Excelenta serie cu acest starc cenusiu, surprins in ipostaze deosebite de la mica distanta. Felicitari pentru intreaga serie!
Numai bine,

Szia Joska,
ez is egy remek foto, ahogy mar megszoktam tolled! Nagyon jo pillanat kep, nagyon jo pozicoban kaptad lencsevegere.. Tiszta, eles, jo szogbol csinaltad.

Szia Jóska bá!
Gyönyörű kép a szárnyait tárogató szürke gémről, csodaszép alkonyi fényekkel - mondanám, ha nem délelőtt készült volna a fotó. :) Maga a gém ábrázolása tökéletes, talán alul és balról picit6 többet vágtam volna, de az összhatást ez alig befolyásolja. Szép munka, grat.
Baráti üdv, Laci

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