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In flight

In flight
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Copyright: Laura Hammett (EMTME22) (58)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K20 d, 70-300 Sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-28 9:33
Viewed: 2928
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture on St. George's Creek in Southern Maryland. Lots of Heron, Osprey and Bald Eagles on this creek.

The familiar Great Blue Heron is the largest heron in North America. It is a large bird, with a slate-gray body, chestnut and black accents, and very long legs and neck. In flight, it looks enormous, with a six-foot wingspan. Adults sport a shaggy ruff at the base of their necks. A black eyebrow extends back to black plumes emerging from the head. Juveniles have a dark crown with no plumes or ruff, and a mottled neck. In flight, a Great Blue Heron typically holds its head in toward its body with its neck bent.

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Hi Laura,

the heron -maybe not too sharp- has been well "frozen" in mid-air and well isolated from the BG.I'm not too satisfied by the colours, a bit too bluish.Apart from that, surely a good composition portraying a beautiful specimen.In my opinion one point and a half....



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  • Kasek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 13 N: 50] (284)
  • [2011-06-28 13:39]

Beautiful photo of flying bird. Lovely colors, nice composition. It's sharp enough in my opinion. Well done.

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