|Copyright: Laura Hammett (EMTME22) (58)|
|Date Taken: 2008-07-24|
|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|
|[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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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....
- [2011-06-28 13:39]
Beautiful photo of flying bird. Lovely colors, nice composition. It's sharp enough in my opinion. Well done.