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Grey Heron

Grey Heron
Photo Information
Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9824)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-09 5:34
Viewed: 2616
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
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. The call is a loud croaking "fraaank". The Australian White-faced Heron is often incorrectly called Grey Heron. In Ireland the grey heron is often colloquially called " crane ".

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Hello Angelo,
Super moment of the shot. An interesting arrangement of wings, great sharpness and colors.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-09 11:24]

Ciao Angelo,una cattura davvero stupefacente,la posizione delle ali al decollo e l'impressionante nitidezza di ogni dettaglio hanno fatto la differenza,lavoro bellissimo! Complimenti e buona serata,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-09 13:16]

Hello Angelo,
Very nice photo of this Grey Heron in flight. Great DOF and excellent sharpness. Beautiful natural colours and a pleasing composition.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-09 14:05]

Ciao Angelo,
l'immagine è splendida! Bellissimo il momento colto, grande nitidezza, perfetto lo stacco con lo sfondo, ottimo il POV.
Davvero un ottimo scatto!

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-09 22:39]

Bonjour Angelo,
Belle image pour ce héron en plein vol. Bonne netteté.
Une image toujours difficile à réaliser.

Ciao Angelo, magnifica Ardea cinerea in splendido volo, fuoco perfetto, ottima nitidezza e splendid dettagli, sempre bravissimo con gli uccelli, ciao Silvio

wow simply splendid action caught here. Strenght of those wings..quite amazing

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