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Reflections of Heron

Reflections of Heron
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax Kr, Sigma 70-300mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-06 10:13
Viewed: 2902
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This image is taken at the great Turnbull Wildlife Refuge area in Eastern Washington State. In this area hundreds of species of aviary, grasses, wetlands and trees survive with very little footprint of mankind.

I was out with my medical health aide as a passenger specifically to take some pictures. Seeing this beauty for the first time in many months of coma in a hospital brought tears to my eyes.... and of the Heron... Cornell says: "Whether poised at a river bend or cruising the coastline with slow, deep wingbeats, the Great Blue Heron is a majestic sight. This stately heron with its subtle blue-gray plumage often stands motionless as it scans for prey or wades belly deep with long, deliberate steps. They may move slowly, but Great Blue Herons can strike like lightning to grab a fish or snap up a gopher. In flight, look for this widespread heron’s tucked-in neck and long legs trailing out behind."

I have a long lens and it is highly cropped but this is the best I can do under my present medical circumstances. I hope you enjoy my good old friends.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-06 10:16]

Hello Bob.
You have taken a very nice shot. It is well composed, its colours are delicate and pleasant for look really natural, true colours. Quality of this shot is very good.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-06 10:21]

Hey Bob,this is really nice! An excellent capture and very good details despite the distance,beautiful reflections too and a magic fresh green background too! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Bob, lovely heron in a beautiful natural ambierntation, fascinating reflections, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2012-06-06 11:44]

Hello Bob,

Magical composition created with the wonderful lighting & a symphony of soft, pleasing hues. A hint of a ripple, a reflection, a Great Blue Heron in classic pose. Life, the way it should be.



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-06 12:27]

Nice to see you back again Bob and with such a serene image!
The old professional character comes through in this shot. The composition, colours and clariy all contribute to a fine scene of this heron hunting.
I hope you continue to recover to enjoy being in the field.
I enjoy it but my joints complain and my vision is becoming cataract. The joys of aging!

Hello Bob

I love the tranquility of your photo, with the
background vegetation, the reflections of the Heron,
and the smoothness of the photo giving an
artistic painting effect, TFS


Hello Bob,

A really great capture with beautiful colors, details & natural setting. Very nicely composed & presented...great work...Bob!

TFS & best wishes!

Kind regards


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-06-07 4:19]

Hello Bob,
What a fine picture you show us here! Lovely subtle colors and a a dreamy atmosphere. Lovely reflection of the Heron on the water and interesting water-plants in the back, useful too as a color-contrast. Like a painting!
Take care

Bonjour Bob,
Agréable composition dans une très belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Bob,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Great Blue Heron. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Bob
The colours and the light make this a poetic pic my Friend.Deep thoughts and desire.
Thank You
My best wishes

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