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Green Heron With Catch

Green Heron With Catch
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon D60, Canon EF100-400 IS L
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-06 12:03
Viewed: 2615
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
•The Green Heron is one of the few tool-using birds. It commonly drops bait onto the surface of the water and grabs the small fish that are attracted. It uses a variety of baits and lures, including crusts of bread, insects, earthworms, twigs, or feathers.
•The Green Heron is part of a complex of small herons that sometimes are considered one species. When lumped, they are called Green-backed Heron. When split, they are the Green Heron, the widespread Striated Heron, and the Galapagos Heron.
•As is typical for many herons, the Green Heron tends to wander after the breeding season is over. Most wanderers probably seek more favorable foraging areas and do not travel far, but occasionally some travel greater distances, with individuals turning up as far as England and France.

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George Veltchev

Hi Bill,
excellent timing,
great point of view. Interesting subject. Amazing composition.
Thanks for sharing,

hi Bill,
had been tailing this bird for last few days... and what i liked about this bird is that the bird is extremely photogenic. managed few shots too, but still not good enough. may be, someday :)
so when i saw your this photograph, couldn't resist sharing few words... :)
nice timing. and good angle.
keep posting. happy to watch the wildlife of this land...

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-06 12:47]

Hello Bill,
Beautiful photo of this heron in very bright colours and good sharpness. Excellent composition. Fantastic timing.

Hi Bill,

A stunning action shot with complete control of detail, colour and light. Love the water droplets coming off the bird.
TFS have a nice weekend, regards Bill.

amazing perfect capture, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-06 13:41]

Sorry but the fish is the same that i eat this evening..ehehhe....congratulations for this beautiful picture, but I am curious to know what you did to our friend Tomcezar...ehehehe...have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

This is one of the best shots i have seen for a while, The dierctional space and water drops are special.
Goutham R

Hi Bill,
This is a brilliant shot, from the POV, to the detail of the water drops and the birds eye and you got the DOF exactly right.

Hello Bill
Another impressive action photo with perfect timing, wonderful colors and good sharpness.

Hello Bill,
great action shot of this Green Heron in-flight with good sharpness and lovely details. I also like your fine composition and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-07-07 12:17]

Hi Bill,
I can't say anything that hasn't been said. I do like this picture. I know how long we wait for a great picture and this one qualifies as a great picture.


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