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Purple Heron

Purple Heron
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Copyright: Kazim Capaci (capaci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 55 N: 150] (1300)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L 4.5-5.6L Ĝ77
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bird of Gediz Delta, Herons [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-18 4:16
Viewed: 4792
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ardea purpurea

Tr. Erguvani Balikcil, En. Purple Heron, Da. Purpurhejre, Du. Purperreiger, Fi. Ruskohaikara, Fr. Héron pourpré, Ge. Purpurreiher, It. Airone rosso, No. Purpurhegre, Sp. Garza imperial, Sw. Purpurhäger

A large heron most similar to a Grey Heron but slightly skinnier and more straggly. Its narrower neck can look distinctly looped in flight and its trailing feet can resemble an untidy bunch of twigs. Its neck is also brown or chestnut rather than white or grey and its upperparts show less contrast than the Grey Heron. Adults can indeed look purply-grey on their mantle but juveniles are a sandier brown.
Summer visitor to lakes, fishponds, deltas and coastal lagoons. Breeds in large reedbeds.
Annual visitor, usually April-October, with highest numbers in spring. South and east coast sites offer the best opportunities. There were 560 British records up until 1990.
Commonest in large areas of reedbeds, especially around the Mediterranean. Unmissable on the Ebro Delta (Spain) and the Petit Camargue (France) for example. The best area in northern Europe is on the Nieuwkoop marshes in Holland.
The European population stands at about 80,000 pairs. Russian population 40000-90000 Turkish population 2000-5000

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Hi Kasim

Wow... this is a fantastic shot. Perfect timing, good depth of colours. Excellent clarity and tack sharp. Well done. TFS.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-12-18 4:46]

Well caught Kazim, this an excellent shot with a good timing. The position of the Heron is superb! Colors that blend well too. Very well done, Didier.

Hi Kazim,
Great image with good decisive moment. Well done

Hi Kazim,

Very beautiful heron with excellent background and perfect sharpness.Thanks for sharing

beautiful frozen action. I like it a lot.
great depth and colors.
TFS :-)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-18 6:20]

Great shot,color & composition with excellent details within your DOF.Well done
Ayaklar da kadraja girince F11 iyi gidiyor:) çok çok güzel ellerinize sağlık.sevgilerle..

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-12-18 7:24]

Beautiful pose,looks like it ready to dance :).Nice moment to capture,wish only you have some space infront of the Heron.

kazim bey,her şeyi ile mükemmel bir çalışma olmuş.tebrikler.hilmi yıldırım.

Nice shot Kazim,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-18 10:32]

Encore une superbe prise,félicitation tout est parfait.


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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-18 12:09]

Hi Kazim, fine art, well done. Colours came out fine, I mostly see them grey. Thanks for sharing. Greetings Reina

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-18 12:49]

That is beautiful, Kazim. The colors are gorgeous and the POV is magnificent. Well done and TFS. : )

Hi Kazim,
wow, what a wonderful pose. This bird is so beautiful and I like the "action" in this shot.
Also perfect colours and sharpness, thank you very much, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • asfur Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 33] (569)
  • [2005-12-18 13:13]

very good timing !
çok iyi kare, tebrikler

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2005-12-18 20:26]

Nice picture, Kazim! Well done caption of this beautiful bird. Excelent timing! Good colours and focus! Regards!

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2005-12-19 12:23]

Nice shot, Kazim!
A little sharpening before uploading would have given a little more "punch," but well timed and well framed!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-20 2:12]

Hello Kazım!
Excellent capture.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp,POV,moment you caught,framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Excellent sharp image. Good composition and background. Well done.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-12-20 14:08]
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bu şahane kazım... süper valla...

Beautiful captured! Nice composition and POV. DOF is absolutely perfect for this shot as well as the lighting. :)

Subject is great, sharp and nice POV. The only thing that disturbs me a little is the lack of gradation in the DOF. I'm assuming that you blurred the background with an editing program. I find if I blur a duplicate layer of the background I can, with the eraser and varying degrees of opacity, graduate the blur from foreground sharp to blurred distance. There are probably other ways of doing it but with Photoshop Elements I found that it works ok.

this is a wonderful shot you have caught this perfect well done

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2006-01-23 10:09]

Awesome pic of this Heron. Very well captured indeed! Good Comp, POV, detail and sharpness. TFS, Sheriff

well, well, well done!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-09-07 5:31]
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Merhaba Kazım,
En beğendiğim fotograflarından biri bu. Hatta favorilerimde de duruyor ama nedense eleştiri yazmamışım şimdi farkettim :o)
Zamanlaman harika, renkler, netlik ve keskinlik nefis, kuş zaten nefis. Mükemmel bir fotograf tebrik ederim.

müthiş bir zamanlama, çok güzel bir kadraj. Ellerinze sağlık Kazım bey.


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