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Grey Heron

Grey Heron
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-23 1:33
Viewed: 1077
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is resident in the milder south and west, but many birds retreat in winter from the ice in colder regions.

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.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-23 3:36]

Hi Siggi,a very original capture of this common heron,taken between the grass in a great way,fantastic exposure and beautiful composition too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Siegfried,

Beautiful photograph of this Grey Heron in ts natural habitat. Very natural color and good sharpness. Attractive POV. Good work....
Thanks for sharing,

Wonderful effect created by the shadows of tall grass falling on the Heron, Siegfried.
The ambient habitat of the bird looks so very authentic here.

Ciao Siggi, great capture of beautiful in a lovely ambientation, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Siggi
excellent capture of this heron in the high grass, fantastic details and colors, beautiful light and nice shadows of the bird's plumage
Have a good night

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-09-23 19:55]

Hello Siggi,
It's nice to see this beautiful heron submerged into it's natural surroundings. Many times they are shown in full view which is great, but there is just something neat about viewing it like this. Focus is sharp displaying wonderful detail and the colors are true and natural. Love the composition.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-09-23 22:35]

Hello Sigi

Very nice capture of Grey Heron under a very nice composition in its natural habitat, good sharpness and details.



Hallo Siegfried
very nice composition with beautiful colours and good details
thanks gr lou

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