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Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 75-300
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/1500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-14 7:05
Viewed: 2979
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For me it always is an amazing beautifull bird.
TFL

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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To pac: nice of youviv 1 04-14 11:15
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Lovely picture Vivian.
The heron is completely transfixed and is pose is great. A bit blurry but still a great capture.
TFS,
Nick :-)

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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2007-04-14 8:07]
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Nice heron pic!

You could consider adding it to the/my heron theme

/Dan

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