This grey heron (Ardea Cinerea) was living on the island i was staying.
It was quite friendly, even giving poses in return for some local fish. If you tried to chat, then it started to sing some coloratura arias in Maldivian style.
We sometimes had some evening walk on the beach, both of us bare feeted. I'll later share a photo of one of those evening walks. Stay tuned.
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yquem46 (38752) 2013-05-26 12:57
An incredible shot of this super star on a paradisiac environment
standing on one leg, shouting at you with open mouth and tongue pointing out
So funny and unexpected
have a nice sunday, best regards
mesutilgim (95082) 2013-05-26 12:58
Selam sevgili Deniz,
İsim hariç herşey dörtdörtlük. İsim'e gelince bana bizim "diva"ları hatırlattı da ondan.
Adeta bir doçent doktor havası var :-)))
Şileden selam ve sevgiler
PS. Bugün deli lodosda uçurtma uçurasım geldi.Az daha soluğu Kırımda alacaktım !!!
worldcitizen (8586) 2013-05-26 13:18
What a face! I love birds, but this one is a funny-looking character. :-) I like the expression you captured, with his tongue out and his mouth wide open. Lovely tropical colors in the background, too.
parvatibb (1387) 2013-05-26 14:22
Supriz bir foto!!! Super olmus. Bayildim
Adini da hak etmis gibi. Kac pozda bunu yakalindin? Birlikte arya ?
williewhistler (16394) 2013-05-26 15:00
Hello Deniz, the startled expression of the one legged bird is just hilarious,you are obviously an expert at wild life photography! It`s a lovely light hearted photograph that has real charm and appeal.
Great timing this.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-05-26 18:06
great timing and moment on this one.love the bg.and the bird with its posture and the expression,with that tongue out looks really funny.i have never seen anything like this before.
Kofman (2360) 2013-05-27 0:33
c'est super drôle voir cette dame sur une patte qui chante un air d'opera...
gojo (1769) 2013-05-27 3:35
What an experience.
Was it Verdi coming out of his throat?
Looking forward to more.
jhm (152344) 2013-05-27 4:25
This is a very specially heron, normally are Herons very shy for people.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant.
Excellent composition with open beak.
Very well done, TFS.
siudzi (34141) 2013-05-27 5:26
Funny observation of this beautiful bird! You took an opportunity for taking this image very well -- excellent composition and quality achieved. Like it a lot! Great work.
jcpix (13916) 2013-05-27 19:45
I must say, the title certainly seems appropriate for this shot! This heron looks proud to be on display and is happy to accommodate the paparazzi. :) Love this point of view...I'm guessing you either knelt, or sat down to achieve this leveled perspective?? However you managed, it worked splendidly! Sharp focus and a perfect depth of field to enhance the detail of this beauty, very well done. A great photo for a great moment, thanks for sharing this fun and well planned image. Have a nice Tuesday.
All the best,
Didi (60588) 2013-05-28 4:19
Very good decisive moment
Good chance to be close to this bird
Very good catch
Oceania (5202) 2013-05-28 5:15
The bird is standing with a single leg. It does look like talking or singing, very interesting. The background of turquoise water is gorgeous.
EstudioChispa (2174) 2013-05-28 9:08
Fabulous in every way, Deniz... sky, sea, sand, bird, all perfect.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-05-28 10:44
The gray heron has a funny expression,but the image is outstanding.Very attractive capture in great contrasts and colors.Very nice perspective and good framing, nice colors and depth of field and an excellent overall quality.
dta (77610) 2013-05-29 12:24
Hello Deniz ,
An outstanding capture , both in term of technical quality and of decisive moment .
So funny , and so good is the tittle .
lousat (90790) 2013-05-29 13:14
Hi Deniz,there is a grey heron in each island of Maldives..ehehe...th tipical bird of this island,but the pic is really different,the pose is really magnificent and a bit funny,great timing and great capture whit a perfect quality despite the difficult light,magic scenery in the blurred background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
macjake (67534) 2013-05-29 23:19
wicked shot! wicked subject!
thats a pointy tongue!!
what a unique subject, and i really like you newest post with him walking the beach too!
I'll view 1000 photos on TE, and none will be like this. well done my friend
emka (96651) 2013-05-31 23:29
Wooow, how you caught this one-leg beauty! And I would be happy to hear this diva singing. This maldives beach seem paradise.
PS. I saw that you met many Trekkers, like me :)
efi (5303) 2013-06-02 13:18
iyi akşamlar deniz;
bu benzetmelerde çok iyisin...bence isim çok yakışmış gözlerimin önüne geliverdi :)çekim her zaman ki şiirselliğiyle hem komik hem de gözalıcı..
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-06-03 18:03
Brilliant shot, Deniz! You must have been really close to this guy - and he is maybe shrieking at you to move back! But the effect is great; the orange of the inside of his beak is really nice and bright against the cool colors elsewhere in the frame, and your focus and DOF are outstanding. Really beautiful work here - hopefully he didn't chase you off right after this shot. He looks like a pretty big guy from this, though that's probably deceiving...
Ecureuil (530) 2013-06-04 7:46
pose monopodique pour cet oiseau qui se prête bien au jeu du photographe, comme si il comprenait le rôle qu'il doit jouer. Une bonne utilisation d'une profondeur de champ réduite, un cadrage décentré parfait.
mcmtanyel (22216) 2013-06-06 13:27
Pek tatlıymış bu gri balıkçıl. Fakat opera divası olmak için biraz daha şişmanlaması gerekmez mi? Türkiyeye ne zaman dönüyorsunuz? Şimdiki korkum, bu huzursuzlukların Irandaki gibi sonuçlanacağı. Artık Fartullah Kahkaha yurda dönerse, gider Türkiye...
Allah hepimizi korusun,
mjw364 (850) 2013-06-11 9:40
Have you heard the one about the one legged bird with the big mouth?! Ha!
Reminds me of a few ex-girlfriends!
An amazing creature - fascinating shot!
ikeharel (70811) 2013-06-15 1:16
Your title Deniz, gave her grace.
Most fabulous how this big bird posed for you, mouth open and a view down her throat...
Good contrast with the tourquise sea, on a nice moment taken the advantage.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
CLODO (34096) 2013-06-19 5:46
Hi Deniz again
really decisive moment to catch this posture. The bird seem to be used to meet human person, you got it with a very usual focal lens!
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-07-09 17:13
oh my, how have i missed this one?!
what an expression, that's a lot of attitude ~ you have named this one well.
a charming shot in its simplicity, yet full of personality.
beautiful colors and framing.
each time i look at it, i laugh :)
thanks deniz ~
Waylim (25502) 2013-10-11 22:02
What a funny shot. Not much more to add, just enjoying it.
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (34279)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-15
- Categories: Humorous, Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 18-55 mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): CLODO's SELECTION XII [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-26 12:53
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