Seeing this lovely bird from a very close range - I could not resist the temptation and show yet another picture of this species.
Not afraid of man and dog... a 2m distance she consider a safe enough for her...
RAW converted into JPEG.
Location: 32.0995, 34.799
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Miguel82 (24727) 2012-05-20 4:26
A magnific close up on this heron species
Excellent sharp picture and fine colors
Good light and pov
Have a nice day
serp2000 (40652) 2012-05-20 4:30
Good capture of this careful bird. Just a portrait. Perfect sharpness on the FG. An interesting note, good experience. TFS!
sacimar (25975) 2012-05-20 4:33
good image of this bird, it's a nice nature image with excellent details, I like it, the water background is perfect,
jhm (140629) 2012-05-20 4:38
A splendid bird, taken with a very good sharpness and clarity.
One advice friend Ike, placed the bird to the leftside that before the beak more space comes
Splendid composition, excellent captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
mirosu (14984) 2012-05-20 4:44
Hi Ike, you are presenting an excellent Heron photo. Sharp and crisp clear image. Perfect light and very nice BG. Very well done.
pierrefonds (57973) 2012-05-20 5:31
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the Night Heron. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-05-20 7:51
A fantastic image of this bird with sharpness and colors. Nice blurred background and good management of light.
Cricri (108059) 2012-05-20 10:33
Belle prise de ce grand oiseau, une netteté et des couleurs impeccable sous des reflets flou dans l'eau, belle image aussi sur le lien
cornejo (32746) 2012-05-20 11:31
Hello friend Ike, great shot of this lovely bird. Very well made, with great clarity, good light and color. A lovely job very well done, congratulations. Tfs.
Good night and happy start to the week.
Best regards and best wishes.
Silvio1953 (124653) 2012-05-20 13:02
Ciao Ike, great capture of lovely heron in nice pose, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
edge (6719) 2012-05-20 19:14
Hello Ike, Good looking bird here. I am sure he or she is waiting for a wayward fish to swim by and then they will be a quick action and the fish will be in the heron's beak. We have several lakes here where we live and there are many different varieties of herons here. Many leave in the spring and fly north, only to return in the autumn. Nice presentation. Regards Roger
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-05-20 19:45
Wow !!! what a beautiful capture of this bird, impressively beautiful. Colors, perfect sharpness, contrast, fantastic light, perfect POV and DOF as well. This bird is amazingly beautiful. Stunning work. Perfectly well done. Like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
emka (80912) 2012-05-20 23:28
Hi Ike, Wonderful bird, and not afraid of you. Excellent nature shot. Nice background,.
jemaflor (86086) 2012-05-21 5:02
Bravo ! great shot,perfect focus and sharpness, well managed, interesting effect with this bg, tfs.
danos (87923) 2012-05-21 7:40
nice the 'prtrait' of the night heron,with the excellent close up to brings out the details of it. I like the light and the colour management with the details to are well cptured.
Have agood afternoon,Danos
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-05-21 10:05
The perfection of nature is reflected in this beautiful bird. So calm and wonderful can be this bird.
Excellent photo my friend Ike,
Have a nice evening,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-05-21 13:15
The bird was photographed with excellent sharpness. Blurring the background is particularly well enhanced. The light is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Royaldevon (30783) 2012-05-21 13:48
I love to capture photographs of birds - not so easy most of the time!
This is a fine shot of the night heron which, surprisingly, has little similarity to the herons we have in England. I like your use of the narrow dof, which places the bird sharply against the oof reflections in the water.
My warm regards,
annjackman (20133) 2012-05-21 23:39
Well captured. You got very good sharpness particularly in the eye which I think is important in wildlife photography. A fine specimen beautifully shown against a blurred BG - super image.
delpeoples (53417) 2012-05-22 4:02
Hello dear Ike
I see like John(tyro) you are making friends with the animals today :) A lovely "portrait" with excellent depth of field and luminosity. Tthe water is lovely and I love the details, even the little yellow flowers in the foreground are pinsharp.
PS: lucky you travelling to Italy again, I think you must have been Italian in a past life :) Enjoy your time there. I am trying to travel to Italy in September, but it depends on the health of my father, who is not well at the moment. We will see...
raszid62 (18583) 2012-05-22 9:43
Amazing nature photography of beautiful black - white bird. Super sharpness and beautifully planned depth of field.
צהריים טובים. הטבע צילום מדהים של שחור יפה - ציפור לבנה. סופר חדות ועומק מתוכננת להפליא של השדה. שלך.
lousat (78445) 2012-05-22 9:55
Hi Ike,this is maybe one of the best birds pics in your gallery,as i know you like a lot to taoke birds pics and this is really perfect,fine details and colors and a magnificent background made by the water too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
PecoBud (3824) 2012-05-22 10:54
Beautifully captured and with superb clarity. Fine details and excellent color and light management. This bird doesn't seem to have a problem with you taking his picture, and neither do I. Great job Ike!!
TFS......Your Friend from California.......Buddy
pajaran (53000) 2012-05-22 13:37
Lepa ptica ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, moje cestitke na dobrom snimku.
Beautiful bird ...
A good moment shot, sharpness, contrast and display beautiful colors.
Good lyrics and composition, my congratulations on a good shot.
All the best.
clic (15308) 2012-05-22 15:58
A high-quality "official portrait" of bird wearing the ceremonial regalia.
You chose the perfect backdrop in studio so we can concentrate easily on the graceful carriage of its body and I see you gave it a lovely bouquet as a reward for its steady pose!
Well done Mr Harel!
bukitgolfb301 (36488) 2012-05-22 17:40
Hi dear Ike, how are you?
A Wonderful nature shot!
So sharp and clear image, shallow exposure works very well. Thanks for your sharng and have a good day!
Best regrads, Takero from Sunny Tokyo
maloutim (9637) 2012-05-23 1:04
Hi Ike, This is an even better photo of the night heron, really neat and sharp against the blurred background.
I like the composition with the river bank scattered with dead leaves, contrasting with the colourful reflections in the river , adorned with the faded dandelion.
Amazing how a very ordinary weed can look elegant !
Nicou (124229) 2012-05-23 7:31
fantastique captage de cet bel oiseau sueprbe et ce cond avec les relfet le tons doux et les belle couleurs splendie compo et iamge.
bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (29027) 2012-05-23 8:47
It must be a day for "herons!" Awesome capture and so close. Good pov and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors with good saturation. Very well done, tfs.
adramad (38874) 2012-05-23 13:11
That preciousness of bird ..... its clarity is fabulous and allows recreation in its contemplation, the abstract background reflections in the water, make your image is more highlighted.
Perfect brightness, sharpness and color is fantastic smooth.
Have a good night.
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-05-30 10:24
Ola Ike ,
Linda esta macro a este pássaro , os detalhes e cores estão magníficos , ele tem uma linda passagem de tons de cinza , bons reflexos de fundo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jmdias (56625) 2012-05-31 7:22
excellent view of this beautiful bird. I liked the excellent sharpness of your image. nice use of the water how a background. perfect job.
Kielia (23777) 2012-06-01 3:26
this is a beautiful portrait of the heron. The light is very nice and the sharpness is excellent. It seems as if the bird is watching you very carefully. My compliments!
mkamionka (30903) 2012-06-05 0:41
very nice portrait of this interesting bird. I have recently tried to photograph some bird but they are moving so fast and are quite often shy of people.
I think I have never seen this one. Great sharpness and captured against a nice natural background.
papagolf21 (86988) 2012-06-28 3:24
Très belle présentation de cet oiseau peu farouche a priori.
J'aime beaucoup la posture prise par l'oiseau.
Une image de grande qualité.
ourania (32825) 2012-08-12 2:45
this is a lovely model, patient and cooperative, a real professional. You fave "styled" the photo in a delightful and elegant way with the heron standing on a diagonal against a superb colourful, interesting and lustrous backdrop. The wild flowers at the corner of the frame are a great addition. I love the sharpness of the heron against the blurry reflections, also the textures and natural colours. Lighting is excellent. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Yes, you can use "kalimera" both as a meeting and parting salutation. How do we say "goodmorning" and "hello" in Hebrew?
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2013-02-25 22:22
Ike, I really like your pictures from nature,with such great detail and sharpness. Amazing close up every time to capture the best out of a lovely bird!
fabbs99 (16739) 2013-07-25 21:23
Great close up shot of the Night-Heron.Perfect shot with excellent exposure.Fine details, good light and clarity.Congratulations. Have a nice day .
Indrasish (2873) 2013-07-27 6:53
Great shot of this cute bird.. You took this shot like a professional.. Superb image quality too.. very well done.. First time i see this species.. Like the reflections of the trees in the water.. And thanks for your informative note..
Good evening and wish you all the best..
NorthernLight (2313) 2013-11-21 3:26
very nicely captured! Crisp sharp with natural colors.
A successful image. Great!
All the best
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (58921)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-20 3:56