"Ardea herodias" is a wading bird in the heron family
Ardeidae, common over most of North and Central America as well as the West Indies and the Galapagos Islands.
It's the largest North American heron, with a head-to-tail length of 91-137 cm.
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devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-05-02 13:46
tu as eu le bon clic au bon moment !
tres joli portrait de ce volatile . Belle lumière qui contraste avec l'environnement
denisn72 (8300) 2008-05-02 18:34
Tu as su bien capté de héron bleu qui a l'air bien calme. Très bonnes couleurs et bonne vue de profil. Les détails sont excellents. Bravo!
AROBN54 (11475) 2008-05-02 21:02
this is one of the finest shots of a heron I have seen here. I love bird photos and this one is superb! Marvelous light and contrast, excellent composition, crystal clarity. I am astonished by the detail and I particularly like the way the bird and grasses are tall and the lily pads lay flat on the water. This is wonderful! Merci beaucoup and kindest wishes.
Loic_bzh (7646) 2008-05-06 2:29
très belle photo de ce héron qui ne semble pas inquiété plus que ça par ta présence...
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-05-12 17:13
Hello Robert. I came to your wonderful gallery through your words on Pablo and TE. This blue heron is captured well close to the pond with water lily. Stunning perch in well exposed plumage which could be a very good TN post too. I like your work here as well as in TL and keep shooting and sharing. Best regards. Jusni
maloutim (9639) 2008-05-14 22:23
J'aime la clarté du héron qui le fait bien ressortir sur l'arrière-plan plus sombre.
Les lignes sont nettes et les nénuphars et les roseaux donnent à l'oiseau un encadrement bien agréable.
Hellas (7003) 2008-05-21 7:13
you were so close to the bird! A very sharp and clear image, indeed! The shady surface of the water helps the focusing on the bird itself! Tfs and regards,
pablominto (53746) 2008-05-25 0:37
The fine light really makes the majestic bird stand out!
The expression of the heron is well captured, for some reason I think they look so cunning...
Great details in the plumage and a well balanced composition!
saylan-cb (12738) 2008-05-28 6:21
Very nice image!Great colours and very good light,well done.
jmcl (14535) 2008-05-29 13:47
I love how the colors contrast and work together here .. he is so wonderfully set off against the greens .. wonderful crisp focus .. classic pose .. one of my favorite birds .. wonderful image. take care, John
gunbud (34066) 2008-06-07 18:47
Beautiful capture of this majestic fishing bird. The details are incredible with excellent sharpness and a lovely local of reeds and lilly pads. The colors are exceptionally clear to this lovely nature image. They come to my area in early summer but are very hard to photograph while they are nesting. In the fall they are much more approachable.
Angshu (56760) 2008-06-12 0:35
Since I don't access TN much, I wished that you post the pictures here as well. An excellent sharp & clear shot of the heron, well framed, off-centre, with the floating leaves in the left adding interest as well. Look fwd. for more posts from your camping trip
izmirli (3989) 2008-06-13 6:56
bonjour my friend roberto
excellent interesting bird.wonderful colours and composition.well done.
jvachon (548) 2008-06-16 11:23
My word, what a capture!classic pose, well set off by the reeds and the lily pads.
This is a the real deal- wonderful details and lighting on the feathers.
Another good one, Robert!
kadirim (879) 2008-07-04 6:59
Wonderful lovely bird.Excellent colours and composition.Well done.
danos (101794) 2011-06-15 1:34
excellent presentation of the sitting blue heron on the rock in the pond.I like the whole environment as the rich greenery that surround it.The details and the light management is great.
ikeharel (76145) 2013-01-16 8:07
When first opened this thumbernail, I saw how well was your light management, as the Blue-Heron stand in good contrast to the green and grey environment.
An exquisite image, perfect with the details(as always), and a beautiful pose by the bird.
- Copyright: Robert Deschenes (clic) (17927)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700, B+W Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/6.2, 1/362 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-05-02 13:31