The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the Striated Heron (Butorides striata), and together they were called "Green-backed Heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies (no matter which taxonomic arrangement is preferred) are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii. (From Wikipedia)
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dta (71407) 2012-09-25 6:47
Hello Eleu ,
A very fine picture of nature . Quite minimalistic , well framed , and of course , with superb reflections .
Sonata11 (33697) 2012-09-25 7:25
Wjta a fantastic captured thid bird standing on a rock and perfect reflection. Perfectly well done this photo. Magnificent work. Thanks for sharing and have a great day,
sacavem (18614) 2012-09-25 7:42
A simple and beautiful photo with a pleasing composition. Good sharpness and natural colours.
CLODO (32170) 2012-09-25 9:29
Well spotted Eleu,
and the low sun gives golden hues, contrasting with the ovearll blue hue. Almost perfect reflection in the still water.
rychem (28037) 2012-09-25 11:11
I have never seen such an interesting green heron, perfect shot with fantastic composition, great reflections, compliments
leo61 (0) 2012-09-25 11:33
Excellent Composition with these three stones and the heron,
Seems that you had some dust at your sensor.
dale54 (6707) 2012-09-25 11:45
wonderfull composition,hi eleu.great note for us,man this is nice,love that reflection! have a great day! dr
siudzi (34141) 2012-09-25 13:26
What a creative presentation of this unique moment. Very well done. Perfectly seen and composed. A top class image.
ikeharel (62925) 2012-09-26 3:04
Fabulous picture Eleu.
Light and colors are majestic, reflection was super, and the bird show her best profile... lovely taken.
ourania (36366) 2012-09-26 13:04
this is a very beautiful, artistic and elegant image that captivates with its simplicity and exquisite use of space, colours and light. I like very much how you are offering us this lovely natural scene as well as the incentive to imagine the larger scenery and story. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
kabel (1902) 2012-09-26 19:16
Hello Elau, excellent composition that really shows the bird in its' most beautiful form. Wonderful reflection of the green heron in the clear blue water.this looks so artistic and is something new for you.
danos (90317) 2012-09-27 1:42
great the view as the presentation of the snapshot with the reflection on the calmly surface of the water to be the eye catcher of the image.
I like the excellent contrast of the colours as the light management of the scene.
marabu61 (9501) 2012-09-27 13:42
Wow, that is a great shot. Perfect framing and composition with the bird in the left upper third of the frame and the stones builing a diagonal line. Sure enough the perfect reflection and the clear and crisp colors help as well.
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-10-01 12:18
so plane and so plaine! it is marvelous.
adores (40960) 2012-10-24 14:33
I see you keep showing some birds! Good shot, with a perfect light and a very good composition with the bird, the three stones and the perfect reflection on the calm water.