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The Grey Heron (ardea cinerea)
Went to Bushy Park to get some shots of the annual rut. Found it all rather quiet that day so, as is often the way, it was a case of having a look at anything else that was around. Came across this resident and rather nice Heron.
I hope you will enjoy looking-- although he has already appeared on the site.
Most grateful thanks to all who had time enough to vote/comment on the previous post-- the GSW.


Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D4 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Oct 2013 - 7:43 AM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.7
Aperture:f/6.7
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Grey Heron
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:22 Oct 2013 - 11:59 AM
Tags:Heron, Maiwand., Nature, Water, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:74
Voters:NaturesHaven · sparrowhawk · alligatorpants · CarolG · Alan_Baseley · Badgerfred · User_Removed · RobertTurley · Glyn1 · PattiW · Suzicoo · Hermanus · Trev_B · trevaze · jennialexander · ValSaxby · franken · Fefe · DerekL · M_squared · johnlw · taggart · Derek_Fearn · Lillian · FeatherFriend · GeorgePlatis · rayme330 · Greyheron · fentiger · Brian65 · JuBarney · cabbie · Bzox · Paintman · ValeryAst · andylea · DonMc · MD2009 · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · EileenH · craggwildlifephotography · marktc · Holmewood · jovanovic · bricurtis · capto · PaulLiley · cheesey · jaktis · dven · Joline · leontari · brian17302 · Glostopcat · barbarahirst · jasonrwl · Mike_Smith · Jenny-D · goso · robway · Oleg_Lobzin · briantjjones · Jodyw17 · pamelajean · DicksPics · Philip_P · Ayoob · rogerfry · UrbaneMagick · accipiter · annettep38 · NeilWigan · Philip_H · maratsuikka ·
Views:222
Unique Views:90

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 12:04 PM

great shot ! hope you get you intended quarry soon ie the deer rut

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CarolG
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22 Oct 2013 - 12:09 PM

An excellent capture and presentation, Ron. Carol

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Alan_Baseley
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22 Oct 2013 - 12:11 PM

Terrific shot Ron,
Alan

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Badgerfred
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22 Oct 2013 - 12:15 PM

A beauty Ron,
Fred.

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Glyn1
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22 Oct 2013 - 12:32 PM

cracking shot Ron, lovely detail.

Glyn

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PattiW
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22 Oct 2013 - 12:48 PM

Stunning capture of this lovely avian in its natural habitat! PattiSmileSmileSmile

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Trev_B
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22 Oct 2013 - 1:22 PM

Super light and detail Ron.

Trev

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trevaze
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22 Oct 2013 - 1:25 PM

Nice sharp feather details. love Herons But not in my garden.

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franken
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22 Oct 2013 - 2:02 PM

Excellent work Ron.

Ken

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DerekL
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22 Oct 2013 - 2:13 PM

Such a sleek looking bird, well captured Ron.

Derek

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M_squared
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22 Oct 2013 - 2:16 PM

Nice one!

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johnlw
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22 Oct 2013 - 2:23 PM

Lovely captureSmile There's a lake were I live and I've seen these a number of times but even with a 300mm lens I couldn't get anywhere near them.

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taggart
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22 Oct 2013 - 2:25 PM

Deep in his work, A GREAT image of the heron in his environment!

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Lillian
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22 Oct 2013 - 3:01 PM

How on earth would he find his food in that mixture Ron?
A great shot and good clarity
Lillian

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FeatherFriend
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22 Oct 2013 - 3:08 PM

Great detail Ron with that lens combination Ron, lovely shot,
Geoff.

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Maiwand
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22 Oct 2013 - 3:19 PM

Most grateful everyone.
Ron

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GeorgePlatis
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22 Oct 2013 - 3:50 PM

Wonderful capture, Ron!
George

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rayme330
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22 Oct 2013 - 4:41 PM

Superbly captured and presented Ron, with excellent colouring.

Ray

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Greyheron
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22 Oct 2013 - 4:53 PM

That water looks cold Ron ... glad he didn't go any deeper Wink

Superb image of the GH in his natural environment Grin

Mike

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fentiger
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22 Oct 2013 - 4:56 PM

Never seen a Grey Heron in that deep ~ a very fine well composed capture.

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Brian65
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22 Oct 2013 - 4:58 PM

Fantastic detailed shot Ron.
Brian

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JuBarney
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22 Oct 2013 - 5:02 PM

A super shot
Ju

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ValeryAst
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22 Oct 2013 - 6:48 PM

This is a very good shot, Ron, and it does not matter how much and when the photos of this bird were appearing here ... It's a pleasure to look at the works of a man who loves what he does!Smile
Regards Valery

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22 Oct 2013 - 6:49 PM

Beautifully taken and presented Ron!
Regards Don

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22 Oct 2013 - 6:58 PM

Well shot well presented and true colour ...

Mark ..

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22 Oct 2013 - 7:00 PM

Excellent!
JNC

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EileenH
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22 Oct 2013 - 7:12 PM

Great captureSmile

Eileen

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22 Oct 2013 - 8:24 PM

Lovely shot Ron. Cathy

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22 Oct 2013 - 9:16 PM

Super shot Ron - I like the side light on the Heron.
Brian.

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22 Oct 2013 - 10:01 PM

Spot on focus, lovely sharp detail.Smile

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22 Oct 2013 - 10:48 PM

Great image. paul

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23 Oct 2013 - 5:34 AM

Great to have long legs

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23 Oct 2013 - 12:19 PM

A fine capture, so the day wasn't wasted at all.

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leontari
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23 Oct 2013 - 6:00 PM

An excellently captured image Ron!
Effrossini

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brian17302
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23 Oct 2013 - 6:30 PM

Super detaied imageGrin

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23 Oct 2013 - 6:38 PM

A corker of a shot Ron, the feather details are fabulous.

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24 Oct 2013 - 6:53 AM

Superb shot Ron - well done
jason

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25 Oct 2013 - 6:00 PM

Cracking Heron shot Ron, he is in quite deep water it seems

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Oleg_Lobzin
27 Oct 2013 - 9:54 AM

A delightful shot. Astounding!
Regards, Oleg.

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briantjjones
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27 Oct 2013 - 5:51 PM

Ron a real stunner and love the look of concentration. Smile

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27 Oct 2013 - 11:15 PM

A little out of his depth here, Ron!
Super image.

Richard

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28 Oct 2013 - 9:17 AM

Thanks very much everyone.
Ron

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29 Oct 2013 - 11:32 AM

Lovely detailed image , captured...Grin

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