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Thank you all so very much for all your great comments and votes following yesterdays upload of the 'Dancing in the Daisies'. Todays upload was captured in a local Park several weeks ago. It was certainly a great surprise to be able to photograph this charmer from such close proximity. He or She was very low down in the reed bed so a full body shot was somewhat impossible.

I hope that you all have a great day, for me it will be a day of chilling, I may pop out with my Support Worker for a spot of lunch to celebrate my 50th Birthday...

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:Sigma150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Jul 2013 - 2:11 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Refrained from Heron around...
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:16 Jul 2013 - 7:04 AM
Tags:Close-up, Heron, Reed Bead, Wildlife / nature
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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:07 AM

love the comp Nathan brilliant detail and tones a belter nice one Wink
andy

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Caziwinkles
16 Jul 2013 - 7:07 AM

Looks like a game of hide and seek! Great capture! Smile

Carol

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Jul 2013 - 7:10 AM

It looks good in its natural habitat !! A lovely capture Nathan Smile

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:20 AM

A cracking image, so sharp and love the way just the heard is framed by the reeds just popping out. Also very very alert think you were lucky to have been that close Nathan

Have a great day aLso

Bob

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 - 7:31 AM

Well captured. Great DoF.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:33 AM

Happy Birthday Nathan and enjoy your lunch. A super image and very well captured.

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LynneJoyce
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16 Jul 2013 - 7:33 AM

Nice focus on the eye, it's an avian candid shot.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:33 AM

Now I know who Carol has dedicated today's image to. Great wildlife capture here Nathan.

Oh! BTW many happy returns of the day have a great one!

Albert

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104025 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:36 AM

Fabulous catch.....fish for lunch? WinkGrinGrin

Have a great day GrinGrinGrin

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:40 AM

Many happy returns Nathan! It promises to be a good day, so I hope you enjoy it. SmileSmileSmile
Ann

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franken
franken e2 Member 123144 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:49 AM

Very nice Nathan.

A happy birthday to you.

Ken

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:01 AM

Well spotted and captured. Not easy.
And have a very happy birthday Nathan. SmileSmileSmile

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:04 AM

Nice Heron shot Smile

Rod

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 - 8:11 AM

GrinGrinGrinGrin Great image Nathan, and I am still giggling with this clever title! GrinGrinGrin
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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:14 AM

Fantastic sharp eye detail - Happy BirthdaySmile
Carole

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Philpot
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16 Jul 2013 - 8:16 AM

Great capture Nathan. Hope you have a great meal and have a good birthday too.. Phil

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
16 Jul 2013 - 8:18 AM

Well spotted Nathan, a fine capture, Happy Birthday,
Best Wishes,
Fred.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:19 AM

Very well spotted and captured Nathan - Have a lovely day!!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:33 AM

Good head shot of this one hiding in the reed bed, Nathan: we have one in our Maxwell Park that allows an approach to within 6 feet and I have managed a head shot at 170mm.
Ronnie.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 9:02 AM

Happy 50th Birthday, Nathan!Grin
A great image of this 'often quick to disappear at the crucial moment' heron!
Enjoy your day,
Regards,
Richard

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 9:08 AM

Have a great birthday today Nathan, a great image of the Heron,Smile


Cliff

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 9:11 AM

Super image Nathan, fantastic detail, well spotted and captured, Happy birthday my friend, have a great day

Hugh

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 9:27 AM

Happy birthday, Nathan! A cracking image, so sharp among the blur of green tangle.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
16 Jul 2013 - 9:28 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!GrinGrinGrin Good image to celebrate with!

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GillyB
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16 Jul 2013 - 10:14 AM

Many happy returns Nathan, have a lovely birthday!

gill

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Lynniesefforts
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16 Jul 2013 - 10:41 AM

♫ ♫ ♫ Big Happy Birthday Nathan ♫ ♫ ♫ I hope you had a wonderful " YOU " day !!GrinGrin

and great image for today GrinGrin

all the best

Lynette GrinGrin

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 11:10 AM

a well focused shot as for your birthday you are still only a pup but have a good one mind the candles.



billy

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 12:08 PM

Brilliant natural wildlife capture Nathan, great detailed work and a wonderful stealthy close up. Happy Birthday Nathan make it a good one GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Gary

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 12:29 PM

I like its pointy sharp beak here Nathan.
A fine shot.
And enjoy your 50th !!
Mick.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 12:55 PM

Well picked out, Nathan, have a great day - I'm sure you will.

Dave

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richmowil
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16 Jul 2013 - 2:23 PM

Great eye contact with the Heron. The image benefits from the central positioning of the Eye within the frame!!! Nice game of hide and seek you polayed but it was worth it as it resulted in this fine image!! Nathan have a great day on your 50th!! Bill

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taggart
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16 Jul 2013 - 2:55 PM

Happy Birthday Nathan---

the eye makes this image-- Wonderful crop!

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 3:09 PM

HAPPY 50TH!! GrinGrin

Now this is an excellent close-up portrait shot of a heron, Nathan. What superbly crisp focus.

Andrew

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 3:14 PM

A belter, Nathan, and I hope you have been enjoying your day SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol

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kuvailija
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16 Jul 2013 - 3:30 PM

Excellent spotting Nathan! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ----- Jukka.

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 3:46 PM

Happy 50th Nathan, brilliant title, i hope you have an enjoyable day, you so deserve it, don't eat too much birthday cake WinkWink

Ali

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 3:57 PM

♫Happy Birthday To You!♫ Hope you're having a good one, and basking in this wonderful sunshine - just like this heron! Wink
Take care,
Trev Smile

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ColleenA
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16 Jul 2013 - 5:15 PM

What a superb capture Nathan.....and welcome to the 50's... Happy birthdayGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Mike_Smith
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16 Jul 2013 - 5:16 PM

Hi Nathan, cracking close up which i really like, we get to see close up that amazing beak they have

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:29 PM

Well spotted and excellently taken...

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JawDborn
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16 Jul 2013 - 5:35 PM

Well taken,Nathan. And many happy returns, youngster.Smile

Jack

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
16 Jul 2013 - 5:42 PM

Maybe she just had eaten a lot and felt that she was to be alone, for a short time ... Wink I, for one, have nowhere seen toilets for the herons!SmileLol

Happy birthday, Nathan!!!!!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Regards Valery

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16 Jul 2013 - 5:49 PM

Happy Birthday, hope you had a good one so farSmile nicely captured heron with a great eye - he was well hidden full credit Nathan you nailed him despite the reeds

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16 Jul 2013 - 6:35 PM

Love the heron shot.
Happy birthday, hope you enjoyed your day.

Myra

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16 Jul 2013 - 6:59 PM

Oh Nathan, a VERY happy Birthday to you, and 50 ? goodness me, I left that behind nearly 15 Years agoSad
Smashing Heron shot by the way, and I like it even more coz I live in Heron Way Smile

John Smile

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Irishkate
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16 Jul 2013 - 9:43 PM

A very different take on the Heron - excellent close up!
So you're the mysterious birthday boy Carol didn't name.
A very Happy Birthday Nathan - hope it's a great day.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 5:16 AM

All the best for your 50th. A great opportunist shot. paul

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leontari
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17 Jul 2013 - 7:37 AM

Brilliant composition and capture Nathan.
Effrossini

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Franko59
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17 Jul 2013 - 8:03 PM

Great capture and a belated happy birthdaySmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile,, regards Ian

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18 Jul 2013 - 10:55 PM

A superb capture.Happy Birthday.
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Glostopcat
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28 Jul 2013 - 3:34 PM

A fine shot of the heron Nathan, I like the beady eye. Congratulations on reaching the half century

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