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"My Friendly Neighbourhood Heron"

By RonnieAG
Another shot of My Friendly Neighbourhood Heron at Maxwell Park pond yesterday, as captured in camera and cropped to square format only.

My thanks to all who took the trouble to comment on Now, Which One Should He Have?


Tags: Wildlife Glasgow Heron Wildlife and nature Maxwell Park pond

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ukgubbi 6 5 India
25 Apr 2013 1:59AM

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
25 Apr 2013 2:15AM
This is an amazing close up-- Superbly done in camera-- very impressed-- did not know you were a bird man!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
25 Apr 2013 2:18AM
I'm not, Jenn, but this bird is big enough for even me to see, and it allows me to approach within about 6 feet: anything smaller I'd not spot itWinkWink.
chensuriashi Plus
11 282 17 England
25 Apr 2013 3:01AM
Love these sharp shots !! Great shooting. Chen.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
25 Apr 2013 3:41AM
So sharp and so close, terrific image.
tonyguitar 6 65 37 Canada
25 Apr 2013 3:42AM
This heron is different to us in B.C. That pigtail seems not to be prominent in our blue herons. Like all herons, he is certainly very serious in his attitude. Pattern on the front is different, yet otherwise just like ours. TG
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
25 Apr 2013 3:46AM
An excellent close-up Ronnie. He must be very friendly to get so close. Super details......Sandy
This is an unusual image of a heron. Very strong.

Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
25 Apr 2013 4:17AM
Quite lovely Ronnie, and excellent with it.
We have "Spoonbills" in the brook near us but they are never near enough
for my small camera. They fly off at 20 foot so they are not to be tackled, I think.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
25 Apr 2013 4:31AM
Friendly you say Ronnie Smile Looks rather stern to me ! Excellent image !!
25 Apr 2013 4:45AM
lesarnott 8 11 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 5:51AM
Brilliant Ronnie Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
25 Apr 2013 6:09AM
You are so lucky to be able to get that close to him, Ronnie, a super capture of your friend. Carol
mossy 5 46 1 England
25 Apr 2013 6:49AM
Fine Heron portrait.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
25 Apr 2013 6:56AM
Brilliant close up,never seen one so close before.SmileSmileSmileSmile
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 6:58AM
Golly you are in close - even at six feet I would be wary! Great capture Ronnie. Smile

25 Apr 2013 6:59AM
Stunning close-up. Great exposure. Well captured.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 7:17AM
Probably the best Heron shot I have ever seen.
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 7:21AM
Love his expression and a super capture Ronnie.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 7:28AM
He looks like he knows all about life.
A really wonderful capture
25 Apr 2013 7:34AM
Super close up Ronnie,
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 7:46AM
I would still manage to get the back of its head - well captured RonnieSmile
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
25 Apr 2013 7:48AM
One of these lovely birds downed one of our one gulp............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 8:27AM
There is close and then there is in your face....

A superb capture Ronnie, sharp as a Witches tongue and just as beautiful...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 8:31AM
A cracking image, Ronnie with sparkling detail.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 8:36AM
pin sharp detail ronnie wonderful textures and colours a stunner top shot Wink
This is superb !!!! Every inch of the way is outstanding Ronnie.GrinGrin

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
25 Apr 2013 8:49AM
My first thought was a bird with attitude, well taken and a good crop. - gary
25 Apr 2013 9:13AM
This is an amazing image, Ronnie!
Simply excellent!

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 9:33AM
Superb shot Ronnie, fantastic detail and clarity

Excellent eye contact Ronnie good detail and clarity with a lovely pose .
adrian_w Plus
10 3.7k 4 England
25 Apr 2013 9:39AM
Quite scary when I first opened up the pic. All I saw was the eye & the beak.
Great that you could get close enough to it to get such a good bird portrait, (and it's not on a stick!)
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
25 Apr 2013 9:43AM
Beautifully sharp, Ronnie, and the eye stands out so well. The 'over-the-shoulder' pose fits this format perfectly. My only suggestion might be to crop the top so there is the same space from the head to the top as there is to the side (that might be just one of my idiosyncrasies but I find it gives a better balance in many situations).

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
25 Apr 2013 10:28AM
Love it Ronnie perfect in every respect.


luckybry 8 3 Scotland
25 Apr 2013 10:37AM
brilliant image Ronnie
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
25 Apr 2013 10:38AM
Excellent lighting and detail
25 Apr 2013 11:17AM
a bit of Scottish grumpiness in the eye here Ronnie like the crop fine detail captured good close up

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
25 Apr 2013 11:23AM
Detailed portrait Ronnie.
25 Apr 2013 11:55AM
He certainly is friendly for a Heron, he's been preening judging by the littl e bit of down on his beak.

phil_j 12 134 4 England
25 Apr 2013 11:55AM
Superb detail Ronnie, wonderull portrait.
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 12:09PM
Cracking shot
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 12:39PM
Looks great to me Ronnie, you have captured the wonderful eccentricity of the bird

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
25 Apr 2013 1:12PM
An outstanding Portrait Ronnie. Extremely sharp.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 1:41PM

Quote:Friendly you say Ronnie Smile Looks rather stern to me ! Excellent image !!

Looks like he has his eye on your Nikon to meTongue
Great capture RonnieGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 2:07PM
A super image Ronnie, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

xwang 9 56 8
25 Apr 2013 3:55PM
Excellent shot, beautiful color and superb clarity.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
25 Apr 2013 4:06PM
What a super close-up capture of your heron friend, Ronnie Smile I think he - and you - deserve my UA here...Wink
Trev Smile
25 Apr 2013 5:21PM
Wow...what an awesome shot Ronnie, wonderful detail and colour Smile
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 5:25PM
A stunning close up & congrats on your UAs.
(And thanks for your kind comments on my woof)
tonyguitar 6 65 37 Canada
25 Apr 2013 5:27PM
Little known safety advice from our local wildfowl recue team. Any approach to an injured or cornered heron or crane is very dangerous. As you know their spearing accuracy is 100% so beware that beak. They will aim for the eye in self defense. Beautiful portrait image. TG
25 Apr 2013 6:22PM
A wonderful close up of this awesome Bird Ronnie.

John Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
25 Apr 2013 8:04PM
A great portrait

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 8:10PM
Truly excellent!
25 Apr 2013 10:37PM
Simply superb, Ronnie. Excellent composition and stunning detail.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 11:35PM
Fantastic image Ronnie - so close and I've never noticed the 'pigtail' before in Herons!
Beautiful coloured markings too.
YorkshireSam 8 110 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 3:29AM
Exceptionally detailed Ronnie, a real corker of a shot .
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
26 Apr 2013 11:08AM
a brilliant character portrait.. well done
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
26 Apr 2013 12:42PM
Wonderfully detailed image Ronnie - a well worn beak.!!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2024 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 5:25PM
You are so lucky to have such a friendly heron, Ronnie, and have taken good advantage of it here, capturing a beautifully sharp head shot with a nice subtle background.
27 Apr 2013 9:18AM
Fine bird portrait Ronnie. A
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Apr 2013 6:02PM
A terrific detailed portrait Ronnie, he doesn't look too friendly judging by the look in his eye, but I guess he must be to let you get so close! The herons over here are generally quite wary and fly off if you get too close with the exception of the one I sometimes see at Riverside Park in Gloucester
silverfoxey 9 17 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2013 4:17PM
Excellent captured Heron Ronnie. Sharp Image! James Wink

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