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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?

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:150mm.
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:+0.3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No
White Balance:Auto.
Title:"My Friendly Neighbourhood Heron"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:25 Apr 2013 - 1:43 AM
Tags:Glasgow., Heron, Maxwell Park pond, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:263
Unique Views:87

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi Plus Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
25 Apr 2013 - 1:59 AM

NICE SHOT, GOOD DETAILS

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2013 - 2:15 AM

This is an amazing close up-- Superbly done in camera-- very impressed-- did not know you were a bird man!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2013 - 2:18 AM

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.
Ronnie.

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25 Apr 2013 - 3:01 AM

Love these sharp shots !! Great shooting. Chen.

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nonur
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25 Apr 2013 - 3:41 AM

So sharp and so close, terrific image.

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tonyguitar
25 Apr 2013 - 3:42 AM

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

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Daisymaye
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25 Apr 2013 - 3:46 AM

An excellent close-up Ronnie. He must be very friendly to get so close. Super details......Sandy

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handlerstudio
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25 Apr 2013 - 4:02 AM

This is an unusual image of a heron. Very strong.

Peter

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Jocelia
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25 Apr 2013 - 4:17 AM

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.
...Grin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
25 Apr 2013 - 4:31 AM

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

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prabhusinha
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25 Apr 2013 - 4:45 AM

Great.

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lesarnott
lesarnott  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2013 - 5:51 AM

Brilliant Ronnie Smile

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2013 - 6:09 AM

You are so lucky to be able to get that close to him, Ronnie, a super capture of your friend. Carol

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mossy
mossy  246 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2013 - 6:49 AM

Fine Heron portrait.

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netta1234
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25 Apr 2013 - 6:56 AM

Brilliant close up,never seen one so close before.SmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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Caziwinkles
25 Apr 2013 - 6:58 AM

Golly you are in close - even at six feet I would be wary! Great capture Ronnie. Smile

Carol

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M_squared
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25 Apr 2013 - 6:59 AM

Stunning close-up. Great exposure. Well captured.

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LynneJoyce
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25 Apr 2013 - 7:17 AM

Probably the best Heron shot I have ever seen.

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SUE118
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25 Apr 2013 - 7:21 AM

Love his expression and a super capture Ronnie.

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barbarahirst
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25 Apr 2013 - 7:28 AM

He looks like he knows all about life.
A really wonderful capture

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Badgerfred
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25 Apr 2013 - 7:34 AM

Super close up Ronnie,
Fred.

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CaroleS
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25 Apr 2013 - 7:46 AM

I would still manage to get the back of its head - well captured RonnieSmile

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NaturesHaven
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25 Apr 2013 - 7:48 AM

One of these lovely birds downed one of our Shubunkins..................in one gulp............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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NDODS
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25 Apr 2013 - 8:27 AM

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

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rayme330
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25 Apr 2013 - 8:31 AM

A cracking image, Ronnie with sparkling detail.

Ray

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andylea
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25 Apr 2013 - 8:36 AM

pin sharp detail ronnie wonderful textures and colours a stunner top shot Wink
andy

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mashwood10
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25 Apr 2013 - 8:48 AM

This is superb !!!! Every inch of the way is outstanding Ronnie.GrinGrin

Pam

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gary_d
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25 Apr 2013 - 8:49 AM

My first thought was a bird with attitude, well taken and a good crop. - gary

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25 Apr 2013 - 9:13 AM

This is an amazing image, Ronnie!
Simply excellent!

Richard

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morpheus1955
25 Apr 2013 - 9:33 AM

Superb shot Ronnie, fantastic detail and clarity

Hugh

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JohnChambersPhotography

Excellent eye contact Ronnie good detail and clarity with a lovely pose .

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adrian_w
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25 Apr 2013 - 9:39 AM

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!)

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WhiteRose1
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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).

Dave

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achieverswales
25 Apr 2013 - 10:28 AM

Love it Ronnie perfect in every respect.

Regards

Trev.

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luckybry
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25 Apr 2013 - 10:37 AM

brilliant image Ronnie

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lonely_oryx
25 Apr 2013 - 10:38 AM

Excellent lighting and detail

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digital_boi
25 Apr 2013 - 11:17 AM

a bit of Scottish grumpiness in the eye here Ronnie like the crop fine detail captured good close up

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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rontear
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25 Apr 2013 - 11:23 AM

Detailed portrait Ronnie.
Ron.

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Scottishlandscapes
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25 Apr 2013 - 11:55 AM

He certainly is friendly for a Heron, he's been preening judging by the littl e bit of down on his beak.

Dougie

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phil_j
phil_j  9133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2013 - 11:55 AM

Superb detail Ronnie, wonderull portrait.

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boov
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25 Apr 2013 - 12:09 PM

Cracking shot

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johnjo58
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25 Apr 2013 - 12:39 PM

Looks great to me Ronnie, you have captured the wonderful eccentricity of the bird

David

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danbrann
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25 Apr 2013 - 1:12 PM

An outstanding Portrait Ronnie. Extremely sharp.

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25 Apr 2013 - 1:41 PM


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
Diane

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25 Apr 2013 - 2:07 PM

A super image Ronnie, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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25 Apr 2013 - 3:55 PM

Excellent shot, beautiful color and superb clarity.

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TrevBatWCC
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25 Apr 2013 - 4:06 PM

What a super close-up capture of your heron friend, Ronnie Smile I think he - and you - deserve my UA here...Wink
Trev Smile

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25 Apr 2013 - 5:21 PM

Wow...what an awesome shot Ronnie, wonderful detail and colour Smile
Jan

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JuBarney
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25 Apr 2013 - 5:25 PM

A stunning close up & congrats on your UAs.
(And thanks for your kind comments on my woof)
Ju

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tonyguitar
25 Apr 2013 - 5:27 PM

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

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25 Apr 2013 - 6:22 PM

A wonderful close up of this awesome Bird Ronnie.

John Smile

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25 Apr 2013 - 8:04 PM

A great portrait

Peter

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gingerdelight
25 Apr 2013 - 8:10 PM

Truly excellent!
Carol

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Tynnwrlluniau
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25 Apr 2013 - 10:37 PM

Simply superb, Ronnie. Excellent composition and stunning detail.
Alun

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Irishkate
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25 Apr 2013 - 11:35 PM

Fantastic image Ronnie - so close and I've never noticed the 'pigtail' before in Herons!
Beautiful coloured markings too.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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YorkshireSam
26 Apr 2013 - 3:29 AM

Exceptionally detailed Ronnie, a real corker of a shot .

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26 Apr 2013 - 11:08 AM

a brilliant character portrait.. well done

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bricurtis
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26 Apr 2013 - 12:42 PM

Wonderfully detailed image Ronnie - a well worn beak.!!

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26 Apr 2013 - 5:25 PM

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.

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27 Apr 2013 - 9:18 AM

Fine bird portrait Ronnie. A

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28 Apr 2013 - 6:02 PM

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

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silverfoxey
1 Jul 2013 - 4:17 PM

Excellent captured Heron Ronnie. Sharp Image! James Wink

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