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Purple Heron

By Bob_V    
Got off this rare shot of this purple heron while on holiday a while back. this was taken with a Canon 50D and a Canon 100-400mm is L lens with a 1.4 TC. 1/500s, f/6.3, 560mm, ISO200. Thanks for all the C+C's on my previous upload, they are always appreciated. A special thanks for fentiger, Sean_Dillon and RTD for their wonderful user awards.
Have a fantastic day,
Bob

Best viewed large, if you have the time.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: TerryMcK, bumbleb3, princezippy and 128 more

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TerryMcK 8 71 2 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 5:59PM
An excellent capture, Bob, especially with an extender coupled to your 100-400 - I know from experience it's not easy to lock a good focus on a moving subject with that set-up.
Terry

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bumbleb3 10 358 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 5:59PM
certainly gets the wow factor from me
interesting to see that you used a converter with your 100-400mm lens.I was told that it would not work
you have proved them wrong and it might cost me some money now
well done
RTDS 8 Cyprus
9 Jan 2010 6:01PM
Wow..this is one awsome capture.
Stunning details and colours.
Large is superb!..well worth to see.
Robert
superb capture good detail and colours
lianna 7 13 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 6:03PM
wow a splendid capture, so well timed and the detail is spot on x x
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
9 Jan 2010 6:04PM
What a great aerial capture
If its a Kenko and you tape 3 pins it will autofocus
Richard
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
9 Jan 2010 6:04PM

Quote:What a great aerial capture
If its a Kenko and you tape 3 pins it will autofocus
Richard



That is correct Richard, very good.
Bob
TonyDy Plus
8 5 2 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 6:05PM
Excellent shot, well captured.
Tony
trissie 10 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 6:08PM
An amazing capture Bob, superb detail and colours.
Thank you for your support.

Trish x
9 Jan 2010 6:09PM
Stunning capture . gill
9 Jan 2010 6:09PM
stunning shot
Gareth
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
9 Jan 2010 6:12PM
WOW! This is fantastic, Bob, stunning colours, great presentation, one of your very best. Shortlisted. Carol
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
9 Jan 2010 6:13PM
They say a lens fitted with a TC is not as sharp, well thats rubbish looking at this beautiful shot. - gary
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
9 Jan 2010 6:16PM
Fine bird photography.

Albert
astyag 9 12
9 Jan 2010 6:20PM
Brilliant details, like the DOF part and the soft tones of the Purple Heron
What an amazing shot Bob - beautiful detail captured, well done !

Chris
forestfotos 7 4 3 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 6:28PM
Beautiful capture. Fills the frame well.
LeeFisher 7 59 8 England
9 Jan 2010 6:37PM
superb shot,
fish
VidB 8 11 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 6:45PM
Superb capture, great detailand colour, well done
Dave
9 Jan 2010 6:53PM
A wonderfully timed shot,very sharp!David
colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
9 Jan 2010 6:59PM
Superb image so well captured stunning ! Thanks for sharing Colin
Roly 9 Wales
9 Jan 2010 7:04PM
An excellent well timed capture.
betts 8 1 England
9 Jan 2010 7:13PM
Wow!!!!!!! this is awesome action shot Bob, great detail and so sharp, beautiful colours also love the dof.
betts
9 Jan 2010 7:16PM
cracking capture well presented.
9 Jan 2010 7:18PM
wow, a superb capture Bob, nice one...

Martin.
9 Jan 2010 7:26PM
Stunning and detailed in flight capture,superb BG & excellent timing !! 1st class image,love it !
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 7:37PM
Fabulous capture Bob, pin sharp and great timing
Steve
goso 10 2 1 Australia
9 Jan 2010 7:41PM
Wonderful image Bob...Bill
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
9 Jan 2010 7:58PM
What an outstanding image!

Ann
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 8:04PM
gorgeous shot
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
9 Jan 2010 8:26PM
This is such a lovely shot. The detail in the plumage is quite outstanding and what a fantastic colour it is. This is a cracker.
Ron
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 8:28PM
Great timing and wonderful colour and detail - well captured - Ina
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
9 Jan 2010 8:41PM
Marvellous 'in-flight' shot, Bob. As Ina says, great timing, colour and immaculate detail.
Ronnie.
9 Jan 2010 8:47PM
A superb image, just lovely to look at, timed to perfection, superb plumage detail and colour, congratulations Sir.
David
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 8:54PM
That is a stunning shot Bob!!!
Helen
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
9 Jan 2010 9:21PM
Superb Bob

Stace
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
9 Jan 2010 9:54PM
Simply fabulous Bob - what an incredible in-flight capture. Terrific detail and wonderful colours. Top shot!
Sylvia
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
9 Jan 2010 10:23PM
A fantastic inflight shot Bob, you must be over the moon with this one
9 Jan 2010 10:24PM
Stunning shot, amazing details.

Scott
Jez22 8 4 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 10:24PM
Wow,Amazing Shot,Great colour and detail.
Jez
9 Jan 2010 10:43PM
Can't add to what's been said above, excellent.
tony
9 Jan 2010 10:47PM
This is a stunning picture fantastic colour and very sharp detail. Gary
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 11:31PM
really lovely bird so well captured

Linda
10 Jan 2010 2:57AM
awsome image bob, great detail and the color is beautiful............samantha
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
10 Jan 2010 3:12AM
Stunningly beautiful clear shot Bob, large is a must!
Rgds., Jim
imagio 10 12 1 England
10 Jan 2010 9:14AM
Awesome capture Bob

Bernie
Ray42 8 3 England
10 Jan 2010 9:51AM
What a great looking bird - an excellent shot clear and full of detail and enjoyed viewing large and a well deserved award - nice one Bob
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
10 Jan 2010 11:04AM
What a superb capture Bob!
Rende
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
10 Jan 2010 11:26AM
What a great capture!!!!!! One to be very proud of, thanks for sharing.
10 Jan 2010 11:44AM
What a superb shot.
Really well taken.
Peter
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2010 12:02PM
Absolutely stunning image, amazing detail and colours beautifully captured.

Hugh
Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2010 1:50PM
Should be in a book of wildlife ! brilliant.

Dave
10 Jan 2010 3:01PM
A stunning capture.
Christine
Pegon 11 78 1 England
10 Jan 2010 3:02PM
A brilliant capture Bob.
Pete.
FeatherFriend 9 38 217 England
10 Jan 2010 3:37PM
An excellent shot in all resepects Bob, one of the best birds in flight shots I have seen on here,
Geoff.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
10 Jan 2010 3:57PM
What a beautiful capture Bob. Amazing shot...........Sandy
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
10 Jan 2010 4:25PM
Excellent work - super shot Bob.
Anne
10 Jan 2010 4:26PM
superb
10 Jan 2010 4:48PM
A beautiful bird image, great moment captured,
Johanna
MandsH 9 England
10 Jan 2010 4:48PM
This is fantastic
Mandy
Iain_Proudfoot 10 40 2 Ireland
10 Jan 2010 4:53PM
Splendid work.

Regards, Iain.
10 Jan 2010 4:57PM
An absolutely stunning capture Bob, great colours and super timing, just brilliant.
Alex
Dinney 8 2 England
10 Jan 2010 5:48PM
Amaizing shot, excellent detail,
Kev
danbrann Plus
12 631 17
10 Jan 2010 6:28PM
That is tremendous Bob. As good as I have seen.
10 Jan 2010 6:36PM
Wow! That is one amazing shot Bob, Really really well captured, fantastic.

Jim.
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2010 7:29PM
Wow again! This is beautiful. What a crazy looking bird. Fabulous shot.

Marilyn x
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2010 7:48PM
Wow Bob. What a gorgeous image. Well done. A pleasure to give it my User Award.
John.
hary60 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2010 9:39PM
Wow what a brilliant image nice one
Harry
KBan 11 494 4 England
10 Jan 2010 11:17PM
wow !

keith
11 Jan 2010 5:49AM
One of the BEST in.flight image,Easy Rider
clicknimagine 6 221 88
11 Jan 2010 11:21AM
i am amazed with this image, it is not only brilliant but also deserves HC/EC/GEC, unless the process is biased...
Thushari 7 1 Sri Lanka
11 Jan 2010 11:21AM
Wow!!! superb capture Bob, great details and nice color.
11 Jan 2010 2:56PM
Wow ! Wow !! And Wow !!!!
11 Jan 2010 3:02PM
A really stunning capture, Bob, amazing colour and details.
Roy
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2010 5:23PM
Absolutely stunning, I have never seen one before
Mavis
Cormy 9 3 England
11 Jan 2010 5:57PM
OUTSTANDING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers
Alan
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2010 11:21PM
awesome, what a shot!!!!!!!
bunSmile
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2010 11:40PM
Fabulous shot Bob; great detail and DOF and love the colours and composition; superbly done
Tim
konu 8 31 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2010 3:37PM
a superb detailed, well composed, sharp and colourful shot
gr8 master at work Smile
12 Jan 2010 5:27PM
Awesome (it's been said before, but I'll add it Wink What a brilliant shot.
Dave.
12 Jan 2010 8:57PM
Best in.flight here,Easy Rider
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
13 Jan 2010 12:58AM
Incredible shot Bob! Impeccable!
Dennis
panda 12 5 1 England
13 Jan 2010 3:33PM
Wonderful capture Bob, love it.

Regards Phil
13 Jan 2010 4:22PM
Amazing shot. Very well done.
Bogdan
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
13 Jan 2010 8:49PM
very well captured, looks great against that bg. congrats on the awards.lesley
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2010 7:02PM
It's all been said, Bob - but this really is first class!
Sandra
A fantastic looking bird and capture Bob.
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
2 Mar 2010 1:00AM
This is a fantastic picture by any measure Bob, but considering the technical equipment you were using, that pushes it into a new realm altogether, excellent work!
Rgds., Jim

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