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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:07AM
love the comp Nathan brilliant detail and tones a belter nice one Wink

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Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:07AM
Looks like a game of hide and seek! Great capture! Smile

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
16 Jul 2013 7:10AM
It looks good in its natural habitat !! A lovely capture Nathan Smile
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:20AM
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

16 Jul 2013 7:31AM
Well captured. Great DoF.
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:33AM
Happy Birthday Nathan and enjoy your lunch. A super image and very well captured.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:33AM
Nice focus on the eye, it's an avian candid shot.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
16 Jul 2013 7:33AM
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!

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
16 Jul 2013 7:36AM
Fabulous for lunch? WinkGrinGrin

Have a great day GrinGrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:40AM
Many happy returns Nathan! It promises to be a good day, so I hope you enjoy it. SmileSmileSmile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:49AM
Very nice Nathan.

A happy birthday to you.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
16 Jul 2013 8:01AM
Well spotted and captured. Not easy.
And have a very happy birthday Nathan. SmileSmileSmile
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
16 Jul 2013 8:04AM
Nice Heron shot Smile

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 8:11AM
GrinGrinGrinGrin Great image Nathan, and I am still giggling with this clever title! GrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 8:14AM
Fantastic sharp eye detail - Happy BirthdaySmile
Philpot Plus
5 39 4 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 8:16AM
Great capture Nathan. Hope you have a great meal and have a good birthday too.. Phil
16 Jul 2013 8:18AM
Well spotted Nathan, a fine capture, Happy Birthday,
Best Wishes,
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 8:19AM
Very well spotted and captured Nathan - Have a lovely day!!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Jul 2013 8:33AM
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.
16 Jul 2013 9:02AM
Happy 50th Birthday, Nathan!Grin
A great image of this 'often quick to disappear at the crucial moment' heron!
Enjoy your day,
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 9:08AM
Have a great birthday today Nathan, a great image of the Heron,Smile

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 9:11AM
Super image Nathan, fantastic detail, well spotted and captured, Happy birthday my friend, have a great day

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
16 Jul 2013 9:27AM
Happy birthday, Nathan! A cracking image, so sharp among the blur of green tangle.
16 Jul 2013 9:28AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!GrinGrinGrin Good image to celebrate with!
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 10:14AM
Many happy returns Nathan, have a lovely birthday!

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

and great image for today GrinGrin

all the best

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

16 Jul 2013 12:08PM
Brilliant natural wildlife capture Nathan, great detailed work and a wonderful stealthy close up. Happy Birthday Nathan make it a good one GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
16 Jul 2013 12:29PM
I like its pointy sharp beak here Nathan.
A fine shot.
And enjoy your 50th !!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
16 Jul 2013 12:55PM
Well picked out, Nathan, have a great day - I'm sure you will.

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
16 Jul 2013 2:23PM
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
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
16 Jul 2013 2:55PM
Happy Birthday Nathan---

the eye makes this image-- Wonderful crop!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
16 Jul 2013 3:09PM
HAPPY 50TH!! GrinGrin

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

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 Jul 2013 3:14PM
A belter, Nathan, and I hope you have been enjoying your day SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol
16 Jul 2013 3:30PM
Excellent spotting Nathan! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ----- Jukka.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 3:46PM
Happy 50th Nathan, brilliant title, i hope you have an enjoyable day, you so deserve it, don't eat too much birthday cake WinkWink

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
16 Jul 2013 3:57PM
♫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
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
16 Jul 2013 5:15PM
What a superb capture Nathan.....and welcome to the 50's... Happy birthdayGrinGrinGrinGrin
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 5:16PM
Hi Nathan, cracking close up which i really like, we get to see close up that amazing beak they have
xwang 9 56 8
16 Jul 2013 5:29PM
Well spotted and excellently taken...
JawDborn Plus
6 1.2k 1 England
16 Jul 2013 5:35PM
Well taken,Nathan. And many happy returns, youngster.Smile

16 Jul 2013 5:42PM
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
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 5:49PM
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
myrab 12 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 6:35PM
Love the heron shot.
Happy birthday, hope you enjoyed your day.

16 Jul 2013 6:59PM
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
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 9:43PM
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.
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 5:16AM
All the best for your 50th. A great opportunist shot. paul
17 Jul 2013 7:37AM
Brilliant composition and capture Nathan.
Franko59 6 3 2 England
17 Jul 2013 8:03PM
Great capture and a belated happy birthdaySmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile,, regards Ian
Source 7
18 Jul 2013 10:55PM
A superb capture.Happy Birthday.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Jul 2013 3:34PM
A fine shot of the heron Nathan, I like the beady eye. Congratulations on reaching the half century

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