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Goliath Heron

Goliath Heron
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Copyright: Erwin Kruger (Jonathan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 816 W: 0 N: 376] (13989)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-11
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon Digital EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS, Digital
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-08 3:28
Viewed: 926
Points: 6
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One of South Africas largest flying birds.It is a solitary bird, seen singly or in pairs, often standing motionless in shallow waters, waiting for prey.Feeds on fish,frogs,small reptiles, mammals and crabs.Slow and clumsy flyer at take off.Summer is their breeding season where they become more gregarious and mix with other species of heron and wading birds. Female lays between two and four pale blue - green eggs which both parents incubate for about 30 days.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-03-08 3:33]

Hi Erwin.

Thats a neck and a half.
Subtle lighting underneath the bird to add to the reflections, great detail. Have a good weekend.

Stv ;0))

I've seen herons that stayed motionless for almost an hour waiting for prey to swim by. Nice capture of this huge bird with good lighting and details. Well done, tfs.

Ciao Erwin, great capture of fantastic Heron, fashinating ambientation, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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