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Heron - a memory from Leixlip

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS 1/160 second F/5.0 ISO 100 48 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is a magnificent bird close up view. Picture makes it a great justice.

15 Apr 2013 5:17am

@Jypyä Pop: Thank you!

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Nice capture !

15 Apr 2013 6:30am

@Bruno F: Thank you!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Fascinatingly prehistoric-looking birds and you have him in a fine setting here.

15 Apr 2013 8:57am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you!

Philnz from Thames, New Zealand

I have never seen a Heron with these markings before.

15 Apr 2013 9:01am

@Philnz: Nice that I could show you something new.

Devi from Chennai, India

Brilliant capture Ursula Looks as if he's wondering whether to get in or not!!!

15 Apr 2013 10:29am

@Devi: Thank you! I think he was trying to see if there was any fish in the river.

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran


15 Apr 2013 10:45am

@Akbar&Armaghan: Thank you!

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Beautifully done, but I always think of them as being a bit tatty round the edges

15 Apr 2013 11:54am

@CElliottUK: Thank you! They do look a little tatty.

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Excellent picture, but Herons have not been my favourite birds since I saw one attacking and eating baby ducklings. ;>((

15 Apr 2013 12:24pm

@Jeff: Thank you. I have heard and read about heron attacking baby ducks and am happy I did not have to see that!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me. Herons are my favorite birds! This is a fabulous image.

15 Apr 2013 5:40pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you! I like them too, but not if they are eating baby ducks...

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

I remember this fellow, you must have had your quiet shoes on

15 Apr 2013 5:45pm

@The Mouse: I think he had some hearing problems... Or he somehow knew I could not catch him even if I wanted to... :)

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Super shot, I remember the day my dad is talking about, that Jeff, I think we saw it eat 7 ducklings before taking off.

15 Apr 2013 7:31pm

@Alun: Thank you.
That is just horrible to think one of these eating the ducklings... I'm so happy I did not have to see it!

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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
1/160 second
ISO 100
48 mm