The moment of take off of a Heron ~ Please enlarge this shot and look at the water coming off its feet ~ Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

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This unusual aspect is achieved by taking the shots from my balcony 34 metres above

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Nick Weall on May 14, 2013

Nick Knack ~ Thanks for the praise Nick ~ all the best ~ nick

Nick Weall on May 14, 2013

Gabor Retei ~ Hello Gabe and many thanks for your kind comments, like and good wishes for the contest~ I hope that life is treating you well ~ nick

skida on May 23, 2013

Nice timing and great, unusual view, Nick


Nick Weall on May 23, 2013

skida, ~ It took ages to capture this take off moment Keith ~ So I'm very pleased that you have enjoyed the result ~ All the best ~ nick

Nadia Kushnir on May 23, 2013

LIKE!!!!! Bravo, Nick!

Nick Weall on May 23, 2013

*nadiakushnir, * ~ Thanks again dear Nadia ~ enjoy your weekend ~ nick

Lady Harley on May 25, 2013

Wow * Nick * another great shot!!! You are quite the "birder" :)

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Warm greetings ~ Judy

Nick Weall on May 25, 2013

Lady Harley ~ Many thanks Judy for your lovely long visit and all of your kind comments and likes ~ Yes this past winter and so called Spring birds have been my principal focus of attention and it has been really enjoyable to gather up the shots that I have ~ Warmest wishes ~ and thanks again ~ nick

Kicaj on May 25, 2013

ładne! LIkE :)

Serdecznie pozdrawiam Kicaj :)

Nick Weall on May 25, 2013

Kicaj ~ Thanks again ~ friendly greetings ~ nick

Maja Weidemueller on May 27, 2013

Great shot dearest P, love the shadow too, a real piece of art! Double hugs ~ A

Nick Weall on May 27, 2013

beegood Where would we be without our shadows dearest A ~ Doppelganger hugs ~P

Maja Weidemueller on May 28, 2013

So true dearest P! But tell me, has Doppelganger become an English word? And as for the picture, you could sell it to an editor for books on philosophy! Commercial hugs ~ A

Nick Weall on May 28, 2013

beegood ~ It has been in use in English as far back as I can remember dearest A ~ As to philosophy we'll go back to the ancient Greeks ~ I think I'll leave the shadow with the Heron ~ Free Trade Hugs ~P

Nenad Obradovic on May 29, 2013

Beautiful picture L+F

Nick Weall on May 30, 2013

Nenad Obr ~ Hi and thanks for the YSL and compliment ~ All the best ~ nick

kenfowkes on May 31, 2013

The thing I like best about your balcony perspective are the shadows. It is like having two views at once. I like all three of these, this one the most.

Nick Weall on May 31, 2013

kenfowkes ~ Hi again Ken ~ thank you ~ this one is my favourite of the three too and I agree with all you write ~ it seems the best way to capture the heron and take off moment ~ Enjoy your weekend ~ nick

Petr Chudoba on June 7, 2013

Hello Nick! Very nice capture! L + F! I wonder if someone will recognize my Icelandic bird as nice as your old girlfriend :-). Greetings from Prague, Petr

Nick Weall on June 7, 2013

Petr Chudoba ~ Who knows Petr ~ You need to put the question in the photo's title and then keep the photo in circulation, sending it out with the question in the comments box too ~ Then hopefully someone might spot it. You could perhaps put the shot in the forum too under Share your photos or find Galatas he knows all about birds ~ all the best ~ nick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 6, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/05/05 13:13:06
    • Exposure: 0.000s (1/4000)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash