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Kyoto's city centre wildlife: Night Heron

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 15 August 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Canon EOS 50D 1/8 second F/16.0 ISO 100 300 mm

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Chris Anderson from New york, United States

Wow this is so perfect, nicely done!

15 Aug 2010 5:28am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Excellent shot! 5 stars!

15 Aug 2010 6:03am

Will from Tokyo, Japan

Another classic Stu nature shot, love the cascading water.

Hope you aren't melting in the heat.

15 Aug 2010 6:04am

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

an absolutely great shot !! :-)

15 Aug 2010 7:19am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Another super shot - well done.

15 Aug 2010 8:04am

Florence from Paris, France

Stuck in his concentration ! Clever shutter speed. He seems fascinated by water. :-)

15 Aug 2010 9:10am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Another fantasic catch of the subject and beautifully poetic rendering! Very charming indeed!:-)

15 Aug 2010 12:06pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

lovely shot

15 Aug 2010 12:14pm

marc from Granby, Canada

great shot very nice...

15 Aug 2010 1:42pm

Dana from Burbank, United States

Night heron, one of my faves. But what really makes this pop is his gaze into the rushing waters. Superb.

15 Aug 2010 1:49pm

MyTime Photography from Philadelphia, United States

Great shot of this herron, Love the background

15 Aug 2010 1:52pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

FANTASTIC! Stunningly made! Love the motion and that little drop at the tip of his beak!

15 Aug 2010 2:13pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

All your images with water and birds are something I can stare at for long time ;) Wonderful !

15 Aug 2010 4:05pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

almost comical how the heron stares so obsessively at the wall of water.

15 Aug 2010 4:10pm

Jlo from Villers le Peuplier, Belgium

What a shot!!! You've trained the birds or what. ;-) Very very too much. 5*****

15 Aug 2010 6:57pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, this one is just spectacular. So perfect in composition and tones.

15 Aug 2010 7:03pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Très bel effet ! Bravo

15 Aug 2010 8:29pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


15 Aug 2010 8:29pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Such a charming portrait of this heron. The water movement behind the splendid detail is fabulous - right down to that tiny drop of water at the tip of the bill.

15 Aug 2010 10:16pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

A lot of 5 stars' on your page.
This one is no exception!!!!!
This must be a fake bird lol


15 Aug 2010 10:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I see a drop of water hanging on the end of its beak. This is spectacular!

You should do a book of your wonderful images. No bull!

15 Aug 2010 11:17pm

@Steve Rice: Thx Steve. I'm working on one right now.

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Looks like it's doing zazen.

15 Aug 2010 11:53pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like it a lot.

16 Aug 2010 2:03am

Becky from los angeles, United States

another beauty! Love it.

16 Aug 2010 3:37am

Marie LC from France

five* for me.

16 Aug 2010 8:04am

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

your whole series of herons and water flows are all amazing - really great shots

16 Aug 2010 8:45pm

@Jason Kravitz: Thankyou Jason.

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh my word!! This should be published in a National Geographic!! It's simply amazing! I love the "milky" water as backdrop. And the detail of the bird is amazing. They must be sitting quite still and for some time. This is an A++ image.

17 Aug 2010 5:59am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

wonderful shot!

19 Aug 2010 4:47pm