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Camera used: Canon EOS 40D
Lens used: Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM
Shooting Information:
Shot in- RAW
Exposure – Manual
Shutter Speed – 1/500
Aperture Value – F9
Metering – Spot
ISO – 250
Focal Length – 400mm

Software Used:
Canon Digital Photo Professional
Adobe Photoshop

Book Information:

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Age 46 living in Gloucestershire, UK. I have a love for wildlife and an interest in photography, I try and bring these two elements together in the production of my images. I hope you enjoy. Mark.
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  • Sheridan Farrow
    Sheridan Farrowabout 3 years ago

    Lovely capture, we have several Herons on the moor but they are so skitty they fly off before I can focus on them!

  • They can be very skitty Sheridan, I have missed so many shots of these guys, many thanks for your comments, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneabout 3 years ago

    Great capture Mark

  • Cheers Peter, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • swaby
    swabyabout 3 years ago

    Excellent shot Mark!

  • Thank you very much Tina.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartabout 3 years ago

    Perfect angle to capture the Heron’s facial expression and love the magenta shaded flowers coming out from the right corner and the pink ones to add extra attention to this lovely nature action shot! : )

  • Thank you very much for your kind comments Sandy, regards, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    So cool! He looks good with the flowers adding some color.

  • Thank you very much, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Robert Miesner
    Robert Miesnerabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this very itchy heron! An excellent find, well done!

  • Thank you Robert, regards, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    1 image per day / April 12, 2011 / Limit 20

  • Many thanks Konstantinos, regards, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixabout 3 years ago

    Awesome capture, well seen and great timing !!!

    Kind Regards,
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Many thanks for your comments Erik, kind regards, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this beautiful bird !

  • Thank you Renee, lucky to be at the right place at the right time, kind regards, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

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