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  • 9th Placement in the Top Ten in Animals amidst the wild flowers Nature Challenge in SUPERBLY VISUAL group on 2011-06-05
  • Featured in The Bird group on 2011-05-26

Not captive bird.

Captured at the pond at the park besides National Archives Gatineau Preservation Centre.

I often saw that heron at this park, right in the middle of the city. But this time I had my camera with me so I could capture it. First time I can get this close to a heron. It is used to human, coming so often at this park. It comes in the morning and the afternoon to feed.

Location: National Archives Gatineau Preservation Centre park, Gatineau, Qc. Canada
Date: 2011-05-22
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 640
Shutter priority: 1/800 sec.
Aperture: F/8
Metering Mode: Partial
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: 1.4x Teleconverter + Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 L IS USM@560mm
Photoshop CS5 for Mac 32 bits – Camera Raw 6.4


bird, wildlife, nature, park, pond, water, animal

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 3 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Thanks greatly Martina for the very nice comment. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 3 years ago

    What a beautiful capture of this lovely heron, Yan! Marvellous!

  • Thank you Mike for your kindness, always appreciated!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you Vitta for your kindness and for adding it to your favs, always appreciated! :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 3 years ago

    “The secret of success is constancy of purpose.”
    Benjamin Disraeli said and I think so:)
    The wonderful composition make so very beautiful artwork, thank you to inspired friends…
    Best regards,

  • Thanks greatly Sunny for the very nice comment. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • paulinea
    paulineaabout 3 years ago

    beautifully captured

  • Thanks greatly Pauline for the very nice comment. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Neat colorful action capture Yan

  • Thank you for the great comment Larry. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    Great capture and find.

  • Thank you very much Bunny for your kind words. Always appreciated :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettabout 3 years ago

    Nice capture; great framing!

  • Thank you Jonathan for your kindness, always appreciated!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • THanks greatly Ray :)

    – Yannik Hay

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

    23 May 2011 – 1 image per day

  • Thanks greatly for admitting it to the group :)

    – Yannik Hay

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