The Concorde

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© Donald Garrett
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Photo Info
UploadedFebruary 1, 2013
TakenJanuary 30, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/2000 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length92 mm
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This white heron is busy sunning himself in the warm Florida sunshine (80°F). To me, he resembled the supersonic Concorde with his pointed bill and outspread backwings.
Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, Florida

11 responses

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    Are you sure this is a heron? I've never seen a white one. On the other hand, it doesn't look quite like an egret either. Nice shot anyway !!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    He is posing over pretty for you..Those cut pieces of wood are interesting behind him also wrapped in place with ropes...I like the shadow of the bird's head, neck and beak against the rope.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    a masterful capture--this works for so many reasons; however, that shadow of the head is amazing

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    LOL at your spot-on title!! Terrific capture.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    A really great capture, Don. Not an easy one since he reflects so much light.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    He does resemble the supersonic Concorde! Excellent capture, great shadow of the head and beak on the rope!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (2 Feb 2013):

    posture is nice....good capture.....

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    Glad he posed for you!

  • Mary Akey

    Mary Akey gave props (7 Feb 2013):


  • Griff Johnson

    Griff Johnson gave props (9 Feb 2013):

    Such lovely white balance.... a hard thing to achieve in this shot.....!

  • Maggie Posh

    Maggie Posh (Deleted) said (2 Mar 2013):

    I have seen one of these here in Holland a only a few time's, Great photo!

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