Uploaded: April 23, 2008 03:26:49


Blue Heron in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Cleveland, Ohio (USA)

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/2500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 110, FocalLength: 500.00 mm, Model: NIKON D200


MELODIE C. ROBERTS April 23, 2008

Morning Michael!!
This is Spectacular!!!
I have been Stalking a Heron for weeks Now
VERY Elusive Bird
This is wonderfully done!!!! #906734

Margaret R. Barry level-classic April 23, 2008

Fantastic capture of this beautiful Heron, Michael! #5828553

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict April 23, 2008

Great image and details, Michael.

Dominick #5828563

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 23, 2008

Excellent capture of this beautiful GBH! Jeff #5828606

Claudia Kuhn level-classic April 23, 2008

Beautiful capture Michael! #5828620

Carol Sawyer April 23, 2008

Outstanding capture and details, Michael!! #5828622

Jim Huffield April 23, 2008

Wonderful image, Michael. Jim #5828657

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe April 23, 2008

What a beautiful bird!! #5828689

Deb Koskovich April 23, 2008

I really like the stark contrast of the sharp subject against a very muted background. Nice image! #5828817

Renee Doyle level-classic April 23, 2008

Perfect title Michael!!! Excellent vertical comp, detail and editing!! #5829142

Lynn M. Whitt April 23, 2008

great shot Michael.... #5829251

Jennifer L. Alder April 23, 2008

Wonderful light and presentation, Michael! This is a great capture :) #5829395

Cyn Valentine level-classic April 23, 2008

Oustanding Michael!!Beautiful detail and terrific light..well done! #5829402

Mike Clime April 23, 2008

Really nice capture, and excellent lighting, Michael! #5830319

Jessica Jenney April 23, 2008

WOW! Terrific capture, lighting and detail, Michael! #5830533

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe April 23, 2008

Unbelievably fantastic image and details, Michael. Went through that area on the way back from New York. Heard they have eagles nesting in the park there. #5831032

Nancy (Peaches) Harker April 23, 2008

AWSOME capture Michael!!! #5831092

Barbara Waldoch level-classic April 23, 2008

How wonderful, Michael! #5831520

Michael G. Marshall April 23, 2008

Thank you Melodie, Margaret, Dominick, Jeff, Claudia, Carol, Jim, Carolyn, Deb, Renee, Lynn, Jennifer, Cyn, Mike, Jessica, Ellen, Peaches and Barbara! Michael #5831894

Jeana Clark April 23, 2008

Wonderful details and lighting!!!


Look out....MeL is out STALKING again!!! #5831901

Michael G. Marshall April 23, 2008

Thanks Jeana! Michael #5832330

Michael Umbreit April 23, 2008

Michael - Great Heron shot! Those birds freak me out when they perch high in a tree and I don't notice them until they come out of nowhere. - Mike #5832334

Michael G. Marshall April 24, 2008

Thanks Mike! Michael #5834858

Sharon F. Morris April 25, 2008

Beautiful capture of this great bird. I just love these birds. And this is a beautiful image. :-) #5840394

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic April 25, 2008

Wonderful capture Michael! These birds have such sharp eyesight - it's really hard to sneak up on one! Great job! #5840510

Michael G. Marshall April 25, 2008

Thank you Sharon and Judy! Michael #5841675

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 19, 2008

Congrats on your finalist! #5942656

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 19, 2008

congrats on your finalist!!!!! #5942714

Mike Clime May 19, 2008

Congrats, Michael, on this great finalist! #5944225

Shannon D. Miller May 19, 2008

WooooHoooo! CONGRATULATIONS on this BEAUTIFUL Finalist Michael! Shannon~ #5944375

Jennifer L. Alder May 19, 2008

Yay! Big congrats on this excellent finalist, Michael :) #5945510

May 19, 2008

Beautiful shot Mike! Nice going! #5945623

Margaret R. Barry level-classic May 19, 2008

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Michael! #5945719

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe May 19, 2008

Congrats, Mike! #5946524

Anne M. Young level-addict May 19, 2008

Congrats Michael - a super image. Great work on the lighting especially! #5947082

Michael G. Marshall May 19, 2008

Thank you Claudia, Stefania, Mike, Shannon, Jennifer, Sandy, Margaret, Ellen and Anne for your very kind remarks! Your photography continues to be an inspiration to me! Michael #5947346

Michael Umbreit May 19, 2008

Michael - Congratulations! - Mike #5948047

Kristi A. Howson May 19, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist Michael! #5948875

Laurie Daily level-deluxe May 21, 2008

What a fabulous finalist, Michael...congratulations to you! #5955752

Aimee S. McMaster May 21, 2008

....warm congratulations on this wonderful finalist Michael.....Aimee #5956143

Michael G. Marshall May 21, 2008

Thank you Mike, Kristi, Laurie and Aimee! Your photography is an inspiration to me and keeps me focused on producing better work. I always appreciate your kind feedback! Michael #5958720

Barbara Waldoch level-classic May 21, 2008

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Michael! #5959053

Eugenio Diaz May 21, 2008

Congratulation Mike for this beautiful finalist!!! #5959471

Michael G. Marshall May 21, 2008

Thank you Barbara and Eugenio! Your work is an inspiration to me and I learn from it constantly! It keeps me focused on producing better images. Though I'm not not always successful, it's about the journey and for that I am indebted to all of the wonderful artists on BP who inspire and teach through their (& your) incredible work. Thank you! Michael #5959670

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 22, 2008

HUGE Congrats!!! #5962908

Cheryl E. Molennor May 22, 2008

Beautiful!! Congratulations!!! #5963475

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 22, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist,Michael!!! #5963509

Michael G. Marshall May 22, 2008

Thank you Peaches, Cheryl and Patrick for your kind feedback! Through your work, all of you inspire me to continue to push for a higher level of excellence. I am sincerely grateful to everyone for sharing their artistic gifts and your wonderful feedback! Michael #5964222

David A. Simons May 24, 2008

Congratulations, Michael. #5970914

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 24, 2008

Congrats on this awesome finalist! #5972897

Michael G. Marshall May 24, 2008

Thank you David and Linda! I really appreciate your wonderful feedback! Michael #5973543

Karen Bacon May 25, 2008

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Micheal! I had a heron at the end of my driveway a couple days ago!Unfortunately I did not have a camera! #5975563

Renee Doyle level-classic June 20, 2008

Belated but big congratulations on this wonderful finalist Michael! Look forward to catching up on all your wonderful work soon! #6083150

Michael G. Marshall June 20, 2008

Thank you very much Karen and Renee! Michael #6083816

Dick W. Wyatt February 02, 2010

Don't you just love blues ?
They seem to like posing.

Outstanding image. #8348920

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