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Grey Herons Juveniles Lit by Rising Sun Rays Captured early morning in a small pond at Ognyanovo Dam, not far away from Sofia, Bulgaria. I managed to take a couple of photos only in 45 sec before they flew away. Animal,Animalia,Ardea cinerea,Ardeidae,Art photography,Aves,Bird,Bulgaria,Chordata,Europe,Geotagged,Grey heron,Morning,Nature,Ognyanovo dam,Pelecaniformes,Sofia,Summer,Sunrise,Twilight Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Grey Herons Juveniles Lit by Rising Sun Rays

Captured early morning in a small pond at Ognyanovo Dam, not far away from Sofia, Bulgaria. I managed to take a couple of photos only in 45 sec before they flew away.

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  1. 5:30 really is an early morning, well worth it! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Great shot Jivko. Are Grey Herons abundant in Bulgaria? Seems as they may not be which makes this image even more special!! Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
    1. Thank you, Stephen! It can bee seen all year long, but is very shy and hardly to approach. Posted 4 years ago

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The grey heron is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is resident in the milder south and west, but many birds retreat in winter from the ice in colder regions. It has become common in summer even inside the Arctic circle along the Norwegian coast.

Similar species: Pelecaniformes
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Jul 26, 2015. Captured Jul 24, 2015 05:30 in Unnamed Road, 2117, Bulgaria.
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  • f/5.6
  • 1/125s
  • ISO400
  • 400mm