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Squaco Heron

Squaco Heron
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-03-09 11:29
Viewed: 1037
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this 'Squaco Heron' (Ardeola ralloides) at Marievale Bird 🐦 Sanctuary early in the morning. I prefer early in the morning because this time birds are more active and I get perfect light. Marievale Bird Sanctuary, mainly a marshland where you could find different species and it's always my weekend destination.

Squaco Heron is a migrant, wintering in Africa. It's not such a big Heron but beautiful coloured with short neck and short thick bill and Buff-brown back. In summer adults have long neck feathers.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-03-09 11:52]

Hi Srikumar,a beautiful composition,caught in the natural habitat of the squacco heron that seems watching the water to find some fish. The pose is lovely and the quality too despite the light,well done...as usual. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Srikumar,

You have captured the heron beautifully. Superb details and light.


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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-03-10 15:48]

Hi Srikumar
This seems to be a small species.
Detailed image and good DoF.


great framing and colours, greetings Ori

Hello Srikumar,
marvellous capture in beautiful tender colours in the soft backlight of early morning, perfectly composed. A striking beauty. Congratulations!
With best regards,

Hi Srikumar,

The vegetation is framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Squaco Heron. The sharpness is very good. The light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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