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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-20 8:33
Viewed: 1605
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Paddybird or Indian Pond Heron(Ardeola grayii) is a small heron.They are widespread and common in India, Burma, Bangladesh,Sri Lanka and Iran.They are usually solitary foragers but numbers of them may sometimes feed in close proximity during the dry seasons when small wetlands have a high concentration of prey. They are semi-colonial breeders.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-20 8:57]

Hi Joy,beautiful capture of this heron,and great work in PP,your pic looks like a peinture,magnificent plumage details and natural colors in a perfect pose.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Joydeb
Wonderful shot of the heron in a beautiful setting. Very sharp showing off every detail, wonderful colours, and a great view of that eye. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Joydeb
Excellent photo of this bird, good detail and exposure, nice background. Interesting colours on its beak.
regards yiannis

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-20 10:23]

Hello Joy,
Nice photo of this heron. Excellent sharp details in the plumage, natural colours and taken from a very good low POV.

Hello Joydeb Da,
I didn't know that Indian Pond Heron is also known as 'Paddybird'.Thanks for your note.
Well captured.Nice details all over the body with nice colour.Nice presentation with beautiful frame.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

hallo Joy
super good composition with nice details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Joy, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, , splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hallo Joydeb
嘴吧的色彩明亮清楚 真是美
還有羽毛層層也很漂亮 構圖美麗 謝謝分享

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-07-20 23:54]

beautiful closeup of paddy bird. good work. nice clarity and presentation.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-21 0:10]

Hello Joydeb.
Pretty bird, superbly captured.Sharp with clearly visible details of the feathers.Great shot.Regards Siggi

Hello Joy

Excellent close-up photo of the Indian Pond Heron,
fine lateral POV catching his expressive pose
hunting/fishing pose and expressive glance,
excellent light, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-07-22 4:01]

Hello Joy
such an exciting bird taken in great details of the feathers. The eye is so wonderful and very clear indeed.
The way it stay among the grass makes it so natural and wild.


Simply superb capture with excellent sharpness.


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