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*On the Move*

*On the Move*
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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-15
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-17 1:23
Viewed: 3260
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae

An egret is any of several herons, most of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes (usually milky white) during the breeding season. Many egrets are members of the genera Egretta or Ardea which contain other species named as herons rather than egrets. The distinction between a heron and an egret is rather vague, and depends more on appearance than biology. The word "egret" comes from the French word "aigrette", referring to the long filamentous feathers that seem to cascade down an egret's back during the breeding season.

Congregation of Egrets at Dusk in Kolleru Lake, Andhra Pradesh, India.Several of the egrets have been moved around from one genus to another in recent years: the Great Egret, for example, has been classified as a member of either Casmerodius, Egretta or Ardea.

In the 19th and early part of the 20th century, some of the world's egret species were endangered by relentless hunting, since hat makers in Europe and the United States demanded massive numbers of egret plumes and breeding birds were killed in locations all around the world.

Exposure Time: 1/1000
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 300/1 mm
Date Taken: 2009-03-15 08:45
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 276 kb

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Hello Ganesh, neighbour today,
a very nice picture with a egret, it's taken with good sharpness and in a nice pose.
Maybe it a little to centred but it's a minor.
Fine DOF the bird is in good focus and still stand out well from the BG.
Well done.

wonderful pattern on the light filled wings,i love the composition , but somehow you ppl at Delhi post with this aspect ratio. I feel that the picture might look better if the aspect ratios are preserved.

Excellent take-off capture of a back-lit Cattle Egret, Ganesan.
The posture of the bird is elegant.
The image is pin sharp and beautiful.
You have now qualified as an ace photographer of flying birds with this shot. congratulations!
Sadly, I have failed the test many a time :(.
WEll done and TFS.

Hi Ganesh,
Wonderful capture of this Egret in flight.
Very well exposed and sharp.
Beautiful light coming through rthose wings.
Lovely job.
TFS & Cheers,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-17 5:51]

Hello Ganesh,
Excellent in-flight shot very nicely timed. Good focus, nice colours and background.
TFS, Best regards Siggi

Hello Ganesh,
Very sharp candid picture with excellent details of egret. TFS

dance in air
beautiful shot,a beautiful moment
best regards Ganesh

Hello Ganesan,
What a beauty!!!. I liked the pose captured here at a very good POV. The bird is in good focus, sharp and well exposed.
TFS & Regards,

Hi Ganesh Ji,
A nice take off action shot of this egret. Excellent sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-03-17 11:24]

Hello narayanan,

You have made a very good photo of the bird. You have used very well the existing light getting very good color tones. The position of the bird and moment to take the image were well chosen.

Thank you for sharing,

Ciao Ganesh, lovely ciconia in great flying pose, wonderful capture with perfecrt focus, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-17 11:55]

Hello Ganesh,
Beautiful moment you got here. Excellent timing. Great sharpness and natural colours. Very nice pose and composition. Good blurred BG.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-03-17 12:21]

Hola amigo,
buena captura,
encuadre y detalles,
buen foco.
saludos Ganesh

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-03-17 14:10]

Wonderful capture with perfect focus.Very well sharpness.
nice colours and background.
Thanks for sharing.

hello Ganesh!
successful landing!
excellent shot in flight

best sERGIO

Hi Ganesh, excellent and very good timely capture of this beauty. You frozed its movement in air so well with excellent details on its plumage.
TFS this fine shot MF!


Hello Ganesh,
what a beautiful capture of this Great Egret flying, great sharpness and lighting, good timing for this nice posture of the bird, beautiful natural colours in a splendid composition.
best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-03-18 1:25]

Hello Ganesh,
You caught here the perfect pose, just like a ballerina! Very fine picture of the elegant Egret with subtle colors, my be just a little too much centred. Plaesant also the light on the wings of the bird.
Thanks and have a nice day

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-18 3:13]

Hi Nara,what a beautiful shot! This egret seem dance like in a russian ballet. Fantastic the position of the light that show the wings spectaculary.My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

You have captured the sheer strength of the bird. This quality is what comes through even in the thumbnail but much more so in larger...I'll wager this one would do well as small poster for the wall...back in the days when I was flush...before the days of "broke" I would have my walls covered wit my images...but today in this new age I have all others which surround me..I would love this one in large format if you would be so kind!

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2009-03-18 13:58]

Nice action shot! I didn't realize he/she was flying when I first saw the thumbnail. Gary

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-20 0:48]

Hi Ganesan.
What a charming bird and artistic scene at whole. Superb timing, terrific exposure parameters and freezing of the moment. Great combination of crisp sharp main character and nice smoothness of the BG. Bravo.

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