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Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret
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Copyright: Vinay Sinha (vinaymms) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 118] (635)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-05 2:41
Viewed: 2951
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is one of the most common heron found across India.

The non-breeding adult has mainly white plumage, a yellow bill and greyish-yellow legs. During the breeding season, adults develop orange-buff plumes on the back, breast and crown, and the bill, legs and irises become bright red for a brief period prior to pairing.

It feeds in relatively dry grassy habitats, often accompanying cattle or other large mammals, since it catches insect and small vertebrate prey disturbed by these animals. This species also removes ticks and flies from cattle, and therefore, the name Cattle Egret.


Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Ciconiiformes Family: Ardeidae Genus: Bubulcus
Species: ibis

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattle_Egret

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Hi Vinay
great exposure on white plumage which is not easy, very pleasant compo too
perfect sharpness, no eye contact though, maybe next time

Hello Vinay
Good details, fine colors and excellent composition. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

Ciao Vinay, lovely Cattle Egret in nice pose, beautiful natural ambientation, wonderful colors, splendid light, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Vonay,
What is this scruffy guy doing? Beautiful capture with detail on the bird. Well done.

Hello Vinay
a very nice capture of beautiful Cattle Egret. focus, POV, composition very nice. erected plumage on its head show it more pretty. nicely composed and presented.
thanks for sharing. best wishes

Hello Vinay,

an nice composition and pose from this Egret.
Good low pov, eyecontact and sharpness.
Fine bright colors.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-02-25 5:30]

Hi Vinay.
You managed to picture a lovely bird at a very cute scenery. I like composition of the picture, excellent details of the bird and pleasant transition from sharp F Got nicely smoothed BG. TFS and best regards.

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