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Indian pond heron

Indian pond heron
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-17 3:35
Viewed: 1663
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Indian pond heron or paddybird (Ardeola grayii) is a small heron. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Iran and east to Pakistan, India, Burma, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. They are widespread and common but can be easily missed when they stalk prey at the edge of small water-bodies or even when they roost close to human habitations. They are however distinctive when they take off with bright white wings flashing in contrast to the cryptic streaked olive and brown colours of the body. Their camouflage is so excellent that they can be approached closely before they take to flight, a behaviour which has resulted in folk names and beliefs that the birds are short-sighted or blind.[2][3]

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-17 3:49]

Salut Pierre,une capture vraiment parfaite de cet heron a la chasse dans l'eau,details au top et couleurs naturelles dans une prise de vue super! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-17 7:28]

Hello Pierre,
Nice close photo of this Indian Pond Heron. Excellent sharpness. Only the colours don't look very natural. There's a bit overcast of red and blue, I think. I know it's the non-breeding plumage. But maybe I'm wrong. Good DOF and attractive eye contact.

great shot Pierre
very good composition with beautiful naturel colours and great sharpness
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Pierre, great capture of lovely heron in nice pose, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Pierre,...Yes,this Pond Heron is really common in India.Nice to see it again after my posting the same species.Well captured with nice plumage details and colour.Well sharp focus on eye.Like it.Thanks for sharing,Regards and have a nice time,-Srikumar

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-06-18 8:42]

Hi Pierre,

Excellent capture and perfect pose for the composition, the détails of the plumage is amazing.
Great view of the eyes, very good sharpness and light.
My best regards.
John Vantighem

Bonjour Pierre,
C'est beau !!! dans une belle lumière et sous une excellente profondeur de champ mais aussi grâce à une bonne opposition sur l'arrière plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-06-20 18:45]

Hello Pierre,
A new heron for me and one which reminds me of our Green Heron here in the states. Looks like it is knee deep in what appears to be a type of Duck Weed. Captured in it's natural habitat and displaying very good detail. TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-06-23 1:08]

Hello Pierre
very pretty heron in its detailed feathers.
Well capture and well presented.


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