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Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-17 18:16
Viewed: 4098
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my recent one week holiday in Cuba
Done in the lagune at walking distance from the hotel in Cayo Gulliermo - Cuba

Reddish Egret
Egretta rufescens Order CICONIIFORMES - Family ARDEIDAE

A medium to large heron of shallow salt water, the Reddish Egret comes in a dark and a white form. It is a very active forager, often seen running, jumping, and spinning in its pursuit of fish.

topSize: 70-80 cm (28-31 in)
Weight: 700-850 g (24.71-30.01 ounces)

Medium to large heron.
Bill pink at base, black at tip.
Dark phase all dark gray with a reddish neck.
White form all white with two-toned bill and dark grey legs.
(From "All About Birds")

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Beautiful capture with an artistic feel. I love the lines, the details, and the colors. This is sharp, plus the overall composition is astounding. Congratulations.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-17 21:48]

Buna Mario,

Fotografia ta arata foarte bine avand o imagine de o calitate deosebita. Se vad foarte clar panasi cele mai mici detalii ale penajului. Apa este redata deosebit de bine reflexiile ei aratand excelent.

TFS si toate cele bune,

beautiful capture of this heron, TFS Ori

Hi Mario

Excellent capture of this reddish egret.
Great sharpness, good composition.


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2008-09-18 4:12]

Spot on exposure,nice composition.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-18 8:44]

Hello Mario,
Another amazing beautiful photo. Excellent clear colours and very sharp in a very good composition. Wonderful OOF BG. Great class!!!

Hello Mario,
Great capture, beautiful soft colors, nice clarity,
excellent sharpness and very good depth of field,
lovely background, fantastic details in the plummage,
nice catchlight and very nice water movement.
Well done.

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