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black-crowned nightheron

black-crowned nightheron
Photo Information
Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-29
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-01 7:12
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Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I captured this nightheron in a tree not far from my hotel. To be honest: I'm not quite sure if this really is the black-crowned nightheron. So if you think this is a different species, please let me know.The light conditions were not to good. It was one hour before sunset.
This heron is not often seen in Tobago and I couldn't find information about this bird.
Hope you like it!

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Splendida foto Zeno!
Dettagli e colori stupendi, bravo!!


Hi Zeno,
This is a great portrait of this beautiful bird! All details are clear and sharp! Lightning is beatiful and I really like his red eye and his pose. I don't know either his real ID :) Very good catch! TFS,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-01 7:39]

Your young night heron is nicely portayed, sharp and with good light, despite what you say. I think you are right to doubt the ID.
Black-crowned Night heron juveniles are brownish and don't have such thick bills. Your shot shows a grey young bird and the bill is shorter and thicker than that of the Black-crowned. I suggest it is a Yellow-crowned Night Heron juvenile.
Regards, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-01 7:44]

I love this shot! Great composition and you caught this Night Heron posing beautifully!
Very sharp details against the greenery, the eye and the beak are really enhanced.
Thanks, Ulla

Hola Zeno
Precioso foto de este joven de martinete.
Todo bien.
Un saludo

Hi Zeno!
Another excellent bird shot! Beautiful pose of the heron, you must have been really close to the subject if shooting at 360mm. Congratulations,

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2006-09-01 8:22]

I like his pose very much. Good sharpness all over the bird, the eye is fantastic crisp.

I am curious about what lens you used?

hi zeno
felicitation pour ce gros plan de heron avec de tres bons details,un beau point de vue et une netteté impeccable.
moi ils me voient arriver de loin et s'envolent.

salut zeno
qualité super pour cette vue, les couleurs sont vraiment très nettes
félicitations et amitiès

Hi Zeno,
To me, it seems a juvenile Night heron, but I'm not specialist in the identification of birds... Well, great shot, very good composition, colours and detail! Well done!


Nice shot Zeno,
I like the pose and POV the most here. Nicely exposed.
Well seen from the BG..The head-eye-beak are especially clear & sharp.
Very well done.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-09-01 16:42]

Hi Zeno, a very well captured shot with excellent details and colours. Very well composed within the frame and nice POV. Well done and TFS.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2006-09-01 16:57]

Nice nice shot Zeno. This hero is perfect. I have to tell you. I'm jalous of your trip to TRinidade and tobago. I wont to go at this place one time in my life!!!! Very well done

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-01 17:07]

Hi Zeno,

Superb portrait, the pose is excellent, the feather detail is lovely and sharp, I really like the colours and lighting too.

TFS Hilary :)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-01 19:40]

Hi Zeno

Beautiful image of this night heron.The DOF and POV is amazing.I really like the details .Very well saturated colours and pleasant natural surroundings.TFS


Hi Zeno

Well done on a great shot. Lovely details you show here. Good POV, nice catchlight in the eye. TFS.

Bonsoir Zéno,
Superbes détails pour ce bihoreau. Très belle photo.
Bon weekend

Hi, Zeno.
Great pose! Good exposure and sharpness. Details on bird are very good. Nice composition.

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