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Ixobrychus minutus (Little Bittern)

Ixobrychus minutus (Little Bittern)
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Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K-5 IIs, Pentax 300mm f/4 ED IF SDM SMC DA*
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-15 12:30
Viewed: 2025
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken in Harchies Bird Reserve (south-western Belgium)
Ixobrychus minutus

French: Blongios nain German: Zwergdommel Spanish: Avetorillo Común
Other common names: Australian/New Zealand Little Bittern
It is a very small bittern; measuring 25–36 cm (9.8–14 in) in length, 40–58 cm (16–23 in) across the wings and weighing 59–150 g (2.1–5.3 oz). It is among the smallest herons on earth. It has a short neck, longish bill and buff underparts. The male's back and crown are black, and the wings are black with a large white patch on each wing. The female has a browner back and a buff-brown wing patch.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-15 13:14]

Hello Nuri,
What a beautiful photo of this Little Bittern (Woudaapje). Splendid light, colours and excellent sharpness. Taken from a very good POV in an attractive pose and composition.

Hi Nuri. This is a very good staple shot framed perfectly in good focus and a gentle DOF. It's a good exposure and great light. Colours are nice a strong as well. A great shot! TFS Trevor

Hi Nuri,
Excellent photo, very pleasant composition with the bird almost forming a diagonal line. Perfect PoV, sharpness, lights, colors, a beautiful view overall - except for the ridiculous and pointless watermark. Be careful with this - it may ruin the whole image. Minus this sign, I congratulate for the nice shot.
Best regards, László

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2013-07-15 18:46]

Hello Nuri,

Lovely capture of this Little Bittern and in choice lighting with crisp focus and fine natural bg. I like the loose white feather for effect, as well.


Hello Nuri,
Once again a wonderful image taken from a very good angle and POV. Exceptional quality....Excellent details. Outstanding colors and perfect focus. You managed perfect this composition. Wonderful composition with a lovely and shy bird.....
Thanks for sharing!

Another great photo Nuri! Nice pose, very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!

Hello Nuri
A superb photo of the bird in its habitat.
Excellent background, good pose for the bird, nice eye contact. Good detail.
regards yiannis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-15 23:58]

Hi Nuri,beautiful pic and very nice pose too for this bittern,i like the perfect DOF for the best details and the magnificent scenery too in background,very well done,have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-16 0:57]

Hello Nuri,
fine capture of this bird with good sharpness and a fine eye contact. I also like the natural colours.
Best wishes,Siggi

hallo Nuri
super good sharpness picture with great details and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-16 20:07]

Hi Nuri,
Perfect composition.
Excellent details,amazing colors and perfectly sharp photo.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Nuri,
Very nice composition,excellent sharpness and details of plumage is remarkable.
Best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-07-19 4:49]

Bonjour Nuri,
Une belle image de ce Blongios nain tout concentré ŕ chercher une proie potentielle. Trčs jolie la petite plume blanche au vent. Et la couleur bleue de l'eau forme un arričre-plan idéal. Bien vu!

Ciao Nuri, great capture of beautiful bird in nice pose, lovely composition with fashinating ambientation, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-10-03 8:31]

Nuri bey selamlar,
Avcı, av nöbetinde gibi ..
Kompozisyon, detay ve doğal renkler çok güzel yakalanmış.
Emeklerinize sağlık,

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