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(Nycticorax nycticorax)

(Nycticorax nycticorax)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Exposure: f/5.6
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-03 14:22
Viewed: 1826
Points: 22
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Garça-nocturna ou Goraz, Night-heron

(Nycticorax nycticorax)

Hello TN Friends!
Today I present my last encounter with this species.Yesterday already spotted it's feeding place and today even with a rainy day I went there to try my chance.

"Nycticorax is a genus of night herons. The name Nycticorax derives from the Greek for "night raven" and refers to the largely nocturnal feeding habits of this group of birds, and the croaking crow-like call of the best known species, the black-crowned night heron. These are medium-sized herons which often are migratory in the colder parts of their ranges.

Adults are short-necked, relatively short-legged and stout herons; the two extant species both have a black crown and a whitish belly, while the wings, chest, neck and auriculars are grey or rufous depending on the species. Young birds are brown, flecked with white and grey, and are quite similar to each other in the extant species. At least some of the extinct Mascarenes taxa appear to have retained this juvenile plumage in adult birds.

Night herons nest in colonies on platforms of sticks in a group of trees, or on the ground in protected locations such as islands or reed beds. Three to eight eggs are laid.

They stand at the water's edge, and wait to ambush prey, mainly at night. They primarily eat small fish, crustaceans, frogs, aquatic insects, and small mammals. During the day they rest in trees or bushes."(Wiki)

Picture taken from the car...

Have a good week and thanks for viewing ...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-05-03 14:27]

Waaw Jose,spectacular capture of this night heron with the fish on the beak,absolutely great the sharpness and the 3D effect,impossible to made better! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-05-03 19:56]

Hello Jose,
What a fantastic capture!!! Absolutely perfect in every way. Attractively framed and displaying awesome detail. Wonderful eye contact while colors are true and natural. Love the soft lighting and your exposure is right on the money. The fish is a big bonus to an already stunning image. Congratulations!!

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-05-03 22:56]

Hello Jose,
a very beautiful photo,thanks for sharing..

Wow!!!what a moment and what a pic.
thanks for showing

Hello Jose ,

a few words , fantastic , fantastic , top , top!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Hi José,
Even through car window, beautiful and clear capture of the heron and their lunch. Pleasant composition and nice DoF, a fantastic picture of a memorable moment [for you. For the heron it's just another lunch, or dinner... :-)] Truly spectacular photo, congratulations!
Best regards, László

Wow - those eyes.
Excellent, the light, exposure and compo.

Hello Jose,
It is really a splendid capture. Amazing sharpness and excellent clarity. Outstanding colors. The light and details are great. It is a pleasure viewing this photo.
Thanks for sharing!

Bonjour José,
C'est une très belle scène de la vie sauvage dans une lumière bien exploitée, remarquable pour la finesse de ses détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Jose,
Beautiful presentation of this Night Heron with its catch. Very original color and well sharpness. I like its surrounding..... semi dark, which is really perfect for this situation.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Jose, great capture of lovely bird in fantastic action, excellent clarity, fine details snd wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Jose

WOW ! a great shot of the Night-heron with his catch, fine POV,
DOF, and framing, great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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