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Copyright: Parvulescu Lucian (parvulescubio) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 13 N: 243] (1541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Danube Delta
Date Submitted: 2007-04-24 5:06
Viewed: 3494
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This time a Black-crowned Night Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

It is a medium-sized heron with a stocky body and short legs and neck. It has a black crown and back, gray wings and a white underside. Adults have red eyes and yellow legs and feet. In breeding season adults have two long white plumes on their heads. Females and males look alike, but females are a little smaller. Immature night herons have a gray-brown head, chest, and belly streaked with white. Their eyes are yellow and they have gray legs. Black-crowned night herons don't have adult plumage until they are about three years old.
The black-crowned night heron hunts for food in the early morning hours and at dusk. It stands and waits for prey like frogs and fish to pass by and them snatches them up with its bill. It sometimes raids the nests of other herons and birds and steals the chicks. It also eats amphibians, crustaceans, insects and small mammals.

hope you like it,
a common bird but is hard to catch in a wide place,

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très belle photo de ce héron avec de belles couleurs et une très bonne exposition.

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2007-04-24 9:33]

Sal. Lucian, o imagine frumoasa, lumina cade foarte bine, culori "adevarate" si o tartitza ascunsa, pudic, dupa un ram.
Felicitari, Dan

Salut Lucian,
Super! Imi place lumina!
Scoate culorile bine in evidenta. Vad ca "gantera" isi face treaba!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-24 11:01]

Hi Lucian,

What a beautiful capture! The heron is a beauty - marvelous colors, pose, and details in a lovely setting.


Sal Lucian,
Faina captura,culori si compozitie foarte bune.


Buna Lucian..
PAsarea asta are intr-adevar ochii rosii?
Imi place cum ai realizat poza..
Numai bine..si sa ai o zi frumoasa!

Un starc de noapte in plina zi si pe deasupra si curios!:)O poza foarte frumoasa, luminoasa si plina de viata.

Foto=curiozitate (si din partea ta, bineinteles!:))


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