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(Juvenile) Little Bittern

(Juvenile) Little Bittern
Photo Information
Copyright: Filippos Georgiades (Filnato) (101)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-21 11:21
Viewed: 3290
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The juvenile Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) has a plumage and general appearance similar to that of the Bittern (Botaurus stellaris), the juvenile Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) and the Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) and inexperienced birdwatchers often get confused between these three species.
The Little Bittern is a lot smaller than the Bittern and Night Heron and significantly smaller than the Squacco Heron.
The adult male has a bright , clean looking appearance while the adult female is more striped than the male but less streaked than the juvenile.
The little bittern is very secretive and hard to see.
Little Bitterns leave Europe between August and October, spending the winter south of the Sahara. They return from Africa in March and April. In Cyprus they appear as a common passage migrant but are also known as an occasional breeder.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-21 11:31]

Hello Filippos,
Excellent photo of this juvenile Little Bittern. Superb sharpness, details and very beautiful light and colours. Taken from a very good POV.

Hi Filippos,

Beautiful capture ...Light and sharpness very nice ...Congraculations..


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-05-21 14:31]

very nice capture!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-05-21 14:39]

Hi Filippos.The light of the moment is perfect to warm the colors and makes the difference! Beautiful capture in a difficult position whit the best details and colors,very curious and nice position too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία Φίλιππε. Πολύ καλή στάση, όμορφο φόντο, ωραία χρώματα και εξαιρετική ευκρίνεια.
Καλή σου μέρα

Absolutely great photo!
Very good POV and DOF, great focus on the eye, natural colors!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-22 1:53]

Hello Filippos,
Very fine and natural bird-shot. Love the pose and the attitude of this juvenile Little Bittern. Good composition and sharpnesss too. Well done!
Kind regards

Hello Filippos
Great capture of this wonderful bird.Great pose and composition,wonderful matural colours and great sharp details.Congrats!
Thank You
Best regards

great sharpness and camouflage, TFS Ori

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  • rocko (264)
  • [2012-05-28 10:57]

nice pic good colors and lighting very nice BG and good POV.best wishes caleb

Giasoy Philippe
A superb image, nice setting and composition, brilliant light, good detail. Nice eye contact.
regards yiannis

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