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Squacco Heron kolaj

Squacco Heron kolaj
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Copyright: cahit agcal (cako) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-15 15:54
Viewed: 3925
Points: 34
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Squacco Heron (Tr:Alaca Balıkcıl)
The Squacco Heron, Ardeola ralloides, is a small heron, 40-49 cm long with 82-95 cm wingspan. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Europe and the Middle East. It is a migrant, wintering in Africa. It is rare north of its breeding range.

This is a stocky species with a short neck, short thick bill and buff-brown back. In summer, adults have long neck feathers. Its appearance is transformed in flight, when it looks very white due to the colour of the wings.

Their breeding habitat is marshy wetlands in warm countries. They nest in small colonies, often with other wading birds, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. 3-4 eggs are laid.

These herons feed on insects, fish and amphibians.
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TR:Küçük ve tıknaz bir balıkçıldır. İlkbaharda rengi parlak pembemsi-sarımsı kahverengidir ve başındaki açık renk tüyler sırtına kadar uzanır. Diğer zamanlarda rengi mat, açık kahverengi-kremdir ancak uçarken dikkat çekici beyaz kanatlarını gözler önüne serer. Gençlerinin sırtı daha koyudur ve boyunlarının ön tarafı çizgilidir.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-15 16:59]

Hi Cahit,

It's so good to see you again - Welcome back. A magnificent collage for your return. Each of these shots of the Heron is marvelous in its own right. The poses, colors, details, settings and compositions are all beautiful.


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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2009-09-15 21:33]

Hi Cahit,
Nicely composed photos of this Squacco Heron.Great sharpness and detail on each individual.Great work and TFS.

Birbirinden güzel 4 kare. Elinize sağlık..

hello Cahit
very beautiful scenes and output in this collage,very good work
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-09-16 0:35]

Bonito collage e interesante compo,
alta calidad en cada fotografía,
saludos Cahit

Harika bir kolaj olmuş. elinize sağlık. selamlar.

Hallo Cahit
What a beautiful collage of this Squacco Heron in different poses and from different viewpoints. Each individual photograph is a show on its own, but I must admit no 2 and 3 with the bird in the water with the lovely pink flowers that surrounds it, is my favourites. The colours are beautiful and very "catchy". Thanks for sharing this 4 in 1 special image. Best regards.

Hi Cahit,
Excellent composition of this Squacco Heron pictures. Good document.
TFS & Best regards. Ferran.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-16 10:01]

Hello Cahit,
Good to see a posting from you. Good collage of this bird. I like the first three very much, with number two as the winner for me :-)
Excellent colours, beautiful surroundings and good sharpness and compositions.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-16 12:30]

Merhaba Cahit,

Olağanüstü bu Kolaj. Güzel renkler ve mükemmel kontrast.

Merhaba Cahit,

This is a great and lovely collage with beautiful colors, composition & fine details. Excellent POV, poses & BG.

Very nicely done & TFS.

Salam & Regards


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-16 12:41]

Hi Cahit. You have four very good pictures of this beautiful Heron. I do like the colours in the feathers which you have taken so well with fine detail. For me top right is the best one but they are all good. well done TFs.

Selamlar Cahit bey, harika bir kolaj çalışası.
Elinize sağlık.

Merhaba Cahit,
a splendid collage to show very well the Squacco Heron in beautiful different postures, all the pictures are splendid with very good sharpness and very beautiful colours.
Best regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-09-18 8:27]

Merhaba Cahit Bey,
Cok guzel bir kolaj esliginde nefis bir sunum olmus. Ellerinize saglik

alacanın harika portreleri olmuş.
elinize sağlık.
En güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-09-24 8:51]

Hi Cahit.
Simply brilliant collage. Every shot is true masterpiece with graceful subject, awesome colours, fantastic details of the amazing bird and refined lights. Bravo. Perfect job. My congratulations.

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