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Squacco Heron-4 (Top Model)

Squacco Heron-4 (Top Model)
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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: 2008-07-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-06 17:38
Viewed: 3514
Points: 47
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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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Great framing, love the contrast, and the clarity and details are stunning. Also, the composition is perfect. I love the boldness of the eye, the stance of his pose, and most of all, the colors that jump out on me.


Merhaba cahit,
excellent portrait of this beautiful Squacco Heron with a great pose of it!
very sharp with good colour and details
many thanks for the sharing

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-10-06 21:22]

Hello Cahit,
Top model in top class shot....superb bears your signature all over ....love the expression on the heron, superb sharpness and best use of the beuatiful lighting.
TFS & Cheers

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-06 22:04]

Hi Cahit,

A beautiful picture of this Heron I have not seen before. He is posing so nicely for you that it looks like a studio shot. Wonderful face and eye with fine details. The plummage is beautiful - marvelous colors and textures. Even his legs and feet have a graceful appearance. Superb background and composition.


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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2008-10-06 23:14]


A high quality image as it is well composes, very sharp and clear. I like the detail shown as well as the OOF BG, DOF, POV and Lighting in the image. A very good pic!

Precioso pájaro con buena nitidez y detalles..

Merhaba Cahit,
meraviglioso ritratto di prima qualità, eccellente sotto ogni aspetto sia tecnico che compositivo, mi piace moltisssimo la postura elegante della Sgarza ciuffetto.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2008-10-06 23:31]

Bonjour Cahit, superbe harmonie de teintes et pose parfaite de l'impétrant!! Congratulations, Didier.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-10-06 23:31]

Merhaba Cahit bey,
Gerçekten model gibi poz vermiş size..
Fonuyla,ışığıyla ve detaylarıyla mükemmel bir kare olmuş..
Ellrinize sağlık..

Hi Cahit. This image is so beautiful. The sharpness is so pristine and the silenced background signatory of this Sigma optics is just stunning. Well framed and very well done. Best regards. Jusni

A beautiful Ardeola specimen captured expertly from a good, lateral POV Cahit, its image is razor-sharp against a pleasantly OOF BG, the pattern and colouration of the bird and its plumage are depicted perfectly my friend. Thank you for sharing this fine composition with us.

Herzamanki gibi nefis birpozda harika bir Alacabalıkkçıl karesi olmuş cahit bey. Elinize sağşlık.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-07 7:28]

Hi Cahit.
I am impressed with your refined, true art picture. Fantastic beautifulness of the pictured model. Its pose is amazing as well as a reproduction of all its charming feathers and other cute details. Absolutely smooth colourfull BG supplements the main subject perfectly. Bravo. Well done.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-07 10:10]

Hello Cahit,
Have to go to a meeting. Don't have time.
Excellent photo.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-10-07 12:09]

Hello Cahit,

There is an impressive sharpness in your photo showing in great details the bird. You have chosen a very good POV catching so well birds sight. Image has wonderfull colors both on the bird and on the background.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-10-08 1:26]

Merhaba Cahit Bey,
Ne zarif poz vermis, siz de cok iyi goruntulemissiniz. Fonu, isigi ve renkleri ile guzel fotograf. Elinize saglik

Arka planı ve netliğiyle nefis olmuş sevgili Cahit , eline sağlık .

Hi Cahit,
This is indeed a sophisticated post with harmonious tones of colors, very good exposure and details. You capture superb pose in excellent proximity. Well seen and well done!

merhaba cahit bey,
Bu türü ilk kez gördüğümde çok etkilenmiştim ve fazla kaçmamışlardı,
Bukadar yakından görememiştim elinize sağlık.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-10-10 2:57]

Merhaba Cahit,
Bu pozun hakkını gerçekten vermişsiniz. Renkleri ve detayları çok hoş görünüyor.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-11 5:21]

Hello Cahit, Incredibly beautiful species shown here with fantastic details and colors. Outstanding work Cahit.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-10-11 9:14]

merhaba cahit bey
artistik poza estetik bir kadraj
bakış açısı, renkler ve netlik nefis
eline sağlık

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-18 8:59]

Hello Cahit! That's a great subject and a very well done picture. Great details and perfect exposure. The background is beautiful, thanks!


  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-10-29 10:25]

Hi Cahit.

Wonderfull portrait heron, fantastic sharpness, details, colors and details,excellent exposure,contrast, great point of view and composition, good note.


PD. smiley p. later,today no more.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-12-03 22:38]

This is lovely, Cahit.
This heron looks like he is a pro at posing.
Great POV and excellent sharpness.
The clean OOF BG is lovely and shows off the subject beautifully.
We don't have this kind of heron in our part of the world,
which makes this shot all the more enjoyable to me.
What elegance.
TFS. : )

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