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Squacco heron(alaca balikcil)

Squacco heron(alaca balikcil)
Photo Information
Copyright: Mehmet Ozcan (meo) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 7 N: 121] (759)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K10D, Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-20 14:51
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Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Squacco Heron, is a small heron, 4447 centimetres (1719 in) long, of which the body is 2023 centimetres (7.99.1 in), with 8092 centimetres (3136 in) wingspan.[2] It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Europe and the Greater Middle East. It is a migrant, wintering in Africa.

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 fish, frogs and insects.

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  • Great 
  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-05-20 23:39]

Excellent photograph with great background, sharpness, contrast and pov.

Great portrait of a heron Squacco, perfect sharpness and colors.

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-05-21 4:48]

Hello Mehmet,
A fine and charming picture of a Squacco Heron standing in a flowery meadow, which gives to the shot a poetical atmosphere. Well presented with the bird in a decentred position. Well seen, really.
Kind regards

Hi Mehmet,
What a great Heron capture. Nice focus and pose of the bird. I like how you left so much environment in this picture. The nice dark green grass contrasts nicely with the bird. Well done.

  • Great 
  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-01-12 8:00]

superb expo and DOF managing, .. great work indeed


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