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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of Mesopotamia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-05-30 5:19
Viewed: 2621
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, native to the Old World, breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, western and southern Asia, and Madagascar. Birds from temperate regions in Europe and western Asia are migratory, wintering in Africa and further south in Asia, while those nesting in the tropics are sedentary. It is rare north of its breeding range.

t is a very small bittern; at 27–36 cm in length, 40–58 cm wingspan and 60-150 g weight. The smallest specimens are perhaps the smallest herons on earth. It has a short neck, longish bill and buff underparts. The male's back and crown are black, and the wings are black with a large white patch on each wing. The female has a browner back and a buff-brown wing patch.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Ixobrychus
Species: I. minutus
Binomial name
Ixobrychus minutus
(Linnaeus, 1766)


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Hi Cirano,

Nice catch, both of you and the heron. Great color presentation. TFS


Hello Durzan,
Great captured of this Little Bittern with its prey, great timing, very nice details sharpness, composition and colours are really good, nice nature shot!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

Hi Durzan,

Fabulous capture of The Little Bittern bird with his catch, amazing rich and natural colours, good exposure control and a very strong composition, nice and sharp with a lovely highlighted eye,
Congratulations Durzan and have a nice day,
Best Regards,


Ciao Durzan, great capture of lovely bird in a beautiful natural ambientation, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-30 6:18]

Hello Durzan,
a fantastic pose of this Little Bittern - good timing.
Excellent sharpness with interesting details.Like very much the framing and the vivid colours.
an eye-catching capture.Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-30 6:56]

Very interesting action captured very well. tfs.

Ciao Durzan. A difficult POV to take this coloured one in dynamic pose. Lovely compo with good light and colours.


Excellent photo of the Bittern and the habitat. Good lighting and colours. regards yiannis

Hi Durzan.
What a nice photo of this bird. Great sharpness and depth of field. Amazing natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Durzan
Impressive scene with good timing very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hello Durzan,
What a splendid capture. Lovely natural colors, superb details and
very good focus. Thanks for sharing this lovely bird!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-30 9:00]

Hi Durzan,
Excellent photo, very good sharpnes and fine details of this Little Bittern, TFS!

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-05-30 9:15]

Hi Durzan,

I can hear the water! Good actionshot. Fine colors and great details. TFS.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-30 12:12]

Hello Dûrzan,
Excellent photo of this Little Bittern with a little meal. Very beautiful colours, great sharpness and a fine DOF and composition. Great timing.

Hi Durzan,
This is a fantastic picture!

The colors, sharpnes and light using are great.
The motive ist perfect!

All in all a very nice picture!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-30 15:18]

Hi Durzan,great timing,great quality of sharpness and colors,excellent choice of point of view and beautiful background...for me is enough..ehehe...Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Bonjour Durzan,
Très belle scène de la vie sauvage harmonieusement restituée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Medina (117)
  • [2011-05-31 8:30]

bence de çok güzel bir foto..keskinlik zaten harika.. paylaşım için tşk. durzan abi:))


Action photos of birds are so much more interesting than static ones. This is full of action, colour and is nicely sharp. Well done.

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