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Yellow-crowned night heron

Yellow-crowned night heron
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Copyright: ronny hole (ronnyho) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 80] (556)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-13 10:11
Viewed: 3668
Points: 6
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A juvenile Yellow-crowned night heron (Nyctanassa violacea) posing on a Galapagos beach.

As their name suggests, these birds are primarily nocturnal hunters. Occasionally they hunt also in daylight, particularly favouring the sally lightfoot crabs which scuttle over the lava rocks.

This is ofcourse not one of the endemics to Galapagos, but still an interesting bird!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-13 11:00]

Hello Ronny,
Excellent sharp detailed photo of this juvenile heron. Beautiful natuaral colours, nice contrasting against the plain BG. Good choice of composition. The eye is eye catching. Better is to use the maximum size for the photo of 800 x 531.

Hello Ronny,
Wonderful portrait captured with fine sharp details, natural colours and great neutral BG. Well done!

Hallo Ronny,
a very beautiful portrait of a juvenile Yellow-crowned night heron taken from an excellent POV with fine detail and marvellous natural colours, nice composition.
Best regards

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