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Capped Heron

Capped Heron
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-28
Categories: Birds, Rain Forest
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of South America, Alex99 favorite shots, Birds of PERU [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-13 1:40
Viewed: 7951
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 78
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Capped Heron
Pilherodius pileatus

This was one of the most beautiful and elegant herons I've seen till now... Hope you like it too

*The Capped Heron (Pilherodius pileatus) is a species of heron in the Ardeidae family. It is in the monotypic genus Pilherodius. Its natural habitats are rivers, swamps, and freshwater lakes. (*from wikipedia)

Bolivia; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela

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Selen Hanım ne kadar güzel bir balıkçıl. Tüyleri mozaik renk dağiılmlı, Peru esintilerini bize de getirdiniz. Teşekkürler. Elinize sağlık.


Selen merhabalar,
gerçekten türde fotoğrafta harika kutlarım

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-13 1:49]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Bu da çok güzel fotograf.Yüksek kontrast içeren bir konu olmasına rağmen açık renk tüyler çok uygun pozlanmış.Gözdeki canlılık da etkilecyici.Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık!

Splendido ritratto di questo coloratissimo Airone, eccellenti POV e composizione, superba definizione dei dettagli del piumaggio, bellissimi e "delicati" i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Selen,
splendid foto and beautiful bird.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-06-13 2:08]

Hi Selen,

A nice and different colored heron,I never saw before,I agree with your statement about this heron,great camerawork and have a nice weekend


What an elegant bird!! It looks so proud and calm - well done

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-13 2:10]

Hello Selen, We do not have such beautiful birds. You have captured the eye very well with sharp focus and lovely POV. Ganesh

Hi Selen
Excellent shot with great pose and colours.
Well done and TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-13 3:50]

Hello Selen,
A superb capture of this beautiful heron, the Capped, showing sharply and with fine contrast against the OOF natural BG.
TFS this beauty,
Best regards, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-13 4:06]

Hello Selen,
What a gorgeous Heron! I love its smooth plumage and the fantastic colours that you've captured so well here. Great pose too and very sharply in focus. A nice natural environment too.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hi Selen,

What did you do to this Capped Heron? It is clearly smiling;-) Great pose and composition, good eye contact, pin-sharp details, excellent lighting and natural bright colours.


Best wishes


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-13 7:59]

Hi Selen.
Thanks for hearty words. I am very pleased.
You have shared fantastic shot. Both heron and picture are terrific. Bird is really fine however only skillfulness of the photographer have allowed to see this beauty. Wonderful scenery, attractive twig pattern and superb nicely illuminated smooth BG. I am impressed with details and sharpness of the main hero a lot. Bravo. Well done and my congratulation.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-13 8:29]

Hi Selen

What a magnificent shot of this beautiful night heron - great POV/composition with great detail and colour.


Hello Selen,
What a sight! Great POV and wonderful presentation of
this Heron, very nice composition and sharp details..
Well done.


wow, thank you so much for showing us this unusual and so beautiful heron. Its really refrreshing after so many swans in TN. have a nice weekend, Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-13 11:13]

Hello Selen,
Wow, this is a great photo!
Excellent sharpness and details and very beautiful clear colours. Great POV and a good composition.

Hi Selen,
A supeeeerb image, good sharpness and light. That heron is absent in my country and looks quite differnt from almost all south american heron species, but has nice colours.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-13 11:27]

Wow! That is beautiful!
The blue face is stunning!
Very well composed with a great parallel POV.
Superb DOF too.
The lighting is perfect!

Well done, Selen,


Merhaba Selen,
This is first class image in good size posting to view the total closeness of the Heron in sharp details and good colour!
the sharpness on the plummage is awesome
many thanks for that

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-13 12:17]

Hi Selen. Such a elegant looking bird. With its blue face . You have captured a very good pose showing the bird to its best. With good detail and natural looking colours. well done TFS.
Have a good weekend.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-13 13:30]

Hola Selen,
hermosa captura y detalles,
color y plumaje hermoso...
excelente trabajo,

Hi! Selen,
Sorry I was away...How was your holiday?You've come back with some lovely shots!This one is perfect, a rare sight to see, has beautiful colours and the shot has been executed with great finesse!

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2008-06-13 23:11]

Very nice shot Selen. It's a first time forme.




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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-14 3:14]

Hi Selen,
Outstanding shot of this beautiful Capped Heron with such amazing colours and details on its plumage. Great pose captured and I like this natural setting. A real delight for the eyes. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

Hi Selen,

Fantastic capture.Lighting, composition and definition are good.I liked very much.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2008-06-14 17:59]

Merhaba Selen

what a nice capture and fantastic light that improves the colors of this big bird...
great sharpness and composition..


Very good focus Selen.I think the lighting is perfect.I have not seen this bird before. Thanks for sharing it.
Hope you had a nice weekend.

Excellent detail and nice light good exposure very well done Slm Necip

Merhaba Selen, wonderful bird with fantastic colors, finedetails and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-06-15 11:29]

Bonjour Selen
Quelle belle prise, excellentes couleurs et détails, très beau sujet.
Amicalement Robi

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-06-15 12:45]

Hi Selen

Lovely capture of the Handsome Heron.
very nicely composed with a great POV.
Lovely sharp details and superb colours.


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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-06-15 15:52]

Hi Selen
Splendid shot and pose with lovely color
tfs jon

Hi Selen,

Wow what a shot just beautiful, the colours are stunning, the detail is just amazing, Pov and framing all perfect, really nice work, another favourite, all the best :)

Cheers Rick ....

Hi Selen,

Nice latin american heron.


Hi Selen

An attractive looking heron.
Excellent sharpness and composition.


bu güzel kuşu, sayenizde görmüş olduk Selen hanım. harika renkleri var. odak ve kadrajı da çok güzel. elinize sağlık.

Good Morning Selen,
I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.
~Henry David Thoreau

Dear Selen,
I like the POV, sharpness & details of the unique heron. The lighting & composition for subject are superb. TFS.

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