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Bubulcus ibis

Bubulcus ibis
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nature with Canon EOS400D [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-07 5:50
Viewed: 2767
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a small white heron. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Bubulcus.

The Cattle Egret is a stocky species, averaging 51 cm long and weighing 200-600 g, with a short thick bill. The non-breeding adult has all-white plumage, a yellow bill, and greyish-yellow legs. When breeding, orange buff plumes develop on the back, breast and crown, and the legs become orange pink. The sexes are similar, but juvenile birds have a black bill.

This bird will give soft kre calls in flight, and a gruff rick-reck on the ground.

The Cattle Egret is often found in dry grassy habitats, unlike most herons which are associated with shallow water. It feeds on insects, especially grasshoppers, and is usually found with cattle and other large animals which disturb small creatures which the egrets then catch. This species will sometimes ride on the backs of these animals.

The Cattle Egret is native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe.

The species has successfully colonised much of the rest of the world, and is now resident in Australia, the Pacific, North America and South America. Unlike introduced species, Cattle Egrets have achieved this spread without human aid or intervention. Cattle Egrets were first sighted in northern South America in 1877 and North America in 1941, having apparently flown across the Atlantic Ocean. Individual birds have been sighted in Antarctica.

Most Cattle Egrets are permanent residents with some post-breeding dispersal, which may have led to the egret's range expansion.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Bubulcus
Species: ibis

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Hello Haraprasan !
Such a beautiful white bird ! I love his pose, he looks very proud, and the low POV makes him look very tall ! :-) The blue sky makes a wonderful BG. There are also nice details, natural colors and excellent exposure, which is not always easy with a white subject. Very well done !

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-07 6:04]

Hello Haraprasan,
What a splendid capture of a Cattle Egret up high! I remember these birds as being down in the grass mingling with the cattle! Excellent low POV and I like its pose and the sharp focus on the eye. Beautiful colours and sharp details too.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Haraprasan, beautiful bird with wonderful details of white plumage and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-07 6:45]

Hello Haraprasan,
Excellent capture of a Cattle Egret taken from a fine POV with good sharpness and superb composition against a nice blue sky. Light management is excellent too.
Well done and thanks for sharing this,

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-01-07 6:56]

Great shot Haraprasan, i like the soft lighting and your POV is great, gives a good feeling of height, well done!

Hello Haraprasan,
You have a good shot at this cattle egret. Sharp image and great color contrast. Also thanks for your informative note. Very well done.

Buen encuadre e interesante toma por su ángulo de disparo. Parece como si faltara un poco de luz, es lo mismo que me pasa a mí con mi Sigma jajaja.
Un a abrazo Haraprasan: J. Ignasi

Hello Haraprasan,
You captured the fine detail of the white plumage quite succesfully against the bluish BG, and that ever-watching eye is looking directly at you! TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-07 9:14]

Hi Haraprasan,

Wonderful shot of this Egret perched up high. Nice soft natural colors. Good details of his face, eye and plummage.


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-01-07 9:58]

hi ,
nice picture..good compo too,

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2008-01-07 10:01]

Hello HP,
You have posted one of my favorite birds. I like them more in breeding plumage.I liked the pose and the POV.Good sharpness and details.

The frame is a real good addition in this case Haraspan! And of course you have a highly symbolic bird to image..so it gives a regal appearance...a bit added by the angle which taken. Fine fun yes!? learning and having fun at the same time...cannot beat it.

Hello Prasan,
Captured well with wonderful pose of the Egret!
good clarity, beautiful colouration and details
well composed and well framed
thanks for sharing

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-01-07 12:27]

Hello Haraprasan,

Very nice picture of this egret. Beautiful composition. Good focus and lovely soft colours.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-07 12:40]

Magnificent image Harparasan!
Gorgeous lighting that gives this photo great contrast and nice golden hue.
Very well composed and a great POV.
Very good BG that makes the egret stand out starkly.
It lacks a bit of sharpness but is only a small blemish!
Very informative notes.
Great work!
Well done,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-07 12:43]

Hi Haraprasan .what a beautiful looking bird which you have captured so well. good detail and a nice POV. good detail in the white feathers,
well done TFS.

Hello Haraprasan, lovely and unusualy capture, I think I have never see this one before, this bird is splendid and very well focused, excellent management of exposure and very well composed,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-07 14:48]

Hola amigo,
buena captura y pose,
color y detalles excelentes,
buen trabajo,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-07 15:17]

The position of this bird is a little comic..eheheh..the quality of pic is impressive,thanks for share this nice work,Luciano

Hi Haraprasn,
Great exposure, POV, DOF, and well composed.
Nice shot of this small egret with good details in it's white plumage :)

Hello Haraprasan,
This is a fine bird and I like pose you capture!
Good details in the plumage, and the non-intrusive background enhances the subject well...
A well composed presentation!
Pablo -

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-09 23:17]

Hi Haraprasan,
I will be back.

Hello Haraprasan,
This bird looks like what we have here in Malaysia. You have managed the details well considering it is a white bird against clear bg. The details are very well exposed and a good perch. I like it.
Have a wonderful weekend.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-19 18:56]

Hello Haraprasan

A very good capture of this cattle egret.
The focus is sharp with excellent detail.
Wonderful colour saturation.


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