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Squacco Heron

Squacco Heron
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Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 300 4.0L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): annick vanderschelden's favourites, Harry Eggens favorite bird shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-22 4:33
Viewed: 3852
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Squacco Heron
Lt : Ardeola ralloides
Tr : Alaca Balıkçıl
The Squacco Heron, Ardeola ralloides, is a small heron, 40-49 cm long with 82-95 cm wingspan. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Europe and the Middle East. It is a migrant, wintering in Africa. It is rare north of its breeding range.

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 insects, fish and amphibians.
Source : Wikipedia .

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  • Great 
  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2008-04-22 5:56]

Congratulation, very nice picture!

Hi Akif
Really cool action shot of this Squacco Heron.

  • Great 
  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-22 5:59]

Hi Akif,
excellent shot, very good low POV, clear and sharp with great detail in grass and bird alike. DOF is superb.

  • Great 
  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-22 7:40]

Wow! What a splendid shot and marvellous capture, Akif!! It's so beautiful this heron! Excellent sharpness, POV, DOF and composition with a very good framing.
Congratulations and TFS

Hello Akif,
Great photo. I like the exposure and thus the colours. Good contrast(curves). Excellent isolation subject through this small aperture(depth of field). Accurate point of view displaying the moment very well.
Well done

Hi Akif,

Very beautiful bird and very beautiful picture! Great sharp details, very good lighting and composition and very good colours and BG.



Akif bey selamlar.. cok guzel bir anda yakalamissiniz,
netliği ve kadraji ile basarili bir kare, tebrikler.

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-22 12:45]

Hi I am very pushed for time late home so just a note to say a good picture for now,
Well done TFS.

Hello Akif,
Excellent shot, very well done! The attitude of the heron hunting is very well captured. Great sharpness and colours too.
Best regards,

  • Great 
  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-04-22 13:17]

hi Akif,
très belle image de ce héron orangé. Le mouvement de chasse est bien saisi, permettant de donner un peu de mouvement à l'ensemble.


Perfect capture of this beautiful Heron sneaking through the high grassess Akif.
Excellent composition, DOF and exposure.
Most wonderful contrast, colors and details.
Outstanding work and a real joy to look at. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

Akif merhaba
istesek denk getiremezdik. seninkini görmeden sınırlı internet imkanları nedeniyle az önce trakuşa gönderdim aynı türü. eline sağlık, harika bir fotoğraf ve çok güzel bir model. avlanma sahnesi çok hoş. renkler nefis. eline sağlık, Muğladan selamlar.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-23 8:17]

Hello Akif,
Wonderful sharp-detailed photo. Splendid light with fantastic clear and contrasting colours. Excellent low POV, DOF and composition. Very beautiful!

  • Great 
  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-23 10:32]

merhaba akif
nefis bir cekim ve cok guzel bir model sunmussun
bakis acisi, isik, renkler, netlik ve detaylar da harika
eline saglik

Hi Akif,
wow, great shiot with excellent sharpness.
Like the POV
TFS Tajtana

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