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Copyright: Zahoor Ahmed (zahoor_salmi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 618] (5538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, 400f5.6 L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Loot's Favourites 1, Anna's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-12 1:02
Viewed: 3402
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Canon EOS 40D
Shooting Date/Time
05/06/2008 06:02:05
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Focal Length
400.0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
AI Servo AF
Picture Style
Tone Curve : Standard
Sharpness level : -
Pattern Sharpness : -
Contrast : 0
Sharpness : 7
Color saturation : 2
Color tone : 0
Highlight tone priority : No
Color matrix
Color Space
File Size
10679 KB

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Hello Zahoor,
Very colorful and beautiful image. Good focus and depth of field, generating a nice bokeh.
I wonder if this is a Cattle egret in mating colors. Probably a subspecies?
Nicely done

Beautiful shot of this Egret in breeding season plumage, Zahoor.
Whereas the subject stands out sharp and clear, you have been able to fade the background into a neutral territory. The colours are very rich in this shot.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Zahoor

One of the best shots of a Cattle Egret in breeding plumage that I have ever seen.
Excellent sharpness and plumage detail
Excellent composition and low-down POV
Excellent OOF contrasting background


Hello Zahoor
I just could not resist adding this one to my personal favourites. I like it a lot. The colours of this bird are just stunning and you have captured it with lots of preciseness and care. I am really amazed by this birdís fine facial details and features. It is indeed a beautiful species and one I have not seen as yet. And if I have seen one of these before, yours definitely cancels out all I would have remembered because this bird is really striking. All together a splendid photograph with much to appreciate, and nothing that I could find fault with. Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Best regards

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-11-12 5:38]

Hi Zahoor
exellent image
lovely color and composition
very good sharp and detail
very well done.

Hi Zahoor brilliant shot of beautiful bird. Well composed & exposed. Very good sharp focus. Well done. Regards - Adil.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-12 8:02]

Hello Zahoor,
Wonderful photo in splendid breeding colours. The light is lovely. Very sharp. Beautiful OOF BG and DOF. Exact composition and POV.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-11-12 18:41]

The colors are just gorgeous, Zahoor.
The peach and pink and orange around the head and neck are so rich.
the white is perfectly exposed.
A wonderful POV and a lovely DOF.
TFS. : )

hello zahoor,
very beautiful image, i loved the colors, the composition and the lighting, the dof is precise and the details are very good, all in all a wonderful image,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-11-13 5:44]

Hi Zahoor
Gorgeous colours and details.Background are nice too.Perfectly photo.
Regards Jiri.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-11-21 20:38]

Wow Zahoor

This bird (and of course your photo) is breathtakingly beautiful. A delightful capture with "visual impact" written all over it. Without any doubt I have to agree with Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) that this is: "One of the best shots of a Cattle Egret in breeding plumage that I have ever seen".

Wonderful soft light assisted with the spot-on illumination of the image. The colours are gorgeously saturated and the details are pristine. The OOF grassy area acted as a superb BG, slightly darker then the bird and therefore enhancing the subject magnificently. The composition is well proportioned leaving the right amount of room around the egret to give the photo a terrific feeling of space. Definitely one of the most enjoyable postings my eyes have seen for the day. I just love it.

Great work and TFS.

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-02-04 7:15]

This is a work of art ! I'm speechless

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