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Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret
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Copyright: Smitha Komath (smitha) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AFS600 F4G VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-11 23:40
Viewed: 4326
Points: 40
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Hello Friends,
Today, it's a picture of Catlle Egret in breeding plumage. This was taken from a rowing boat, hence,i don't think I have managed to do full justice to the picture. The light was also poor and i couldn't capture the feather details. :)

Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis. One can distinguish it from Little egret by colour of the bill which is yellow ,not black. During breeding season it acquires an orange buff on head, neck and back.
They are mostly seen with grazing cattle, running in and out between their legs and lunging out to seize insects disturbed by their movements amongst the grass.They eat chiefly insects like grasshoppers, frogs,lizards, fish etc. They roosts at night in favourite trees sharing it with mynahs, crows and other birds.
Thanks for stopping by.

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I think you did a fantastic job actually, good composition and pose, at this resolution this is a fine shot.


Hallo Smitha
Aaaah, this is so sweet, and in the same time so beautiful. The colours of the plumage of this Cattle Egret in breeding status is just awesome. I remember when I saw it a 1st when Zahoor Zalmi shared it how astound I was, and looking at the image you share with us, I am still astounded. This is really a great image, which is well presented, super sharp and I like the viewpoint. I do however have a tiny nit and that is your water mark's position in top half of the image, as it distracts the eye from the actual subject. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-12 1:22]

Hi Smitha
Waw...amazing shot of this lovely bird.
Details and colors are great.I like the blurred BG.
Congratulation for this beauty!

Hallo Smitha,
a fantastic capture of the Catlle Egret taken from an excellent POV in a spectacular posture, outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours, very well composed.
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-07-12 2:18]

Bravo, Smitha.
Superb art presentation of a wonderful bird and its poetic surroundings. Fantastic reproduction of splendid feathers, colouration and shapes of the bird. Blurriness of the BG is also exceptional as well as leaves as a stage for this beauty. Perfect job, Compliments and best wishes.

Hi Smitha!!!
This is a truly amazing shot!!! Incredible sharpness, exceptional details, fantastic, natural colors. Together with this very good composition it's indeed a masterpiece!!!


Hello smitha,

wat a suburp picture from the Egret.
I like the plumage.
fine colours.
Fantastic picture.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-07-12 5:12]

Hi Smitha
This is a beautiful composition.Great pov and razor sharp image.Fantastic plumage detail wit hgreat natural colors.OI also like the egret pose
TFS Michel

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-07-12 5:48]

Hello Smitha
Wonderful capture of a rare specie in my country. First class quality!
Thanks for sharing

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-07-12 10:07]

Splendid photo, TFS!

Hello Smitha,
Top quality image taken in a good light from a perfect POV with fine details, lovely colors and beautiful composition. Well done!

Hello Smitha,
Outstanding capture with superb colours and razor sharp details.
Perfect focus and composition.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-07-14 14:29]

Hi Smitha,
An excellent capture with great sharpness,colors and wonderful POV.

Flawless capture of this beauty MF! Great DOF/POV and fine composition too.
TFS and have a nice night!
Greetings from Syria,


hello Smitha

WOW ! a very beautiful photo in all aspects, fine POV
and appropriate framing, superb focus great sharpness
and details of the foreground, beautifully blurred background,
great details of the bird's white plumage, TFS



Hi smitha,

Excellent work done. Thanks a lot for sharing all these beautiful & clear pictures.
Today i saw all your pics & it is difficult to choose the best one. Your pics are treat to all the nature lovers. Thanks again & keep it up.


Hi Smitha ~

Wonderful view.
Fine details.


Ciao Smitha, great capture of fantastic bird in nice pose, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-12-24 2:37]

Hi Smitha,
Excellent shot, amazing detail and focus and lovely colours.
Regards Jiri.

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