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Nycticorax nycticorax-Masxwur shevok

Nycticorax nycticorax-Masxwur shevok
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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-04 1:20
Viewed: 2794
Points: 32
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Kurdish name:Masxur Şevok

Nycticorax is a genus of night herons. The name Nycticorax derives from the Greek for night raven and refers to the largely nocturnal feeding habits of this group of birds, and the croaking crow-like call of the best known species, the Black-crowned Night Heron. These are medium-sized herons which are migratory often are migratory in the colder parts of their ranges.

Adults are short-necked, relatively short-legged and stout herons; the two extant species both have a black crown and a whitish belly, while the wings, chest, neck and auriculars are grey or rufous depending on the species. Young birds are brown, flecked with white and grey, and are quite similar to each other in the extant species. At least some of the extinct Mascarenes taxa appear to have retained this juvenile plumage in adult birds.

Night herons nest in colonies on platforms of sticks in a group of trees, or on the ground in protected locations such as islands or reedbeds. 3-8 eggs are laid.

They stand at the water's edge, and wait to ambush prey, mainly at night. They primarily eat small fish, crustaceans, frogs, aquatic insects, and small mammals. During the day they rest in trees or bushes.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Nycticorax
T. Forster, 1817

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-03-04 1:38]

Hi Durzan,
Very nice photo of this Birds, they are breeding by us, TFS!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-04 1:39]

Hello Durzan.
Fantastic in-flight shot. The light is amazing. Outstanding detail and the colors are wonderful! Beautiful blue sky background.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15608] (65293)
  • [2011-03-04 2:25]

Hi Durzan.What a lucky meeting! 3 in a same pic,not easy to see a situation like that.And what a perfect focus and sharpness in the best light!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hi Durzan,

What a fantastic action shot, great skills with this type of picture, nice and sharp and again fabulous composition, TFS,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-04 3:05]

Slav Drzan,
A very nice in-flight capture of three Night Herons. I like the formation taken from a fine POV with good sharpness and natural colours against a clear skt in great side lighting.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-03-04 3:27]

Slav Durzan,
exciting capture of these inflight birds.
They must be very fast yet you managed it well. The blue sky really offers a stunning background.
Very exciting composition with features seen .


Hello Durzan
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and wonderful colours.

Hello Durzan !
What a beautiful pic showing those birds in flight.Lovely colors and great composition! Good job! TFS !
Have a nice day!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-03-04 4:32]

Hello Durzan,
A lucky shot,Durzan! Three Night Herons in a perfect row, this is just fabulous. Pleasant blue sky as contrast to the birds too.
Well seen.
Kind regards

Ciao Durzan. Interesting tris captured in good light and contrast.


Ciao Durzan, great capture of lovely trio in beautiful fly, fantastic blue sky, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Durzan,
very nice composition. Beautiful blue sky. Perfect point of view! Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-04 12:32]

Hello Drzan,
I'm glad when I see one Hight Heron at the time. Never seen three together and certainly not in flight. Beautiful light and natural colours. Splendid blue sky in the BG. Good sharpness.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-03-05 5:12]

Hello Durzan,
A great capture of three Night Herons in flight!! All nicely focus and I can even the red eye on the middle one. Excellent timing and beautiful natural colours of the birds although the sky looks almost too blue to be true.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-03-06 18:28]

Hello Durzan,
It's difficult enough to capture one good inflight image and here you managed to get three. Great job!! I have only seen this particular bird a few times, but have never gotten a shot of one yet. Well done!!

gzel olmuş bir arada:)

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