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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: 2011-07-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-07-07 12:01
Viewed: 2860
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kurdish name: Masxwur şevok

ycticorax 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 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.

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


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Hello Durzan,
Very good capture with perfect details, colors and focus.
It is a very nice composition with a superb bird.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-07-07 12:51]

Hi Durzan,
Excellent photo of this Black-crowned Night Heron, great sharpnes, fine details and natural colors, TFS!

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-07-07 16:41]

Hello Durzan!
beautiful and strange bird in a very impressive shot.Fine details and great sharpness.Well done! TFS
Regards from,

Hello Durzan,
Great captured of this Heron in natural habitat, very good sharpness, lovely eye-contact and very nice natural colours,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

Ciao Durzan. Great focus and sharp. Exciting dark atmosphere.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-08 1:00]

Hello Durzan.
This is a fine close up of the Heron. You have captured very fine detail in the feathers and eye.with natural looking colours. A nice pose with him Looking into the water.Well done.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-08 1:46]

Hi Durzan,a very good work in a difficult light,perfect focus and sharpness on the bird and very nice background too full of reflections and light effects.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Ciao Durzan, great capture of lovely heron with fantastic red eyes, beautiful natural ambientation, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Excellent photo in the natural habitat. Good pose and details. regards yiannis

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-08 4:27]

Slav Drzan,
A very nice capture of the Black-crowned Night-Heron, The sharpness and dark colours are excellent with the red eye making a nice focal point in this pleasing composition.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hello Durzan,
nice capture of this heron with fine sharpness and natural colours. I just might would have enhance the brightness a little bit and made a workshop for you to show you what I mean.
Best wishes,

Beautiful photo Durzan! Very good composition and good sharpness.

Hi Durzan,

Wow what a splendid capture of this fine bird, love the warm colours that the late afternoon has adorned on the subject, nice and sharp and a very pleasing setting, good work Durzan and well done,
Best regards,


  • Medina (117)
  • [2011-07-08 23:24]

pusuya yatmış kk balıklara bakıyor:( eline sağlık, gzel bir foto durzan abi:)


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  • izida Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 0] (1232)
  • [2011-07-09 2:14]
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Merhaba Durzan,
Cok guzel yakalamissiniz,fakat Turkce de adini yazsaydiniz cok mutlu olurdum.
Guzel karelerde bulusmak dilegi ile

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-19 5:15]

Slav Durzan,
the red eye stands out wonderfully on the portrait.
Very exciting capture with splendid view of the surroundings.
Good presentation.


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