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Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/750 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-25 0:43
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Bubulcus ibis (Cattle egret)

Distribution and habitat: Historically confined to southern and eastern Asia and tropical Africa, but since the late 19th Century it has spread across the world, across southern Europe to north-eastern South America, Australia, New Zealand and southern Africa. Here it is very common across most of the region, while more scarce in the arid parts of Namibia, Botswana and the Northern Cape. It generally prefers open grassland, grassy savanna, man-made fields and agricultural land, occasionally moving to the seashore.

Movements and migrations: Generally resident in southern Africa, however it is locally nomadic, moving in response to rainfall and sometimes dispersing over large distances.

Food: It mainly eats insects, doing most of its foraging by walking on the ground, chasing down and stabbing its prey. As its name suggests it also associates with livestock and other large mammals, perching on their backs and either gleaning ectoparasites or hawking insects that they disturb when moving around.
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Good shot for this interesting specie taken in excellente details and perfect managment of the light. Lovely compo dear Bunyapon.


Excellent balance of colours with no troubles in fine detail. A fine subject which you have documented nicely.

Hello Bunyapon
Perfect one today MF!... With correct white balance and marvelous POV, y like a lot the bokeh BG!

Hello Bungbing,

There is something evil about this bird, even if I know it is only in my mind hehehe!
The image has fine portrait qualities, sharp fine details in plume and head and a pleasantly blurred background...
A well balanced composition..!

Pablo -

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-25 7:12]

Hello Bungbing,
Great photo of this Yellow-billed Egret in excellent sharpness, details and white balance. Very beautiful natural colours with a fine contrast against the dark BG. Taken from a good POV in a lovely composition.

Hello Bunyapon
A beautiful capture of this egret, very beautiful colors and details , good composition. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

Ciao Bungbing, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Bunyapon,
excellent shot, good exposure and great colors. POV, pose and details are wonderful.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-08-25 10:21]

Bonjour Buyapon,
J'aime beaucoup cette photo. Attitude, netteté, regard.
Une jolie composition.
Je la conserve dans mes photos favorites et son auteur dans mes photographes favoris.

Another beautiful bird photo Bungbing! I think that your bird is a Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-25 11:41]

Hello Bungbing.
This bird is a beauty, very elegant! You managed well with exposure and composition is very nice.
Best regards Siggi

Exceente trabajo Bunyapon, con una complicada luz que controlaste perfectamente.
Buena captura de los colores y de las texturas.
Esta especie no la tenemos por aquí, solamente hay Egretta garzetta ( hoy la he publicado yo !! )
Egretta gularis y Egretta alba, que es muy parece a esta que publicas tú hoy.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Bunyapon,
A beautiful capture taken from a good POV with excellent exposure. Details, sharpness and colours are great. Well done!

hello Bungbing
Great pose of this white beauty
great details and good sharpness
greeting lou

Hello Bunyapon,
Spectacular image with very nice colors and excellent focus.
The razor sharp details are amazing.
Wonderful contrast against the background.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-25 15:27]

Magnificent egret and fantastic light balance for the best white of plums,great pose and impressive sharpness too,i like this very professional work!!My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Bunyapon,
Very nice Egret! Really sharp and the whites look great with nice details in the feathers. Good focus and sharpness in the eye. Nice pose it's not very often we get to see the feet on these birds. Excellant.

Nice detailed photo, good lighting. Good point of view. regards yiannis

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-08-26 4:25]

Hello Bunyapon,
A very fine picture of this Cattle Egret which you show here. Very good management of white, a vivid pose of the bird and a very subtle colored background make this picture very pleasing.
Kind regards

Bonjour Bungbing,
Très belle valorisation du sujet sous une belle lumière et une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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