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Chinese Pond Heron

Chinese Pond Heron
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-26 5:35
Viewed: 1978
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Chinese Pond Heron is typically 47 cm (18.5 in) long with white wings, a yellow bill with a black tip, yellow eyes and legs. Its overall colour is red, blue and white during breeding season, and greyish-brown and flecked with white at other times.
It is found in shallow fresh and salt-water wetlands and ponds in China and adjacent temperate and subtropical East Asia. Essentially a lowland bird, its range is delimited by the subarctic regions in the north, and by the mountain ranges in the west and south.
The species is prone to some vagrancy. One individual in breeding plumage was seen by the river at Bonzon near Gangaw just inside the Chin State of Burma , west of the species' usual range, on April 8, 1995. A stray bird stopping over on Saint Paul Island, Alaska on August 49, 1997 was the first recorded occurrence of this species in the USA.
Its food consists of insects, fish, and crustaceans. The Chinese Pond Heron often nests in mixed-species heronries. It lays a clutch of 3-6 blue-green eggs.
It is fairly common and not considered a threatened species by the IUCN

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Hello Foozi,
Wonderful composition and colours luminosity,captured with nice details and lovely PoV.
TFS and my regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-01-26 5:45]

Hello Foozi ,
great photo here , what a beautiful bird , really good color and detail , and I like the setting very much, thanks for sharing it.Regards Siggi

Ciao Foozi, lovely composition with nice haron in a beautiful ambientation, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-26 6:06]

Hello Foozi,
Excellent photo of this Chinese Pond Heron. Attractive composition with a lot of space around the bird. Splendid natural colours and good sharpness. Very nice pose.

Hello Foozi, I am fortunate that you are my neighbor today.
a lovely Chinese Pond Heron with great green back ground. perfect composition and good eye contact is strong of this picture.
good sharpness and optimum colour.
with my best wishes,

Salam Foozi,
A great capture of this Heron with beautiful colors, details & pose. Well composed & presented with a great POV. TFS & best salam!


Hi Foozi,
really nice presentation. Beautiful warm colours. Perfect point of view. Of course very interesting bird.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Foozi

Excellent photo of the Chinese Pond Heron
that the shape looks like our Green Heron,
very fine POV and framing, beautiful light,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS



Hello Foozi,
Kind regards,

Hello Foozi
Excellent setting, very nice background, excellent light and detail. Good eye contact.
A fine photo.
regards yiannis

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-01-26 10:22]

lovely capture with remarkable detail and great bg management


Salam Foozi,

Hope life is good. Do not have enough time but you know this is a classic shot of high quality, thanks a lot for sharing.....take care...warm regards/Abid

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-26 11:33]

Hi Foozi,really a great spectacle!The best light and a magnificent pose,great work,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi Foozi,

If I ever lived in Malaysia again, I would spend lots of time in Tamanagara! Nice shot of this pond heron. You might have been able to crop more and enlarge your focal point, which is a wonderfully composed image. TFS.


Hello Foozi
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness

Hi Foozi
Your light have created super colourful photo. You caught a great pose from the Heron with great detail. Your composition, POV, DOV make it special.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Salam Foozi.
Excellent rendering of the background with stunning perch profile of the bird.

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