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Indian Pond Heron

Indian Pond Heron
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-13 6:21
Viewed: 1090
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Indian pond heron or paddybird (Ardeola grayii) is a small heron. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Iran and east to Pakistan, India, Burma, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. They are widespread and common but can be easily missed when they stalk prey at the edge of small water-bodies or even when they roost close to human habitations. They are however distinctive when they take off with bright white wings flashing in contrast to the cryptic streaked olive and brown colours of the body. Their camouflage is so excellent that they will close approach before taking to flight, a behaviour which has resulted in folk names and beliefs that the birds are short-sighted or blind.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-13 9:12]

Hi Ram,the quality of this pic isn't the top but were difficult to do better in this difficult light,good details and excellent colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Bonsoir Ram,
La profondeur de champ ne me paraît pas très bonne mais la bonne lumière fait resplendir de très belles couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Loved your notes ... no these birds are not short-sighted at all. Even our Canada goose, while nesting, become motionless when "approached".
This image is slightly out of focus ... specially its back.
Perhaps it was raining at the time of the register and there was a lot of camera shake to avoid getting the lens wet??? No matter what the reason ... I thank you for sharing it ...
Thanks for the EDUCATION.
Mario from Calgary.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-05-13 11:14]

Hello Ram
different ardeola.thanks.

Ciao Ram, great capture of lovely heron in nice walking pose, fascinating reflections, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram,
Très belle capture de ce magnifique oiseau que l'on ne voit malheureusement pas dans nos régions.
Merci du partage et bravo pour cette réalisation.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-05-15 19:22]

Hello Ram,
This is definitely a new bird for me, and a beautiful one at that. I love it's bright olive green legs, light blue lower belly, striped breast and multi colored head. Captured in an attractive semi sneak pose while in it's natural habitat.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-05-18 2:08]

Hello Ram,
Almost like a drawing your picture. I like the fine colors of this Heron and its surroundings. Would have ben great to have the full reflection.
Kind regards

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