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Black-Headed Heron

Black-Headed Heron
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-09-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of South Africa - Part 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-09-25 10:31
Viewed: 1416
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this "Black-Headed Heron" (Ardea melanocephala) at Marievale Bird Sanctuary. It was a cloudy day and early in the morning saw this bird flying towards fading Sun. It was a difficult shot to me, due to facing lens towards light bird could get totally dark. Moreover its colour is enough to ruin my shot in such dull weather.

Black-Headed Heron is a large wading bird, common throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar.
* Tall - 85 cm
* Wingspan - 150 cm
* Habitat - Shallow water

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Hi Srikumar,

The space in front of the bird is indicating movement. The point of view is showing the details of the Black-Headed Heron in flight. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colours. Have a nice dya.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-09-26 10:41]

Hello Srikumar,
Nice photo of this Black-headed Heron in flight. Fine sharpness and, despite the circumstances, beautiful contrasting colors.

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of fantastic in-flight bird, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Sri
very nice picture to see this bird in flight
good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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