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Cattle Egrets on Mango Tree

Cattle Egrets on Mango Tree
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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: 2017-04-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-04-09 10:34
Viewed: 1113
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Went to a lake about 60 KM from my place for a Sunday outing. The migratory birds from Central Asia have now returned to their original habitat and there are only the local residents in view like this flock of Cattle Egrets. I captured them while they were landing on a large mango tree in blossom.

The cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron (family Ardeidae) found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Bubulcus, although some authorities regard two of its subspecies as full species, the western cattle egret and the eastern cattle egret. Despite the similarities in plumage to the egrets of the genus Egretta, it is more closely related to the herons of Ardea. Originally native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe, it has undergone a rapid expansion in its distribution and successfully colonised much of the rest of the world in the last century.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-04-09 18:42]

Hello Ram,
A neat action shot of these very active Cattle Egrets. I can only imagine what it must have been like trying to focus with all those white wings frantically flapping amongst the tree tops.
Very sharp focus while showing wonderful detail and lovely natural color tones. The bright blue sky is an added bonus to an already beautiful image.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-04-11 3:56]

Hi Ram,i never seen a lot of egrets like in your pic,maybe is a common situation in your country but not in mine..eheeh...great capture very sharp and bright as usual. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ram, great capture of a lot of egrets, wonderful natural colors, splendid light, fine details and good sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram

I personally love this kind of bird/wild animal environmental photos,
excellent photo with a very fine POV and faming, and perspective, TFS


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