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Ixobrychus minutus

Ixobrychus minutus
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Copyright: Ali Atahan (asfur) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 33] (569)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, canon EF 75-300mm IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bird of Gediz Delta [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-02 12:41
Viewed: 3199
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ixobrychus minutus, küçük balaban, little bittern..

The Little Bittern can be a difficult bird to locate since it spends much of its time hidden in dense reedbeds. Occasionally though it pops up and skims hurriedly over the top of the reeds showing the strikingly pale panels of its upperwing. When a Little Bittern does drop back into the reeds it may still perch prominently, showing off its dark cap and pale body as well as the pale wing coverts. Birds in full breeding plumage show a distinct red tinge to the bill. (birdguides.com)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-02 13:19]

Hello Ali!
Wonderful capture.POV,angry expression on face,clear details and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)
Ellerinize sağlık!

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-01-02 13:50]

Great capture, and very nicely shown in its habitat, with the focus spot-on, excellent quality, great compo, no nits. Bitterns are shy and the habitat adds to the problem, a very good catch you made here, Congratulations!

The bird is stunningly captured in fine detail, though one might wish for the reed not to be in front of it, and I could see others adiving careful cloning out of it to remove the distraction.
How close were you to the bird with the 300mm lens or is this a large crop?

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-02 17:27]

Belle prise,l'éclairage est parfait et fait bien ressortir les détails de l'oiseau et ces belles couleurs.

Félicitations pour l'environnement naturel.



Ali, excellent capture, colors just right, tfs

What an absolutely gorgeous photo. I love the verticals and the shade of green. I am amazed that you spotted him in the reeds. Were you in a boat or on shore? I like the proportions of the crop. Lovely.

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