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White Heron

White Heron
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Aquatic Birds - Aves Acuáticas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-14 7:49
Viewed: 5202
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
The plumage is entirely white, smooth and abundant. Coveted aigrettes, which almost they caused his extinction and that is related to the sexual exhibition of the species, is forty long pens, with the beards messed up hair, that are born in the dorsal region.

The white heron (Egretta Alba) occupies different atmospheres but always related to the water: matting, lagoons, rivers and marshy zones. Like the other species of the family, present adaptations for the aquatic life, like the extension of the legs, thanks to which it can overcome relatively deep waters.

The nest building colonies can be in dense juncus, trees next to the lagoons or existing trees in flooded fields.

Its area of distribution includes the five continents. In America its from the south of the United States and Mexico, passing by Colombia and Venezuela, to Argentina and Chile. Also it lives in the Galápagos islands, Dutch Antilles and Trinidad Tobago.

The white heron can walk solitary - in this case cautious and it is distrusted -, although in general it prefers to form groups, since it is a sociable bird and of gregarious habits.

One moves and it feeds during the hours of light, but at dusk likes to meet it in great groups and to occupy the glasses of the high trees, where it rests, although also it can do it on the ground, in some humid or subject to flooding land.

Of October to December the white heron nest. It does in atmospheres related to the water and forming colonies integrated by a variable number of pairs.

It locates its nests on the stems of the rushes, to a variable height on the water, but also on the trees and level with the ground.

Constructed with rushes doubled and cut and something of stuffed - stems of thistle, small branches, canes, bulrush- the nests measure between fifty and sixty centimeters of diameter and little form a pronounced concavity in which usually are some pens.

(Trans. of Babel Fish)

kikvel, japie, ellis49, nwoehnl, elroyie, PDP, AndyB, carper, gerhardt, Alex99, dew77, Viera has marked this note useful
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Hola Ricardo:

Veo que estas mas activo aqui en TN, a mi me es dificil seguirle el paso a todos!!!!

Por eso estuve como ausente.

Buenisima foto, como siempre el blanco haciendonos dificil la vida!!!


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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-14 11:00]

This is a great shot! The DOF, colors and definition are absolutely stunning. Very well taken!

Great picture.
Good DOF, nice colors, and good composition.
Good note
Well done.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-14 12:51]

Hi Ricardo
This is not a bad image of this heron. Like the perch and reflectionin the water too.

Great shot of this heron, Ricardo. The composition is very good with the bird standing on the diagonally placed log, and of course the reflection is a bonus. Nice color and light setting, well done.

Very good quality and colours the composition is almost perfect, it is pitty that you cropped the heron's reflection.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-14 14:45]

Wow, Beautiful. You've done a super job here. The water is fantastic, almost black, like oil. Excellent shot, well done Ricardo.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-14 17:06]

A beautiful capture.
Very nice composition with good colours and detail.
Nice reflections too.
A great note too.
Very well done.

Muy buena foto, con agua celeste y bastantes reflejos. Está muy bueno eso de poner el tronco en diagonal con una parte sumergida, la que incluso puede verse a través del agua. Bien posicionado le pájara hacia un lado de la foto.

very nice one Ricardo,
Very nice composition, with great colours, I love the reflection on the water, very good note too, great job

Very good. Shows him in a nice compo. DOF and light excellent. Detailed note too. Thanx, Ricardo.

This one's nice ! !
The whole composition with in a wonderful surroundings, colours and sharpness, great work (again)

Trčs belle capture. Le reflet dans l'eau, les couleurs et le détail sont parfaits. Merci. Rudy

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-09 6:49]

Hi Ricardo.
I love your collection so much. This picture is perfect. Its clear excellent saturated colours, nice reflection of the sky into the water, attractive lighting and shadows, crisp sharpness and perfect details of the beautiful bird are amazing. Composition of the shot, its cropping and presentation are skilful.

Allow me to attach your name to my list of favorite authors. Thank you very much.
Yours Alexei.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-09 6:53]

Hello Ricardo,
Very nice capture.POV,colors,details,reflections on water,DOF and composition are wonderful.Have a great weekend!

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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 74] (494)
  • [2007-04-16 10:18]

Hi Ricardo,
very nice shot of this white heron,I like that you have photographed it on the dark water background,the beauty of the bird is well expressed.Wonderful composition.

Best regards


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  • kona Silver Star Critiquer [C: 35 W: 3 N: 0] (875)
  • [2009-01-04 15:41]

A good expression. Good composition. It is a favorite photograph calmly.
Best wishes, kona

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