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Night Heron


Night Heron
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Copyright: cahit agcal (cako) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/750 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99's favorite shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-11 11:07
Viewed: 3611
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gece balıkçılı (Nycticorax nycticorax), balıkçılgiller (Ardeidae) familyasına ait orta boyutlarda bir balıkçıl türü.

Erişkin 64 cm büyüklüğünde ve 800 gr ağırlığındadır. Siyah bir tacı ve arkası vardır, vücudun geri kalanı beyaz veya gridir. Gözleri kırmızı ve kısa bacakları sarı renklidir. Genç kuşlar kahverengi olup beyaz ve gri beneklerler kaplıdır. Bunların kısa boyunlu ve güçlü balıkçıllardır.

Bu kuşlar çoğunlukla geceleyin suyun kenarında avını pusuya düşürmek için beklerler. Gün esnasında ağaçlar veya çalılıklarda dinlenirler. Öncelikle, küçük balıklar, kabuklular, kurbağalar, suya ait böcekler ve küçük memelileri yerler.

The breeding habitat is fresh and salt-water wetlands throughout much of the world. The subspecies N. n. hoactli breeds in North and South America from Canada as far south as Patagonia, and the nominate race N. n. nycticorax in Europe, Asia and Africa. Black-crowned Night Herons nest in colonies on platforms of sticks in a group of trees, or on the ground in protected locations such as islands or reedbeds. Three to eight eggs are laid.

This heron is migratory outside the tropical parts of its extensive range, where it is a permanent resident. The North American population winters in Mexico, the southern United States, Central America, and the West Indies, and the Old World birds winter in tropical Africa and southern Asia.

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Well done, Cahit.
Nicely done Heron in flight...
TFS
Annick

Hi Cahit ,
Like I have said before, your pictures are much impressive and this one is no exception! This is a great capture with perfect exposure, composition, details and wonderful colors. Wonderful!
Claudine

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-11 11:12]

Hello Cahit,
Beautiful lighting, a great POV, sharpness and composition make this a wonderful in-flight capture of a Night Heron. The eye looks great.
TFS this beauty,
Ivan

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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
  • [2008-07-11 11:36]

Beautiful capture Cahit. The colors and sharpness of the shot is spot on and the grayish background accentuates the subject quite effectively.

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-07-11 12:27]

Hola Cahit, excelente imagen, me gusta la composición de esta toma con buen color y muy buena exposición. Un saludo

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2008-07-11 13:02]

Hello Cahit,

Wonderful shot.
Excellent sharpness, perfect exposure, composition and wonderful saturation.
Very well done!

TFS,
Norbert

Merheba Cahit bey nefis bir gece balıkçılı karesi. Elinize sağlık. İyi bir hafta sonu dileklerimle...
Bayram

Merhaba cahit,
Selam!!
Excellent shot of the inflight Heron with best exposure and focus
very sharp with good colour and details
well done
Tony

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-11 15:07]

Merhaba Cahit Bey,
Cekim acinizi cok begendim. Goz de nefis duruyor. Elinize saglik
Selamlar

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-11 16:47]

Hi Cahit,

This is an exceptionally beautiful capture of the Heron in flight. A beautiful position with a wonderful view of the entire bird. The colors are magnificent - I love the beiges and browns and the wonderful red eye and yellow legs. Details of the face, wings, plummage and tail feathers are marvelous. A beautiful picture.

Jane

You got a wonderful sharp image with that big lens. It certainly does well at the long end! ... and it isn't stabilized. I used to have the Sigma 80-400mm stabilized lens and it was never good at the long end.
TFS
Evelynn : )

Spettacolare cattura di Nitticora, bellissima composizione per l'elegante postura di volo, eccellente definizione dei dettagli e perfetta messa a fuoco sul luminoso occhio rosso, molto belli i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-12 4:19]

Hello Cahit,
Superb photo of this Night Heron in flight.
The sharpness and details are excellent. Amazingly beautiful light and splendid colours. Very good POV, BG and composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-07-12 6:18]

Hola Cahit,
interesante captura,
buen foco y bello color,
agradable trabajo,
saludos

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-07-12 20:35]

Hello Cahit,
an excellent shot of the heron. Though flying you rendered it very clearly and beautifully. Great skills that you possess. Very excellent composition and well designed and planned.
congratulations!

regards,
Foozi

Cahit merhaba , nefis olmuş , tebrik ederim .

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-14 11:30]

Merhaba Cahit,
Gördüğüm en güzel uçar Gece balıkçılı fotosu diyebilirim. Göz, gaga ve tırnak ayrıntıları muhteşem. Enfes bir çalışma olmuş. Elinize sağlık. Hüseyin.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-07-14 12:29]

merhaba cahit
güzel bir uçar karesi
erişkinlerde bu göz detayı çok güzel görünüyor çekimlerde
ben daha erişkini bu şekilde çekemedim
eline sağlık
selamlar
izler

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-07-17 18:32]

Hi Cahit
Great inflight shot with superb detail specially the eye contact and excellent sharpness
tfs jon

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-07-18 2:00]

Selam Cahit Bey, nefis bir uçuş karesi. Herşey mükemmel. Elinize sağlık. Mehmet

Merb Cahit mukemmel poz ve detaylar cok guzel, Goz keskinlik super tebrikler selam Necip

merhaba Cahit bey,
hem TNde hem de trakuşta eskisi kadar sık göremiyorum çekimlerinizi. ama bir şeyi görüyorum, değişmez kalite. nefis bir gece balıkçılı çekimi. renkleriyle, kompozsiyon, netlik ve keskinliğiyle çok çok güzel olmuş. elinize sağlık. sağlıcakla kalın.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-19 10:28]

Hi Cahit.
Simply tremendous picture. I am amazed a lot and this is my one more favorite image. Details and sharpness of the bird image are stunning. Wingspread of the bird and your POV are amazing too. Timing and exposure parameters are the best. Bravo.
Alexei.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-07-21 14:41]

Hi Cahit
Excellent in flight image.Good POV and very sharp image with great plumage detail.I like the light catch in the eye.
TFS Michel

Great pose within the frame and excellent focus and colours. Another exceptional bird shot.
John

Hi Cahit
Very nice shot and good focuse
well done .. TFS
-- SADEGH --

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