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Squacco Heron-3

Squacco Heron-3
Photo Information
Copyright: cahit agcal (cako) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/1500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-21 15:27
Viewed: 3366
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Squacco Heron (Tr:Alaca Balıkcıl)
The Squacco Heron, Ardeola ralloides, is a small heron, 40-49 cm long with 82-95 cm wingspan. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Europe and the Middle East. It is a migrant, wintering in Africa. It is rare north of its breeding range.

This is a stocky species with a short neck, short thick bill and buff-brown back. In summer, adults have long neck feathers. Its appearance is transformed in flight, when it looks very white due to the colour of the wings.

Their breeding habitat is marshy wetlands in warm countries. They nest in small colonies, often with other wading birds, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. 3-4 eggs are laid.

These herons feed on insects, fish and amphibians.
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TR:Küçük ve tıknaz bir balıkçıldır. İlkbaharda rengi parlak pembemsi-sarımsı kahverengidir ve başındaki açık renk tüyler sırtına kadar uzanır. Diğer zamanlarda rengi mat, açık kahverengi-kremdir ancak uçarken dikkat çekici beyaz kanatlarını gözler önüne serer. Gençlerinin sırtı daha koyudur ve boyunlarının ön tarafı çizgilidir.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-07-21 15:30]

Nefis bir uçar poz olmuş..
ellerinize sağlık..

Merhaba cahit,
once again you are sharing with us this beautiful inflight of Squacco Herson!
the soft and gentle lighting truly beautiful over the subject with total sharpness, nice colour and details
well done

Superb shot with amazing light and colours!


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-21 16:12]

Hi Cahit,

I'm so jealous of all you people who see these wonderful herons in flight. A beautiful capture with wonderful wing positions. Beautiful details of the face and wings. Excellent colors - I love those golden tones.


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-07-21 17:23]

Hi Cahit

Great in-flight capture of the Heron.
Nice composed with a good POV and a great pose.
The bird is nicely lit with nice details.
Lovely colours too.


You managed wonderful sharp detail in this shot Cahit. The colors and wing pattern are super.

Evelynn : )

Very nice lighting! I like the focus and the speed setting you used. Very good in flight capture.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-21 22:05]

Merhaba Cahit,
Renkler, artalan ve netlik süper.
Çok başarılı bir çalışma olmuş.
Elinize sağlık.

Nefis bir balıkçıl karesi. Elinize sağlık.

Selamlar Cahit Bey, enfes bir çekim. 4/4!lük. Elinize sağlık.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-07-22 6:34]

Hi Cahit
Excellent in flight capture.Good POV and very sharp image with ecellent plumage detail.Colors and light are very good.
TFS Michel

  • Great 
  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-07-22 7:07]

Mükemmel bir çekim Cahit bey, tebrikler.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-22 12:43]

Hello Cahit,
Fantastic photo of this Squacco Heron in flight. Very sharp and splendid colours. Nice pose and POV.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-23 7:52]

Hello Cahit,
A superb in-flight of a Squacco Heron with excellent sharpness and light management against a blue sky. The wing position and composition are superb too.
TFS this beauty,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-23 9:05]

Another excellent shot Cahit! Very sharp, beautiful light and a perfect exposure, you must be proud, well done, thanks!


Hi Cahit,

Great picture of this inflight Heron.
Lots of details and very good exposure.


Ciao Cahit,
spettacolare cattura in volo di sgarza ciuffetto dalla bellissima livrea, eccellente nitidezza con una precisa messa a fuoco e una perfetta esposizione.
Grazie e complimenti.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-29 9:45]

Hi Cahit.
Simply outstanding picture of a very nice bird. Pictured moment is amazing. And quality of the shot is fantastic. I like razor sharpness of the bird image, terrific exposure and wonderful colours. Bravo. Perfect job.

  • Great 
  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-07-29 11:11]

merhaba cahit bey
ne zaman görsem çekmeye doyamadığım türlerdendir
çok net ve detaylı bir uçar karesi
ışık ve renkler nefis
eline sağlık

Very nice Cahit.
Well done!

  • Great 
  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-09-05 13:12]

Wow Cahit

Perfect frozen in-flight shot, nicely composed and with great colours. An impressive shot!



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