|Copyright: Amos Dor (amosdor) (105)|
|Date Taken: 2010-08-11|
|Camera: Canon EOS 10D|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2000 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-08-22 14:44|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|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 Greater 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 fish, frogs and insects.
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Hi Amos Dor,
Lovely close-up. Very nice capture with nice use of light. Very well presented.
non si tratta di Sgarza ciuffetto (Ardeola ralloides), ma di Nitticora (Nycticorax nycticorax), che puoi confrontare anche con un giovane da poco involato dal nido. Anche nel tuo caso si tratta di un giovane involatoquest'anno, poiché ha ancora l'iride gialla.
Bellissimo questo ritratto ravvicinato.
Grzie e complimenti
nice one, but its a young night heron, TFS Ori
- CelloO (50)
- [2010-08-23 10:36]
Hi Amos Dor,
Very nice capture, it is a beautiful portrait with very nice colors.
thanks for sharing
bye bye Marcel.
Impressive portrait of this heron, well composed, with nice details on the eye and feathers. Very good management of light. Good night,