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Little Heron


Little Heron
Photo Information
Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR, hoya 77mm HMC UV[O]
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds in Singapore [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-27 7:09
Viewed: 9671
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Little Heron

Description:
Fairly small and stocky. Plumage grey-blue with white cap and white scales on wings; immature streaked brown.

Range:
Pan tropical. Some are residents in Peninsular Malaysia while others are migrants.

Main features:
Small (40-46cm); greenish-grey; neck short; black crown with long black crest;
adult little heron
underparts paler grey; bill black; legs and toes pale yellow/ orange; facial skin greenish. Genders look alike.

Juvenile: Generally duller; upperparts dark brown; white spots on wings; throat, neck and breast white streaked brown; legs dull green.

In flight: Wings appear all dark; toes project well beyond tail.

Call: A quiet bird. Its call described as a harsh single ke-yow or chauk when flushed into flight; a raspy kitch-itch-itch; a loud kweak..kee-kee-kee.

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I like this shot, great colour, DOP and reflections.
Maurizio

nice colors and comp., but the bird seems soft to me.
beth

I think this looks very crisp and sharp. The dry curly floating leaf just makes it - good composition!

Great reflection, and true colors.
Nice shot.
Andrea

Hello,
Like the shot a lot of this heron and the reflection,composed very good,tried a workshop if I coul improve a little ,hope you dont mind,

Thanks,
Paul

Hi Meerkat,

This is a great pic. Love the clarity of the reflection .. the water must have been still indeeed :)
Am doing a workshop on your image. I think cropping it differently might be interesting.
Congrautlations on a pic well taken :)
TFS!!
Liezel

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-28 2:43]

A beautiful composition with gorgeous colors, Meerkat.
It looks like a painting. :)
TFS. : )

What a great reflection and colors. This photo looks so serene. In the short time I lived in SIngapore I've never heard of this garden, but it looks great.
TFS,
Niek

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1729 W: 95 N: 2273] (8413)
  • [2006-03-28 15:31]

Hi Meerkat,
Great colour and texture in water sufarce. Nice photo
TFS
José M.

Love the mirrored image of this little Heron Meerkat, nice work.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-04 6:04]

Hi Hwee,
A lovely shot, I've never seen this bird before. Nice detail and excellent colours, a nice composition too.
Regards,
Adrian

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  • sound Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 15] (174)
  • [2006-04-11 11:27]

the reflections are stunning, nice setting including colours

Beautiful!!! Absolute nice.. The colour and sharpnes lovely. Great reflex in vater. I like this very much. Thanks share..
Jorgen.

One more too my favorite photos...

Hi Hwee,
this photo is a work of art in the truest sense of the word.A harder focus on the bird is what would make this picture shine even more brightly.I had a look at the offered workshops and they really don't add any noticeable improvement on your original,well done! Bob

Simplemente maravillosa :::::::::::::::::::::

Saludos desde España Ang.

Witaj Ang!
Pretty frame. Splendid sharpness and object. Amazing!!!
It congratulates and I greet - Roma

The mirror immage of on this photo is very effective. Nicely done with good notes.
Regards
Betsie

Hi,
Very nice composition with great details and colors, I like the mirror effect, very welle done
TFS
Jean-Michel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5084 W: 166 N: 13009] (48434)
  • [2007-10-05 11:30]

Hello Ang Hwee,
Another beauty with a perfect reflection on the water. Fantastic colours and DOF. Beautiful composition.
Regards,
Peter

Nice shot. Beautiful colours and good composition.

Hi Aug,
Wow this is a stunner, beautiful reflection, stunning colours, well framed and composed, really nice work all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2008-08-10 7:24]

Hello Ang,
thanks for liking my alien.
This shot is really stunning. Great reflection and great clarity.
Well thought and skillfully executed.

regards,
Foozi

beautiful pic, tFS Ori

Nice colors and composition. tfs

lovely reflection

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  • Helio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 16] (533)
  • [2011-12-03 7:53]

Wowww...fantastic shot.

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