|Copyright: Geoffrey Summers (summers) (705)|
|Date Taken: 2016-02-16|
|Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-105mm VR|
|Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2016-02-15 22:36|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Striated heron on a rock at Mont Choisy this morning. Difficult light for this opportunistic shot.|
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Striated heron Butorides striata -
Species: B. striata
Butorides striatus (lapsus)
The striated heron (Butorides striata) also known as mangrove heron, little heron or green-backed heron, is a small heron. Striated herons are mostly non-migratory and noted for some interesting behavioral traits. Their breeding habitat is small wetlands in the Old World tropics from west Africa to Japan and Australia, and in South America. Vagrants have been recorded on oceanic islands, such as Chuuk and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marianas and Palau; the bird recorded on Yap on February 25, 1991, was from a continental Asian rather than from a Melanesian population, while the origin of the bird seen on Palau on May 3, 2005 was not clear.
This bird was long considered to be conspecific with the closely related North American species, the green heron, which is now usually separated as B. virescens, as well as the lava heron of the Galápagos Islands (now B. sundevalli, but often included in B. striata, e.g. by BirdLife International); collectively they were called "green-backed herons".
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definitely a well composed image that is showing the heron in an attractive pose. With thanks, and best regards,
PS.: The slight softness allover the image might be the result of too much data compression after downsize to 80 pixels width. The image seems to be compessed to just 76KB. Maintaining data close to the TN 300KB limit may always be recommended. Some little postwork may also increase the impact of presentation - please see the attached workshop.