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Purple Heron

Purple Heron
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of South Africa - Part 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-05-07 10:01
Viewed: 1356
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this 'Purple Heron' (Ardea purpurpea) at Marieval Bird Sanctuary.

We reached early in the morning before Sunrise and waited for sunrise. I like early morning because this is the time you will see most of the active birds. This bird was bit far from me and was hidden behind straws. I just wanted a good focus on its eye and hope I did it. I have seen it's very tough to focus well such heron when its snake like neck you will see against OOF BG. A new species in my list and glad to find this beautiful 'Purple Heron'.

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Hi Sri,
Beautiful capture, the heron rises from the reeds like a queen. Fantastic lights and especially color tones, beside the excellent sharpness and the second to none composition. Absolutely stunning image! Bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-05-07 17:26]

Hello Srikumar,
What a beautifully marked heron you have presented to us. It somewhat reminds me of the Great Blue Heron with just a little difference in markings. The orange colors on its neck match the lovely straw like reeds perfectly.
I like the low POV you managed to capture and your eye focus is right on the money.

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely heron in a beautiful enviroment, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

I love the subtle range of colors you captured here in the sunrise light. There is an intresting play of sunlight on the grey feathers of the bird and you did capture a sharp image despite the narrow neck.

Hello Srikumar

Beautiful photo of the Purple Heron with fine POV and vertical framing,
excellent focus, sharpness, details, lovely warm light and color tones, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-05-14 13:55]

Hi Srikumar,very original capture! I like the imposing perspective,the warm light too is great and the sharpness is perfect,a not easy pic this time....well done! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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