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Black-Headed Heron

Black-Headed 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: 2017-06-18 10:12
Viewed: 1076
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this 'Black-Headed Heron' (Ardea melanocephala) in Marievale Bird Sanctuary. It was bit cloudy day and captured this bird early in the morning.

Black-Headed Heron is a wading bird and you could find it throughout sub-saharan Africa and Madagascar.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-06-18 11:09]

Hello Srikumar,
Sitting in airport on first connecting flight to Africa while checking out recent postings, this one is a beauty. Looks very similar to our Blue Heron except more white coloring on it. Excellent inflight pose showing both top and underwing markings in fine detail. Lovely contrasting colors and perfectly exposed. I like the clean BG.

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in fantastic fly, perfect focus, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Srikumar,
Thanks for visiting my gallery......Amazing capture with such impressive details despite that the bird is in flight. I like the yellow eye....
Thanks for sharing this beauty. Nice colorful feathers....

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-06-20 8:42]

Hi Srikumar,fantastic in flight capture! This isn't an easy pic,but not for you as i can see,the sharpness is the best as possible,impossible to make better. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Srikumar,

The placement of the bird in the frame is indicating movement. The point of view is showing the details of the Black-Headed Heron in flight. The light is giving good colors rendering. Have a nice day.


Hello Srikumar

Great in-flight shot, very fine POV and framing,
great focus, sharpness, details, beautiful light, TFS


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