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Green-Backed Heron

Green-Backed Heron
Photo Information
Copyright: Ben Broughton (Lourens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 0 N: 321] (1223)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-09-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-10-10 2:43
Viewed: 250
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Green-backed Heron (Bactorides striata)

The sexes are alike with the female a little duller. Small size with blackish-green back and grey underparts. When breeding the eyes are orange and legs are orange to orange-red. Non-breeding they are duller, the eyes are yellow and legs yellow-brown.
Status: Fairly common resident mostly sedentary and solitary.
Habitat: Vegetated fresh water margins.
Food: Fish, frogs, reptiles, birds and insects.

This image was captured at Lake Panic, Kruger National Park.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-10-10 22:25]


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-10-11 13:56]

Hi Ben,curious pose and perfect sharpness,an excellent capture of this heron species,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ben,
Excellent photo with great pose from the heron. Beautiful details / sharpness on the plumage and well blurred background to gain attention on the heron only. Nice colors, especially the orange / red legs make good contrast with the other part of the image. Elegant work, congratulations! Just a little amendment to your note: the genus name is Butorides, not Bactorides.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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