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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-12 3:01
Viewed: 3066
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Today I went to Sonepat for somework and found a lot of birds enjoying themself in an open land. Tried to capture some of them.


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Bubulcus
Bonaparte, 1855
Species: B. ibis
Binomial name
Bubulcus ibis

The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron (family Ardeidae) found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Bubulcus, although some authorities regard its two subspecies as full species. Despite the similarities in plumage to the egrets of the genus Egretta, it is more closely related to the herons of Ardea. Originally native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe, it has undergone a rapid expansion in its distribution and successfully colonised much of the rest of the world.

Technical Information

Exposure Time: 1/400
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 300/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-07-12 11:42
Metering Mode: Partial
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 266 kb

Thanks for looking. Ganesh

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Hello Gannesh,

A very detailed capture of the egret showing its lovely colours, long beak and staring eye.
Is the inset another view of the same bird?
The bird is nicely extracted from the b/g.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Ganesh,
very nice portrait of egret with great details,good sharpness and nice bg,superb presentation,
well done,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-07-12 4:37]

Hello Narayanan, wonderful capture of this bird. TFS.
Regards, Mehmet

Hi Ganesh Ji,
A nice capture of this cattle egret. Very good composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-12 10:21]

Hi Ganesh,

Beautiful shots of this Egret with wonderful colors and excellent details. I love the yellow eye! Looks wonderful against the green background. The expression on the one in the inset is priceless. What a face.


Hello Narayanan
I have seen this species in many times. But I have never seen it such a pose as like your posted. It is interesting and very nice. I think coloration in reddish different from ones here. Probably subspecies different. Nice portraite work. Thanks. best wishes

Hi Ganesh,
Wonderful shots of these cattle egrets with splendid colours and framing. TFS. Have a nice sunday my friend!

PS. As I seen you achived to write in bold & italic:) Well done!

Hello The shot is good and normally seen in paddy field. Sharp focus on the eyes. Vignesh

Superb shot, Ganesan!And I do not know how, but even though everything is so focussed and sharp, you've captures some movement, and it adds to the main shot!

Good grab.

Hi Ganesh,

This is an excellent photo. Very good colors, POV and clarity.

I like the fact that you included the front view of the bird.


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