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Cattle Egret 2

Cattle Egret 2
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Copyright: Smitha Komath (smitha) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 80-400mmD ED AF VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-28 5:48
Viewed: 2891
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The bird in this picture is Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis. One can distinguish it from Little egret by colour of the bill which is yellow ,not black. During breeding season it acquires an orange buff on head, neck and back.(You can see the orange buff on its head in the picture.)
They are mostly seen with grazing cattle, running in and out between their legs and lunging out to seize insects disturbed by their movements amongst the grass.They eat chiefly insects like grasshoppers, frogs,lizards, fish etc. They roosts at night in favourite trees sharing it with mynahs, crows and other birds.

As promised I am posting another picture of Cattle egret. I think this one gives a better view.

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Hi Smitha, This picture of the egret has come out very sharp. The BG is also good. Good POV, composition and framing.

TFS, Regards, Kiran

Hello Smitha
Very nice shot of this Cattle Egret,
Perfect composition and lighting,


Very clear, sharp and the contrasting colors are really good. I love this background. what is it actually?
Good POV and composition


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-28 11:23]

Hi Smitha,

A nice portrait on a stunning BG,a pity you could not bring some more details,contrasts on the white otherwise this could be a winner,TFS



Excellent image. The lighting and background are excellent.

Murali Santhanam

Hi :)
Very clear image.
Composition, colour and exposure is excellent. very well done.
Regards, Krzysztof.

This is an equally beautiful portrait of the Cattle Egret, Smitha.
The darker tone in the blurred BG, apparently caused by a palm frond, suits the image very well.
Keep shooting diligently!

Hello Smitha , very right exposure level of whites , good portrait , TFS.

dear smitha, very beautiful portrait of cattle egret. Like the head, beak and eye details. Very nice composition.
with best regards.vab.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2007-03-29 23:39]

Great shot, good detail and nice framing.

Very beautiful bird and great clear eyes. well shot.


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-04-03 3:45]

Nice portrait of Egret.Well controlled exposure&composition.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-04-03 18:28]

Very well composed shot Smitha, the bird is well cropped, I like the texture the palm of the tree makes in the background too. Very sharp and well exposed. Thanks.


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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-05 11:03]

Hello Smitha
Very nice shot of this Cattle Egret,
Very clear, sharp and the contrasting colors are really good backgraound is so good TFS

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2007-04-19 10:24]

Hi Smitha,
beautiful portrait of this cattle egret, nice profil and contrast between bird and background. Bubulcus ibis is a new species in Danube Delta where I live.
Congratulation, Dan

Hi MF Smitha,

Great portrait capture pf a cattle egret from very nice vantage point with perfect focus, excellent DOF, great clarity and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice day!

Ps. Sorry for late commenting. I had some internet connection problems to TN.

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