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Pond Heron

Pond Heron
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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: 2009-04-11
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-30 19:22
Viewed: 1654
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pond Heron or Paddy bird, it's scientific name is Ardeola grayii. IT is a common marsh bird earthy brown in colour when at rest, but it's white wings, rump and tail flashes into prominence once it flies. In breeding season it acquaires maroon hair like plumes on back and long white occipital crest. Sexes are alike. It's normal method of feeding is to stand hunched up at the water's edge watching patiently and jabbing at the prey once the oppertunity arises.It normally feeds on frogs, crabs, fish, and insects. When the feilds are ploughed it is a feast for them as they can easily find lots of aquatic forms. The nesting season is chiefly May to September.

In here, You can see a Pond Heron's nest with chicks noisy for the feed.

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Hi Smitha
this is super good
i like this composition with so good sharpness and beautiful colours despite the difficult light and location too, the details are truly perfect everywhere
Thanks Andy

Hello Smitha - Beautiful presentation of this Pond Herons, sitting on Mango Tree. Very sharp and natural color. I like the way you have framed it. Thanks for sharing your work with useful NOTE. Best wishes - Srikumar

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-31 11:28]

Hi Smitha,great scene about these cicks so Young and so nice,a great capture very well sharpened despite the distance and difficult location.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Nice capture of the excited Pond Heron chicks, Smitha. Despite sizable distance, the image is sharp and clear with rich details.
Thanks and regards.

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