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Cattle Egret


Cattle Egret
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Copyright: Manoj Nair (manojtnair) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 23] (161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-12-19 17:47
Viewed: 4023
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a stocky species, with a short thick bill. The non-breeding adult has all-white plumage, a yellow bill, and greyish-yellow legs. When breeding, orange buff plumes develop on the back, breast and crown, and the legs become orange pink. The sexes are similar, but juvenile birds have a black bill.

The Cattle Egret is often found in dry grassy habitats, unlike most herons which are associated with shallow water. It feeds on insects, especially grasshoppers, and is usually found with cattle and other large animals which disturb small creatures which the egrets then catch. This species will sometimes ride on the backs of these animals.

The Cattle Egret is native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe.

(The above details are from the Wikipedia site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattle_Egret)

haraprasan, nirmalroberts, Necipp, Argus, marhowie, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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Hi Manoj,
A beautiful capture of this egret. Nicely composed with excellent details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Manoj,
Great capture of this Cattle Egret during breeding season. Nice details.
Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

Thank you so much for appreciating my oleanders.

Hello Manoj what a beautifull bird with good POV nice catch tfs rgds Necip.

hello manoj,
nice capture of the beautiful egret, you got a good pose with nice eye contact,
tfs & regards
pankaj

very nice bird with delicated colours, good shot and nice picture
ciao
franco

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-22 9:42]

Hello Manoj,
Fine porrait of a Cattle Egret in breeding plumage with pretty good sharpness and an excellent pose against the contrasting grassy BG.
Well done and thanks for sharing this one,
Regards, Ivan

Nice capture Manoj,
Good POV, DOF, and color. Perhaps more space front, less behind would be better.
Happy Holidays!
Howard

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-12-24 10:37]

HELLO MANOJ,
NICE SHOT OF THE CATTLE EGRET IN BREEDING PLUMAGE. GOOD COLOURS AND CONTRASTS. EXCELLENT POV.
THANKS FOR THE SHARE,
SMITHA.
MERRY X-MAS.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-29 1:31]

Hi Manoj,
Just marking it to come back later with a proper critique.
Regards.
Sumon

Hello Manoj,
Very well captured position of this beauty. It has gorgeous color and neck with pretty face. Superb details and clarity and very well done.
Best regards,
Jusni

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