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Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret
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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-19
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-04 7:42
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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, the Western Cattle Egret and the Eastern Cattle Egret. 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.
It is a white bird adorned with buff plumes in the breeding season. It nests in colonies, usually near bodies of water and often with other wading birds. The nest is a platform of sticks in trees or shrubs. Cattle Egrets exploit drier and open habitats more than other heron species. Their feeding habitats include seasonally inundated grasslands, pastures, farmlands, wetlands and rice paddies. They often accompany cattle or other large mammals, catching insect and small vertebrate prey disturbed by these animals. Some populations of the Cattle Egret are migratory and others show post-breeding dispersal.

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hallo Joy
beautiul egret with good details nice pose and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Joydeb Da,
Kichu bolar nei.Khub valo chobi.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-08-04 9:54]

Hi Joydeb,
Nice bird,nice photo. Amazing colors, good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-04 11:32]

Hi Joy,magnificent capture despite the cloudy day,the plumage and head details are really fantastics,great composition whit the green as a natural border,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-04 11:45]

Hello Joydeb.
What a lovely capture of a Cattle Egret in a fine pose. Impressive sharp details and beautiful colours. A very nice composition too.Regards Siggi

Ciao Joy, great capture of fantastic Cattle Egret, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Joy
哇 真是柔和的光線 可以照的這樣清晰 真得很棒
鳥的羽毛也好特別及清楚亮麗 紅紅的嘴巴正在凝視
構圖真得很美麗 背景漂亮 謝謝分享

really beautiful angle and clarity of this bird. good work.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-07 7:45]

Great picture! Congratulation. Saludos.

Hello Joy

Excellent photo of the Cattle Egret with a very
fine POV and framing, excellent focus, sharpness,
details and contrast, TFS


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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-08-11 11:53]

Hi Joy,
wonderful photo of this lovely bird,
well composed, excellent sharpness for outstanding details !
I like the natural environment !
Best regards !

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