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Nankeen Night Heron I

Nankeen Night Heron I
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Copyright: Stephanie Loh (greenpinkorange) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 94 N: 415] (1789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Tamron AF55-200mm F/4-5.6 LD MACRO Di II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Singapore [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-25 11:43
Viewed: 3605
Points: 24
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Nankeen Night Heron
Scientific name: Nycticorax caledonicus
Family: Ardeidae
Order: Ciconiiformes

The Nankeen Night Heron is a stocky heron with rich cinnamon upperparts, white-buff underparts, a black crown, and yellow legs and feet. The head is large, the neck short (giving a stooped appearance), and the legs relatively short. During breeding the back of the head bears three white nuptial plumes. The bill is dark olive-green, and the eyes are yellow. Young birds are heavily spotted and streaked white, brown and orange-brown. As they mature, the black cap of the adult develops first, with the body plumage remaining streaked for some time. The Nankeen Night Heron is also called the Rufous Night Heron.

Nankeen Night Herons feed at night in shallow water on a wide variety of insects, crustaceans, fish and amphibians.

The Nankeen Night Heron is nomadic in response to rainfall.

Taken at the Bird Park so i apologise for the horrible roof background.


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bonjour stephanie
l'oiseau est superbe,ses couleurs sont belles et il est bien nette,dommage que le BG ne soit pas autrement.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-03-25 12:09]

hi stephanie; Beautiful photo.
I like composition with cute bird and POV.
Good details, colors and DOF.
Nice shot.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-25 12:34]

Hi Stephanie.
What a nice and clear colour of your shot and perfect lines and shapes of the image. I also like a very impressive lighting and outstanding composition, great DOF and details of the bird and twigs. My compliments and TFS. Superb work.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-03-25 14:47]

Hello Stephanie
i also thing that in regard of the bird everything is quite good , colors & sharpness .i aggreed with you in regard of the BG,
TFS Michel

Hello Steph,
Your bird park is truly rich in birds.
I love this wonderful picture of a Night Heron except for those ID tags around its legs.
Yes, the roof BG looks somewhat 'freaky' -- to use your favourite expression :-).

This is an interesting bird, and it is captured from an effective point of view!
Good colours and details, the close-up work is well done...
Attractive composition!
Pablo -

Salut Steph,
I like this POV, colors and details on the bird. I agree that this BG is not the nicest I have seen but the bird is very well photographed :-) Well seen,

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  • irimi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 2 N: 49] (266)
  • [2007-03-26 8:55]

Hi Stephanie,
You have captured a very pretty bird. The feathers look silky smooth and the colors are so nice. Sharpness is well and the eye is well focused. Although it is not so nice to have that background is still has worked to create contrast. I don't mind the background. I liked it a lot.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-26 11:48]

Hi Stephanie,

The colors on this Heron are amazing! Beautiful shot, sharp details, lovely pose and a marvelous BG.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-03-26 18:39]

hello Stephanie
whats a beautiful and interesting heron. composition, point of view, colours, lighting, sharpness, details and framing are great
thanks for sharing

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2007-03-27 12:31]

hi Stephanie, wonderful bird and excelent shot. Nice POV and coloures.

Cool heron shot. Very sharp. Colours look a bit washed out though.. Nice bracelets this guy have.

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