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Striated Heron

Striated Heron
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400, Matin 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-05 4:05
Viewed: 3977
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Striated Heron (Butorides striata) is also known as Mangrove Heron and Little Heron through various parts of its wide range (Australia, Asia, Africa). This is a small heron with a length of only 40-48cm. They are most numerous around coastlines, especially near mangroves and on tidal flats, but can also be found along rivers with dense stream-side vegetation up to 1,400 m in Asia. They hunt by stealth, crouching low to the ground and often waiting motionless for long periods of time.
I found this one at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in northwestern Singapore.

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  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-10-05 4:32]

Wonderful bird, lovely colors and details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-05 4:33]

Hello Chris,
Great photo of this Striated Heron. Wonderful details in the patterns on the wings. Beautiful light and colours. Very nice pose, composition, OOF BF and POV.

Hi Chris
Beautiful photo...Excellent Comp, color, detail, POV, etc...Very well done...TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-05 4:59]

Hello Chris,
You must have come close to get such a fine frame-filling shot of the Striated Heron, a species I saw in the bot gdns but too far away for my compact at the time.
Nice POV and composition that presents it well.
Thanks and all the best,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-10-05 5:25]

Hello Chris,
Wow, this is a superb and close capture of a beautiful Striated Heron in a fine pose. Lovely light and colours and excellent sharpness. I like the background too! Great!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hello Chris,
Excellent capture of this Striated Heron, very good POV and BG.
TFS. Cheers.

Hello Chris,
Very nice picture of this Striated Heron. Great pov and well seen with the off background. Very well done.

Hello Chris,
nice to see you still are here, my friend.
This is a very fine picture, well composed with good pose.
Good sharpness with lot's of details, natural colours and light. Pretty well exposed but maybe a wee dark, at least on my monitor.
Well done.


hello Chris
exceptional output!
TFS thanks for sharing

hello chris
very super composition with good light and very good sharpness
beautiful colours
great shot

Hello Chris,
a great portrait of the Striated Heron taken from an excellent POV with superb sharpness in a lovely pose, splendid colours and light, i like this very pleasing close composition with an intense eye contact.
Best regards

Hello Chris,
Excellent image, very good details and sharpness.
A superb bird and a nice composition.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6525 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2009-10-05 15:19]

Hi Chris,one of the best heron seeing on TN this year...fantastic sharpness and colors but it's the beautiful composition to make a difference,this water in background is a impressive spectacle!!!thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-10-06 21:46]

Wow, Chris, gorgeous heron.
Love the pose, the details, the colors, the BG.
A beautiful composition.
TFS. : )

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