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Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 0 N: 286] (3684)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-04 3:16
Viewed: 4326
Points: 12
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Heron at the city of Manama. He give me the chance to capture a very close picture.

The herons are wading birds in the Ardeidae family. Some are called egrets or bitterns instead of herons. Within the family, all members of the genera Botaurus and Ixobrychus are referred to as bitterns, and - including the Zigzag Heron or Zigzag Bittern - are a monophyletic group within the Ardeidae. However, egrets are not a biologically distinct group from the herons, and tend to be named differently because they are mainly white and/or have decorative plumes. Although egrets have the same build as the larger herons, they tend to be smaller.

The classification of the individual heron/egret species is fraught with difficulty, and there is still no clear consensus about the correct placement of many species into either of the two major genera, Ardea and Egretta. Similarly, the relationship of the genera in the family is not completely resolved. However, one species formerly considered to constitute a separate monotypic family Cochlearidae, the Boat-billed Heron, is now regarded as a member of the Ardeidae.

Although herons resemble birds in some other families, such as the storks, ibises and spoonbills, they differ from these in flying with their necks retracted, not outstretched. They are also one of the bird groups that have powder down.

Some members of this group nest colonially in trees, others, notably the bitterns, use reedbeds (wikipedia)

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-04 3:26]

Hallo Achim,
was für einen super Bild stellst du uns heute dar!!! Es gefällt mir sehr.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-04 3:53]

Hi Achim,i like a lot the pics whit a strange and magic light like that.Very impressive sharpness on the white heron,a very professional work.My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

hello Achim

beautifully composed photo of this heron, with fine POV,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details, for the framing
Achim i would give less space behind the bird and more
space where the bird is looking, TFS


Hello Achim! Amazing heron. Wonderful scene. Good capture. Nice natural light and colours, good contrast and sharpness. Very good note. Well done!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-23 0:28]

Hello Achim.
There is an impressive sharpness in your photo showing in great details the bird. You have chosen a very good POV catching so well birds sight. Image has wonderfull colors both on the bird and on the background.A very Merry Christmas to you and your family,
Best regards Siggi

Hi Achim,

Awesone clarity in this shot. Nice bright white colour bird and the blue bg. Very nice shot. Very well done


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