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Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret
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Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-27 8:07
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Cattle Egret
Lat : Bubulcus ibis
Tur : Sığır balıkçılı

**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. 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 stocky white bird adorned with buff plumes in the breeding season which 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. Unlike most other herons, it feeds in relatively dry grassy habitats, often accompanying cattle or other large mammals, since it catches insect and small vertebrate prey disturbed by these animals. Some populations of the Cattle Egret are migratory and others show post-breeding dispersal.

The adult Cattle Egret has few predators, but birds or mammals may raid its nests, and chicks may be lost to starvation, calcium deficiency or disturbance from other large birds. This species removes ticks and flies from cattle, but it can be a safety hazard at airfields, and has been implicated in the spread of tick-borne animal diseases.
** From Wikipedia

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-27 8:11]

Hello Akif
nice shot. Another rare species for me. Well done

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-04-27 8:23]

Merhaba Akif,
Çok güzel,çok estetik bir çalışma olmuş.
Selamlar,iyi haftalar,ellerine sağlık!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-04-27 9:29]

Hi akif
Beautiful closed up.Excellent POV and pose in the natural habitat.Sharp image with excellent detail of the white plumage.Hope to see one of them one day.
TFS Michel

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-04-27 10:10]
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merhaba akif
nefis bir sığır balıkçılı kadrajı paylaşmışsın
bende biliyorsun 400mm f/5.6 var, senin lens ile 600mm arasında kararsızım katkılarını bekliyorum

hello Akif
great sharpness and very good details of the bird
beautiful colours
super !!
greeting lou

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-04-27 11:11]

Beautiful picture, the exposure and sharpness are spot on.
Well conposed wiht good POV, nice colours and verfy good DOF.
The bird standout well fron the BG.
Very good work.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-27 11:14]

Hi Akif. A top picture of the Cattle Egret, Which you have taken with a fine low POV. The detail and colours are very good. well done TFs.

Ooooo, Akif üreme renklerinde nefis kıçmış bu sığır balıkçılı. Elinse sağlık. Selamlar

Akif merhaba
yine nefis bir kare göndermişsin. modelinden, netliğine, renklerine ve kadrajına, hepsi çok güzel. eline saülık dostum. selamlar.

hello Akif
perfect scene and photo

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-04-28 0:03]

Hola Akif,
precioso trabajo,
detalles colores y estupendo pov.
magnífica captura.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-04-28 0:58]

Merhaba Akif!
Seyrine doyum olmayan enfes bir kare olmuş dostum. Emeğine sağlık.


Hi Akif,

Excellent capture of this Cattle Egret in breeding colours, I've been trying to get one of theses for a while now, finally got one over the weekend sitting on the back of a cow ! Well I guess that’s where they get there name from, beautiful colours with superb detail, really nice work mate, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

Akif Bey,
çok canlı ve net renkleriyle harika bir sığır balıkçıl karesi olmuş.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-04-28 8:28]

Akif bey selamlar,
Küçük halinden, kümes hayvanlarından biri adeta...
Net alan çok güzel kullanılmış.
Renkleri ve netliği mükemmel güzellikte.
Emeğinize sağlık.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-04-28 9:31]

Muhteşem.Hem kuş,hem kadraj hem estetik kalitesi harika.Sana yakışan bir kare olmuş.Ellerine sağlık.

Hello Akif,

Fantastic capture of this beautiful bird.
Light,focus and sharpness are excellent.
Good notes.

Hi Akif
Beatiful image.
In my country this species is very rare.

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