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Egretta Thula 1

Egretta Thula 1
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Copyright: Ricardo Tames Vargas (RII) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Compact Flash 4 GB, Kenko Skylight 1-A
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BIRDS OF AMERICA, 50-60 Puntos (chapter 6), 40 - 49 Points (Chapter 12) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-14 20:50
Viewed: 7774
Points: 54
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Egretta Thula

Kindom : Animalia
Philo : Chordata
Class : Birds
Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Ardeidae
Scientific Name : Egretta Thula (Molina, 1782)

Diagnóstica Description : It measures 61 cm. and 313 weight grs. The plumage always is white completely; the resistance between the black legs and the yellow fingers is diagnosis. In the adult the tip is black and thin, the skin of the face is yellow contrasting, and the pens are extended and adorned as with embroider in the head, the chest and back (longer and showy at the reproductive time). The rainbow is yellow. In the immature units the inner and later part of the legs is yellow oliváceo; the resistance with the yellow fingers is reduced. They do not present/display extended pens. The immature ones of caerulea Egretta exhibit a color different in the skin from the face, tip, legs and fingers.

Hábitat : They are in marshes, Lagos, between tides pools of salt water, zones and in the matting.

Reproduction: Its nest consists in center of a platform done of coarse branches and fine small branches as lining with one slight depression, covered with thinner palitos. One is located on mangle or another tree near the water, to a height of 2 to 4 M.s Ponen of 3 to 4 eggs of clearly bluish green color. They reproduce of May to August.

Stationality : It is a neártica migratory species Also, carries out pronounce seasonal movements, related to changes in the level of the water in its habitat.

Feeding : They supply in groups and they lead to the fish with coordinated movements; soon they shake the water and they are plunged to catch its prey. They establish spaced territories of feeding in the superficial parts throughout the margins of rivers or Lagoon, where the water is deep.

Behavior: Frequently they sleep in communal groups.

Distribution : One is of the E.U.A north until the north of Argentina; the birds of the north hibernate to a large extent of Central America.

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Beautiful closeup, very sharp, the eye is amazing, so bright and clear. Great work tfs

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2008-09-14 22:27]


Very good close up shot with lots of detail of the subject.

Excellent shot, Ricardo! I was trying to get a photo of one of these birds this summer when my boat sunk... took my Nikon D70s with it! Arrrgh... good news was, it led to my getting the camera I now shoot with. Bad news... I never did get a nice photo of an Egret.

Thanks for sharing this image... it is crisp, clear, and beautiful. Love the natural blue wash behind... is that water or sky? Very nice!

excelemte captura,contraste y color.

un beau portrait aux couleurs tres belles et une luminosité et une netteté impressionnantes!!!

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-09-15 6:07]

Hi Ricardo
Very good close up shot with lots of detail of the subject.
very nice portraid
well done.

Hello Ricardo.
Picture simply sensational!
Superb definition with impressive details.
A coloration is wonderful!
Excellent texture and framing.
My compliments by extraordinary work photographic.
José Roberto

Hola Ricardo,
Como esta usted!
Tengo el gusto de conocer a Ud!
A good portriat of the Egretta Thula!
this image is sharp with good colour and closeness!
a fine composition well presented!
muchas gracias

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-17 2:37]

Hi Ricardo,
Great details in the feathers and the lighting is superb. The blue background fits well. TFS.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Ricardo, fantastic portrait with perfect focus on eye, fine details and splendid colors, excellent sharpness and beautiful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Ricardo,
This is such an elegant portrait of a beautiful specie! Exposure is very good with great details on the white and excellent composition. I like this blue BG that makes your model stands out well. Thanks,

Hello Ricardo,

very close up picture from this egret.
Exellent pov and details on the feathers.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-09-17 13:19]

Hola Ricardo
successful portrait photo of this cute model
i like pose, POV, BG, light, colours, sharpness and details

Beautiful shot! The bright white head infront of the blue bg looks very attractive. Also the patterns in the bg look nice. I like the rich yellow colout on the bird,.. it goes well with the white and blue. Sharply focussed and excellent details. The texture of the bird's feathers is also clearly visible. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Ricardo,

Excellent details in this fine close-up!
Difficult white plumage is skillfully exposed with unique sharpness, and I notice the nice headgear, hehehe...
Super composition with attractive colour reproduction!

Pablo -

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-18 10:47]

Hi Ricardo,

A beautiful portrait of this Egret. I love the profile showing off that wonderful face with the magnificent yellow eye. The curve of the neck is lovely. Excellent colors and fine details of the face and feathers.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-18 12:55]

Hello Ricardo,
Excellent portrait in great clear colours, sharpness, details and a perfect composition. Very beautiful contrasting BG.

hello Ricardo

excellent portrait shot of this egret, superb focus,
fine POV, i love the bakcground's colour tones,
excellent sharpness and details of the egret
and what a superb expression on his glance, TFS


Hi Ricardo,
So How do you like your 40D so far?
Just like Canon to come out with a 50D, 15mp version right after you bought this one hey :)
Everything looks very good in your profile portrait, great BG.
I would like to see a bit more detail in the white plummage, my only nit.
Well done,

Un portrait remarquable avec un fond qui le met bien en évidence.
Bonne journée.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-19 2:06]

Hello Ricardo,

This is a very fine portret ofthis bird. Your photo has an image with a very high quality. Image has a very high sharpness showing well even finestdetails of bird's head. You have made good use of the light showing very nice and vivid colors. there is also a good contrast between bird and background.

Thank you for sharing,

Hola Ricardo,
Te quedó muy buena la foto, se aprecian bien los detalles en las plumas, cosa que no es fácil por el extremo blanco de su plumaje. Un retratazo, muy bien hecho

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-20 11:02]

Hi Ricardo,
Wonderful shot of this elegant bird with very impressive sharpness and clarity. That eye looks majestic and I like that BG too. Great handling of lighting and exposure. Thanks for sharing this fine image.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-21 7:15]

Hello Ricardo! Very nice portrait of the Egret! Perfect sharpness and very good exposure!


Great notes; however, the image is P.E.R.F.E.C.T.I.O.N.
Warm friendly greetings from Canada,

Ciao Ricardo,
bellissimo ritratto, ottima composizione, eccellenti nitidezza e definizione dei dettagli, molto belli e saturi i colori.

Hola Ricardo,
powerful portrait, excellent work. I love the elegant pose, the close framing, the ke the strongly contrasting and smoothly structured cloudy sky as a background. Thank you!
With best regards,

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