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Juve Night Heron

Juve Night Heron
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: FinePix HS20EXR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-15 5:04
Viewed: 2026
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ok after lots of research this lil guy is officially a night heron! This is what i found out; , it will take about two years and numerous molts for it to look like an adult. The crown will gradually get darker and darker over time.

Blackish feathers can appear gray because of this powder down. These feathers are small, specialized downy feathers that grow continuously and are never molted. Their tips disintegrate into tiny particles of keratin forming a very fine powder somewhat like talcum powder. This powder is slightly oily, and adheres to the feathers.

Only a few families of birds have powder down herons, parrots, tinamous, and bustards and it is thought that the powder helps with waterproofing and feather care, absorbing mud or other foreign substances on the feathers so that it is easier for the bird to preen away.

Here is a link for future reference powder down and the Black Heron

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Brenda, we are neighbors today.
I like your portrait of the Heron taken in mellow light of the day. Very effective POV, rich colors and precise focus, especially on the eye.
Thanks and regards.

Hello brenda,
a good capture of this heron with perfect sharpness and composition.
the PoV is excellent.
best wishes,

Ciao Brenda, great portrait of lovely heron, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Brenda,
very nice bird, very nice portrait. A lot of details. Excellent sharpness. Very good point of view.
Thanks for sharing

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-15 8:05]

Hello Brenda,
Excellent portrait in good sharpness and beautiful warm colours. Nice DOF, POV and a fantastic composition. The eye is eye-catching.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-15 8:38]

Hi Brenda,very nice capture,so cutie and so tender this young heron,a great pic and a beautiful point of view ,great details and colors too despite the difficult position.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Brenda
I really like your Night Heron, great POV, nicely lit, good eye contact and good sharpness. Nice natural setting and colours.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hi Brenda

This site must allow you to get quite close to these fellas and this ones sitting in its typical hunched pose. Those big beautiful eyes really hold your attention.

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