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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Photo Information
Copyright: Gabi Klemm (klemmg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM, Sigma UV
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-29 16:55
Viewed: 3971
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Nyctanassa violacea


Medium-sized heron; 22-27" (56-69 cm). W. 3'8" (1.1 m).

Adult slate-gray with black head, white cheeks, yellowish crown and plumes, black bill, and yellow or orange legs.

Immature grayish brown, finely speckled with white above. Young Black-crowned Night-Herons similar but browner.


Useful for the collage:
- use layers (in PS)
- fill one layer black, select what will be the inner frame and delete -> creates the middle hole for the photos
- move black frame layer to the top/foreground
- arrange photos below (let slightly overlap with frame and/or each other to avoid gaps)

Shots taken under similar conditions at the same location (time, light); vary around 1000/1600 sec, f/stop 6.3/7.1, ISO 400.
Could have used slower shutter speed to keep the ISOs lower.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-01-29 17:30]

Hello Gabi, this is a nice selection. I like the inclusion of the adult and immature. Lovely shot each one, very well done.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-01-29 17:34]

Beautiful composition, nice work! TFS Reina

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-29 17:57]

Excellentes et parfaites prises sur ces échassiers.

Merci Gaby!


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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-01-29 22:19]

Hi Gabi,
Very nice collage and great presentation,
well captured with good lighting and sharp details.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-01-29 23:49]

Gabi, terrific collage of the 2 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in different poses. Very good presentation, all are nice and sharp, and the colours and details are quite outstanding. TFS,

Hi Gabi, you have made an excellent collage with great pictures. It´s a super work. I love it. Thank you.

Nice collage showing the two stages. Very well done Gabi.

Hi Gabi,
An excellent collage on the Yellow-crowned Night Heron. Th is is great how it shows the juvenile and adult comparisons. All the shots look outstanding in quality. Great job here!

Hi Gabi

Love this collage. Each one is sharp with crisp, clear detail. Nice work. Thanks.

Hi, Gabi.
I think this collection is very nice. I like them all separetely and together. Beautiful light on all.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-02-10 3:53]

Beautiful collage. Good sharp detail in the eyes.

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