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Young Black-crowned Night-Heron

Young Black-crowned Night-Heron
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Copyright: Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTI (400D), Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-11 19:54
Viewed: 2819
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture today, this is a juvenal Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)waiting to snitch his breakfast.

The scientific name, Nycticorax, means "night raven", and refers to this species' nocturnal habits and harsh crow-like call.

In the Falkland Islands, they are known as "quarks" which is an onomatopoeic term.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-11 20:37]

Hi Everton,

A beautiful shot of this young Heron. I love the pose as he looks into the water. The face, wings and plummage are wonderful with excellent colors and fine details. The orange eye is magnificent. A terrific setting and composition.


Hello Everton,
Excellent photo of this beautiful bird in great sharpness and details. Very good POV and composition.
Regards, Deniz

A superb capture of this Night Heron which deserves all praise for its technical and aesthetic excellence, Everton.
I am very impressed with the way you have got its red-ringed eye in perfect focus. The entire subject has been captured very well as a whole too.
Well done and TFS.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-12-12 1:07]

Hi Everton
very nice image of young night heron
very good sharp and detail
very well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-12 7:20]

Hi Everton.
Wonderful shot of a cute heron. Great pose of the bird, your POV and composition of the shot. I like DOF and excellent details of the bird. My compliments and best wishes.

hello Everton

very beautiful shot of the juvenal Black-crowned Night Heron,
with very fine POV, DOF and framing, excellent focus on it,
excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-13 2:38]

Hello Everton,
This is a beautiful capture of the young Night Heron with sharp focus on the red eye.
I like its pose on the rock by the water and details are very fine and colours natural. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Buen trabajo Everton, y más a la distancia focal que lo hiciste. Buen encuadre y colores con un ojo del ave muy bien captado.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi

Hello Everton,
Well composed with a lot of space in front of the young bird.
Good point of view as well; I like the height.
Well done

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