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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-29
Categories: Birds, Rain Forest, River
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of PERU [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-21 4:21
Viewed: 5646
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Great Egrets (Ardea alba), Wood storks (Mycteria americana), Snowy Egrets (Egretta thula) and Neotropic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)in Pacaya Samiria.

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is located in Peru, at 180 Km. (115 miles) of Iquitos.
The wildlife of the Reserve is typical of the flooded rainforest, being more abundant the aquatic species rather than land ones.

Thanks for looking. Have a nice weekend

Exposure Time 1/512
F-Stop f/11.0
ISO Speed Ratings 400
Focal Length 100/1 mm
Date Taken 2008-05-29 10:07
Metering Mode Pattern

maurydv, marhowie, eng55, zulfu, izler, horia, nglen, boreocypriensis, crs, rousettus, gracious has marked this note useful
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Hello Selen
If I was left in a place like this for only a few minutes, I think I would go half way crazy. I would not know where to direct the camera because I am sure each single bird you point it to, the next one would be more pleasing to the eye and you would want to photograph it as well. There must be thousands of birds in your image, let alone the whole reserve. This is really a great image, which makes me quite jealous for you being so fortunate to be so close to a reserve filled with plenty of birds like on your image. Just looking at the lovely scenery, I see such a lot of photographic opportunities. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

Hi Selen
Beautiful place and fantastic moment with a big group of egrets. I like the low POV and dramatic dark cloudy sky. Also good exposure on white birds
I like it very much

Merhaba Selen,
significativo titolo per questa spettacolare immagine, la presenza di così tanti aironi bianchi maggiori in questo bellissimo habitat è fantastica, splendida composizione che mostra con ottima definizione la bella prospettiva con BG degli alberi e del cielo, punteggiati da altri aironi.

Hi Selen,
Great shot for a "Group" photo competition.
Alas, paradise is not lost..
It's residing in Selen's digital files ;}
The egrets & cormorants seem to go on forever from left to right, great framing.
Well done & have a great weekend!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-21 7:26]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Mükemmel bir fotograf.Bakış açısı çok iyi seçilmiş.Kadraj ve kompozisyon da harika olmuş.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

Merhaba Selen, fantastic composition with a lot of great egrets, splendid landscape, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Well phooey!!! No wonder I can't find any egrets around here... you have them all!!! This is an amazing photo. Thanks for sharing it!

Evelynn : )

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-11-21 8:53]

Selam Selen hanım. gerçekten cennet. Harika bir manzara.
Elinize sağlık.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-11-21 9:01]

merhaba selen hanım
darısı bizim ülkemize olsun
bütün canlı türlerinin özgürce konakladığı, yaşadığı bizlerin de rahatça çekim yapabileceği cennet parklarımızın olması dileğiyle
kompozisyon, alan derinliği ve netliği başarılı bir kare
ellerinize sağlık

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-11-21 9:04]

Hi Selen

Even though the weather wasn't necessary the best here, this really looks like a paradise for birds and bird-photographers, alike :)
Very nice shot here - as wide as you could get here with that lens - showing the vast habitat and its numerous inhabitants.
I love the have that you've captured both standing and flying birds and the great DOF shows exactly how far this density goes.
Wonderful work and presentation.

Bravo and TFS

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-11-21 11:03]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Burası gerçekten bir kuş cenneti olsa gerek. Görünen alanda yüzlerce kuş olduğu kolayca tahmin edilebiliyor. Etrafta kimbilir neler vardır. Buralardan postaladığınız kareleri ilgiyle izliyorum. Kimbilir belki bir gün oraları görme şansı bulabiliriz. Umarım:(
Emeğinize sağlık. Yeni karelerde görüşmek dileği ile. Hoşçakal.


Hello Selen,
You definitely had a lot of light at your disposal; 11x1/500...it's a dream.
Fascinating scenery. It's a scoop:-) and a photographic opportunity.
Regards and nice weekend!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-21 12:11]

Hi Selen. Now i hope you have taken notee of how many their were in the picture !! With the one in the air i make it 198. Ha Ha.
this is an amazing compostion with so many in a small area. Well done TFS.
Have a nice weekend.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-21 12:54]

Hello Selen,
I did a good search to find all different birds in this photo. It's difficult. It really is a bird paradise.
Beautiful photo in fantastic natural colours and an excellent composition. Very beautiful!
Have a good weekend,

Hi Selen,
Excellent picture of this amazing collection of large shore birds. Good POV and composition, sharp details and interesting BG.

Hola Selen,
South America is the paradaise, and its jungles are the best. Biodiversity is bigger than any place in the world, the realm of birds. I like the huge heron number, remembers me the breeding site in my town, with th same species...but without forest.
A very well taken photo

Selam Selen Hanım, cenneti yaşamak size nefis karelerinizden izlemek de bize nasip oldu:)
Parasız turizm ne güzel:)
Gerçekten her açıdan nefis bir manzara.
Emeğinize sağlık.


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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-11-21 18:14]

Hi Selen
Amazing shot and place with so much to see in one single frame.Great detail and nice framing to capture this panorama of Birds.
tfs jon

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-21 19:08]

Hi Selen,
A paradise indeed and for every bird watcher and lover this seems to be a place I doubt they would like to come back from. Outstanding shot with such beautiful lighting and superb POV. So many species and everyone wanting their own space and food. Great view and a marvellous image.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-21 22:05]

Hello Selen,

What a fantastic landscape with so many birds! Forest looks great as you have shown it sharp and with natural colors. The cloudy sky makes the photo dramatic. It gives also a soft light reflected by the ater surface.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-11-22 9:54]

A paradise indeed Selen!
A fine capture of this Amazonian Stork and Egret Reserve that you have taken seething with birdlife from a great POV and set in a fine composition to give an excellent feel of the place.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful image,

gerçekten de cennet gibi bir yer, Selen Hanım. harika bir sahne. çok iyi görüntülemişsiniz. paylaşım için teşekkürler, iyi geceler.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-22 13:19]

Wooowww! That's a looot of Egrets!
Incredible capture of this incredible place.
Superb sharpness and detail.
Very well composed.
Nice light.

Well done Selen!

Merhaba Selen,
This is paradise alright with so many sort of birds that you can find here! I presumed you must be in a boat that can get so near them, just awesome with this perfect moment!
good lighting with great sharpness, natural colour and details
you had done good
take care

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