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~Juvenile Little Blue Profile~

~Juvenile Little Blue Profile~
Photo Information
Copyright: Angela Reigelman (MommaMiaX3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 215] (737)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS 12X Zoom, 52mm UV filter
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-21 7:29
Viewed: 3935
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Morning! :)

I thought I would post another of this Juvenile Little Blue, he was such a delight to watch. I shot these pics on my knees, in a man made marshy area. Well worth getting wet for! Hope you have or have had :) a wonderful day.

Some Interesting Facts on Juvenile LB's: (Thanks to Marcia Davis :)

Juvenile males and females are white for nearly two years before they molt into the solid, dark-blue adult plumage.

Observations by ornithologists suggest that white plumage may offer several advantages to young, inexperienced little blues. Two possibilities are protection from predators and increased success in capturing food.

Also, the juveniles benefit when they integrate themselves into the mixed-species feeding flocks of other white wading birds such as snowy egrets and white ibises.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-21 7:37]

Hey Angela,
another great shot of this small heron.
Sharp and well composed.
Well done,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-21 9:10]

Angela, lovely tall handsome looking bird. Wonderful BG and nice field. Ganesh

hi angela, well presented shot this blue bird with splendid colours,nice pose and BG with good compo TFS well done

Hi Ange,
I really like the composition on this shot. Nice shadowless soft light. Colors and detail look superb. He looks great in the surrounding grasses. We are starting to see alot more Little Blues up this way. Several at our local nature center right now.

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-06-21 13:23]

Interesting look at juvenile heron...Composition is excellent along with color and detail...TFS

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-06-21 19:48]

Hi Ange,
Lovely capture with nice soft lighting, your focus is spot on with great details in its' eye. Beautiful natural surroundings and composition add a great deal to this image, great job Ange.

Hi Angela,
I thought yesterday's post was something else but today you have topped it.Wonder detail abounds with great colour,pov and clarity.Spot on photo and thanks for sharing. Bob

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-22 4:33]

Hello Angela

Another well focused shot of a beautiful bird.The eye contact is excellent,by this point it would have flown away on me.Very good POV .The focus and details are sharp.The lighting and colours are great.TFS


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