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Juvinile Black Crown Night Heron

Juvinile Black Crown Night Heron
Photo Information
Copyright: Adam Hays (Adam73) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 300 f/4 L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-15 16:43
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Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Eyes yellowish to amber, legs dull greyish
Yellow base to bill
Brown head, neck, chest and belly streaked with buff and white
Wings and back darker brown with large white spots at the tips of the feathers; spots especially large on the greater secondary coverts

Acquires full adult plumage in its third year
First year birds are similar to juvenile, but have less extensive spotting on upperwings and a dark cap
Second year birds resemble the adult, but have a brown neck and wings contrasting with darker brown cap and back

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You have done a very nice job. Very good focus and the slight variation of the blue in the background makes a nice counter point to the detail in the feathers and eye.

Amazing picture. Excellent quality. The feathers look so clear and soft. The blue background is nice as well.

Hello Adam,
Very beautiful heron portrait you are showing us here.
The way the bird does stand out against the wonderful blue background is great.
Sharpness, exposure and DOF are perfect.
Love the wonderful detailed feathers and small catch light in the eye.
A real joy to look at.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-15 23:01]

Hi Adam,
Wonderful portrait of this heron with very good focus, sharpness, POV, composition and colors. TFS

Nice sharp portrait of this BCNH Adam.
Good color and POV as well as the lighting.

Hi Adam,
This is a great portrait of this juvenile heron!
I like a lot all the superb details got on the bird's plumage, and the subtle lighting on it.
A great composition made against that smooth blue.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Adam

Well done on this shot. Nice clear BG, well composed, clear and sharp. TFS


Great capture here. Beautiful focus and very well framed.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-07-17 23:45]

Hi Adam,
Wow, talk about sharp!
The details are fantastic, and the clarity in the eye is just superb.
Love the light and colors on that juvenile.
And aah.. the beautiful blue sky!
I miss that very much in China, but being with my grandbaby makes up for it, and more. : )
TFS : )

hi adam!
beautiful portrait with
very good quality!
nice work!

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