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purple heron - III

purple heron - III
Photo Information
Copyright: Kazim Capaci (capaci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 55 N: 150] (1300)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L 4.5-5.6L Ø77
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-31 2:23
Viewed: 4114
Points: 22
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Ardea purpurea

Tr. Erguvani Balikcil, En. Purple Heron, Da. Purpurhejre, Du. Purperreiger, Fi. Ruskohaikara, Fr. Héron pourpré, Ge. Purpurreiher, It. Airone rosso, No. Purpurhegre, Sp. Garza imperial, Sw. Purpurhäger

A large heron most similar to a Grey Heron but slightly skinnier and more straggly. Its narrower neck can look distinctly looped in flight and its trailing feet can resemble an untidy bunch of twigs. Its neck is also brown or chestnut rather than white or grey and its upperparts show less contrast than the Grey Heron. Adults can indeed look purply-grey on their mantle but juveniles are a sandier brown.
Summer visitor to lakes, fishponds, deltas and coastal lagoons. Breeds in large reedbeds.
Annual visitor, usually April-October, with highest numbers in spring. South and east coast sites offer the best opportunities. There were 560 British records up until 1990.
Commonest in large areas of reedbeds, especially around the Mediterranean. Unmissable on the Ebro Delta (Spain) and the Petit Camargue (France) for example. The best area in northern Europe is on the Nieuwkoop marshes in Holland.
The European population stands at about 80,000 pairs. Russian population 40000-90000 Turkish population 2000-5000

for purple heron-I : http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Middle_East/Turkey/photo36094.htm
for purple heron - II :

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-08-31 2:45]

Hello Kazim,
what a fine details of this heron. A beautiful image of high quality. Nice patterns on the underside of the wings.
Regards, Jacob

Hi Kazim,
You have done very well to get this shot, I know how hard it can be to capture a bird in flight, but you have managed to capture this one with good detail, colour and sharpness and you have got all of him in the frame. Some camera info would be helpful. Thanks, Woodymite.

striking pic, TFS Ori

Hello Kazım , welcome again to site , excellent flight capture , very strange for shadow on wing , congrat . TFS and good luck .

hi kazim,

very beautiful heron picture!beautiful heron going toward the sun!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-08-31 8:57]

Hello Kazim,
Fantastic sharp photo of this Heron. Very beautiful colours and composition. High quality.

Hello Kazim,
Excellent in flight sharpness depicted here...
Well composed.

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-08-31 10:27]

Woww .. Mukemmel abi tebrik ederim...

Muhteşem netlik ve renkler
elinize sağlık

Merhaba Kasim mukemmel kalite tebrikler selam Necip.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-09-01 5:42]

Excellente photo,bravo pour les détails du plumage et les belles couleurs.

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