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The unknown bird


The unknown bird
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Copyright: jeanpaul Bolduc (jeanpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Kodak DX6490, 52.6mm
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/530 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-28 13:28
Viewed: 6061
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Salut a tous
Je n'ai pas trouvé le nom de cet oiseau que j,ai découvert et pris en photo derrière mon hotel lors de mon séjour au El Salvador .
Peut-être que quelqu'un d'entre vous aller être capable de l'identifier.

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  • Avare Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 4 N: 75] (514)
  • [2008-04-28 13:41]

Salut,

Je n'en suis pas sur mais il me semble qu'il est un Héron strie (Butorides striatus)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-04-28 14:06]
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Hi JeanPaul

The closest I can come to any identification here is that it is a heron of some kind and I am sure that doesn't help much as there are so many different herons.

It's an interesting shot though with the foliage of the tree forming a triangle through the frame and the bird sitting in the top triangle that is further only filled by the blue sky. You caught the heron at a strange pose, not that it is strange that it is standing on its one leg and the other one partly tucked in under its feathers, but just the angle of its head and the body orientation looks slightly off balance. The main subject (the bird) might be a little small on the photo though, but I don't know what you zoom limitations were or what kind of distance were there between you and the bird.

Anyway, good effort and TFS.
Regards
Loot

Hi Jeanpaul,

I think you shot a Green Heron (Butorides virescens)in a lovely pose
good compo with great colors

TFS Thijs

Salut Jean-Paul

serait-il un Héron Vert ?
j'ai fait quelques recherches et ça ressemble à ça,

très belle photo avec un excellent POV et cadrage,
belle luminosité de l'image, superbe netteté et détails, TFS

Asbed

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-28 16:21]

Hi Jeanpaul,

I love seeing Herons posing on trees! Nice colors and details. His eye is wonderful. So was yours to have spotted him. I'm shocked - didn't think I could read an entire note written in French. Much easier for me to read it than to write it - I probably write with an American accent.

Jane

J'ai pensé une certaine sorte au héron car well..but il est jusqu'à la conjecture o ma partie. Tout que je sais au delà de quelques oiseaux et mammifères simples vient de mon long passé parents..and ma mémoire pas aussi sûre ! Very nice to catch it though Jeapaul!

So you had been on vacation to El Salvador recently, JP.
This is my first glimpse of your pictures from that trip. I notice you have posted quite a few of them earlier too.
This bird you shot there looks quite interesting. From a low point of view, you have captured its features, especially the eye, very well.
The composition with the tree the bird is sitting on is very attractive.
TFS and regards,
Ram

This is a pleasing composition Jeanpaul, I like it.
Nice detail, DOF, POV, color, and exposure in your heron..
Well done & Thank You!
Howard

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-29 8:12]

Hi Jean-Paul.
What a great picture of very nice subject and superb quality of execution. Composition of the image and framing are the best. Lights and colours are so impressive. Details and sharpness of the image are excellent too. Bravo. Perfect job. My best wishes.
Alexei.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-29 9:33]

C'est vrai que ça ressemble à un héron vert, j'ai aussi pensé à une sorte de bihoreau. Mais je ne suis pas spécialiste sauf que ta photo est très belle, Jean-Paul, j'aime beaucoup la simplicité de la composition, très efficace. J'aime aussi beaucoup le bel arbre sur lequel l'oiseau perche. C'est bien vu et très bien photographié. Merci!

Francine

Bonjour Jean-Paul,
C'est une très belle composition avec ce Héron dont je ne peux pas confirmer l'espèce précise. J'aime bien le fait qu'il soit décadré comme ça. Les détails et l'exposition sont très bons aussi, bravo!
Claudine

Hi Jean,

Superb composition..
Fine tones.

jp

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-01 3:59]

Hello JeanPaul,
How exciting to see the Green Heron and here in a fine pose up in a tree. Good focus and fine details and colours that stand out in the beautiful light. A nice composition too.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-05-01 19:35]

Hello JeanPaul,
Splendid image of this heron, it has great color and fine details in a nice composition. Thank you for sharing JeanPaul.
Rick

Bonsoir Jean-Paul
Je ne connais pas, mais j'aime beaucoup ta prise de vue.
Merci
Laurent

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-05-05 12:19]

Hello Jeanpaul!
How interesting this bird that you captured. It really looks like a heron, but it is also unknown to me. It is curious how it has its right leg. I wonder why birds use to hide a leg while they are resting. Excellent details and a nice composition. I like it!
My best regards
Maite

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-05-06 12:30]

Hi jeanpaul
this is a very good composition
well done.

Congratulation to perfect pose and composition of heron Jean-Paul. I would cut a bit more from the left to avoid leafs on the left edge and move heron to one-third on the right.TFS

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-06-05 11:22]

Hi Jeanpaul

Lovely shot of this pretty heron. Nice sharp shot and lovely composition. Lovely natural colours

TFS

Karan

Très joli héron Jean-Paul, avec une composition excellente et des couleurs bien saturées.
Amitiés,
Catherine

Bonsoir Jean-Paul,

Cet oiseau sur la branche est impressionnant. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de son plumage. Les feuilles font un bon cadrage du sujet. La lumière rehausse les couleurs. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

Hola Jean Paul
La photo n'est pas la grande photo mais c'est un bon document. J'ai cherché dans le guide d'oiseaux de l'Amérique du Sud et crois que par sa distribution il est Butorides virescens que certains considèrent race de B. striatus
Une embrassade et jusqu'à tôt
hernán

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