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Bachelor Egret

Bachelor Egret
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Copyright: Murali Santhanam (smurali) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K10D, Sigma 50 -500mm f4/6.3 DG EX APO HSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-23 10:22
Viewed: 4702
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I have been less regular in posting as well as commenting. I hope to get back and share pictures on a regular basis.

This is the picture of a common Cattle Egret taken at Rangana Thittu. Right now mating is on the minds of this eligible bachelor. He has decided to abandon the cattle and come over to Rangana Thittu Bird Sanctuary, a large water hole. He is doing his best to attract the female Cattle Egrets by developing brilliant breeding colors on his beak and golden feathers on its head. I love the way nature works.

Murali Santhanam

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Hello Murali (neighbor) !
Amazing shot with excellent details , colors & sharpness. TFS

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-23 11:47]

Hello Murali
Wonderful portrait.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-04-23 13:15]

Hi Murali
Excellent portrait.Very sharp image with excellent detail.I also like the nice OOF BG
TFS Michel

Hello Murali,

This is just a stunner, beautiful shot of a common Cattle Egret, although why they call it "common" I'll never know.

Amazing colours and detail in the plumage, stunning eye contact really well framed.

All the best, Cheers Rick :)

hello Murali
very fine close up,very good details,
wonderful photo

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-04-24 0:24]

Hola amigo,
bonito retrato,
preciosos detalles y plumaje.
saludos Murali

hello Murali!
a good portrait of Egret with perfect definition..compliments sERGIO

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-04-28 19:17]

Hello Murali,
The colors on this cattle egret are just stunning.
I love the reds and purples and yellows on the eye and beak.
Lovely breeding plumage in fine details.
TFS. : )

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