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Egretta Tricolor 1

Egretta Tricolor 1
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Copyright: Ricardo Tames Vargas (RII) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss T* 28-200
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BIRDS OF AMERICA, 50-60 points (chapter 5), 40-49 points, 70-79 Puntos (chapter 2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-02 5:28
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Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Egretta Tricolor

Kindom : Animalia
Philo : Chordata
Class : Birds
Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Ardeidae
Scientific Name : Egretta Tricolor (Muller, 1776)

Diagnostic Description: It measures 66 cm. and it weighs 350 grs. It is thin, with the long pick and the very lengthened neck.
In the adults the head, neck and the superior region are mainly of leaden gray color. The line along the part previous of the neck is brown and white. The neck and the chest are purpler, with brown lines, and the abdomen and the lining of the wings they are white. The skin of the face is yellow orange with a stain in the area loreal. The iris is yellow anteado, the pick it is of color horn and you restitution toward the culmen, and the paws are yellow.
During the reproductive time the feathers are white lengthened in the later part of the neck and in the back.
The immature copies present the head, mantel and the neck of color gray ; the rest is seemed the adult, although without the lengthened feathers.
The juvenile individuals exhibit a similar pattern to that of the adults, but with the opaque reddish brown neck and the mantel brown olive instead of gray.

Habitat: He/she is frequently found in habitats of fresh water and salted, stagnate, ponds, margins of ponds of salted water and swamps.

Reproduction: Their nest consists on a platform made of sticks, with a light central depression, frequently lined with leaves or grass. Do 3 eggs put (opposing fué a nest with three pigeons in a big mixed colony of heron and ibis) of blued clear green color. They reproduce in June.

Estationality : It is a species migratory neártic. Also, it makes marked seasonal movements, related with changes in the level of the water in their habitat.

Feeding: He/she expects patiently from foot for their prey when foraging, or he/she walks secretly. It frightens small fish when revolving the water with the paw and then it pursues them.

Behavior: They are solitary.

Relate: In some occasions they accompany to other groups of blue. He/she is considered a species it plagues in some places of the country where he is practiced the piscicultur, because he/she feeds of pond fish.

Distribution: He/she is found in the southeast of U.S.A., north of Mexico and Western Indies to the central part of Brazil and Peru.

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Hi Ricardo

Wow... this is an excellent shot. Very good quality work. :-)

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-07-02 6:16]
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Hello Ricardo, excellent portrait od this Egretta Tricolor with colors that blend well and a perfect sharpness too. What a look!! Best regards, Didier.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-02 8:41]
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Hello Ricardo,
what a nice portrait of this Ergret. TThe sharpness, details and the colors stand out very nicely against the dark BG. Very nice diagonal composition.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-02 8:59]
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Hello Ricardo,
Excellent portrait shot. Excellent detail and colours, perfect DOF and nicely framed/composed. A great shot and interesting note.

Hello Richardo, excllemt details, Bg, POVm, DOF Perfect colors great Job, TFS Kyle

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-07-02 12:53]
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Hola ricardo,
Fantasticas colores y luz. Buena composicion y detailles.
Agradecido y saludos

Joli gros plan. On dirait que ce cou va se détendre pour attrapper un poisson.

Hi Ricardo,
a very nice portrait of a beautiful bird.
It's well seen against the green BG. Good details and POV.
Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-02 13:34]
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This a good portrait. Nice shape in "S" of neck. The beautiful colors contrast well on the good background. I also appreciate the complementary note...
Congratulations Ricardo and thanks for sharing.

it's a very nice shot Ricardo,
the quality is great, the pov is very good and the dof is very nice, extremely good shot, my compliments.
gr. jaap

no acronimous! only: fantastic!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-07-02 14:23]
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Hi Ricardo,
Excellent Egret portrait.
Excellent pov,dof,focus,sharpness,colors,details,bg and note.TFS

Hello Ricardo,
Great detail, color, and a well framed profile. You managed the exposure well, and the subject looks nice against the green BG.
Well done and Thank You!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-02 15:45]
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Hello Ricardo,
Excellent capture.POV,BG,framing,pose of heron and composition a lot.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-07-02 16:35]
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Hi Ricardo, great bird, lovely pose, good shot. The light's a little harsh but very good.

Hi Ricardo,
Superb portrait shot on this Tricolored Heron. Beautiful saturated colors and sharp detail. I reall like your composition and framing, You have brought out very intricate detail. Great OOF backround. Nice shot!

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-02 17:58]
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Hi Ricardo,
A truly excellent shot. Very well composed with good sharp details and great colours. Excellent lighting and POV. Keep up the good work my friend and TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-02 23:45]
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Hola Ricardo,
Beautiful deep colors and a great pose of the neck in an "S" shape. Perfect POV and very fine details.
A great profile. TFS. : )

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-07-03 3:24]
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Hi Ricardo,
Great picture of this bird.
Great color, DOF and BG


Hi Ricardo,
Excellent shot.
Wonderful framing and composition.
Very good details, colors and sharp.
TFS Malgosia


Very good portrait. I like the sharpness, detail of the subject, Lighting, POV and composition here. The dark and blurred BG adds great value to your pic. TFS,

Great portrait of this attractive egret.
Great contrast with the OOF background.
Good sharpness.

Wow! this is awesome,with great colour,detail and lighting...
Excellent composition as well.
A job well done...

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-03 14:17]
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Hola Ricardo,
Esta es una foto excepcional en muchos aspectos. La pose de la garza y la forma del cuello configuran una composición excepcional. La nitidez del plumaje y su colorido son expléndidos y contrastan maravillosamente bien con el color del fondo. ¡Adecuadísima combinación de elementos!
Un saludo,
José M.

Hi Ricardo
Your a busy guy. But at least you have a bit of time to capture really great photos. I love the composition and colours of this Egretta Tricolor. His eyes seem really focused on something. Well done. TFS Janice

Hi Ricardo,
Lovely birdy portrait! Again.
The subject is so well framed, with superb clarity in colours and very fine textures in the feather coat... Most amazing!
Pablo -

Hi Ricardo,

Perfect portrait of this colorful and pretty bird!!!

TFS :-)

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-05 3:08]
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Hello Ricardo,
An excellent shot.
Superb detail,great colours and a nice clear contrasting background.
Very well done indeed.


Bonjour Ricardo
Très jolie cette prise de vue avec ce portrait de cette aigrette,les couleurs et les détails sont parfaits.
Merci et au revoir et bon week end....JP

Hi Ricardo,
Fantastic shot! Excellent composition, very sharp and clear details, beautiful colour in the background.
Very well done!

Great capture Ricardo! Nice composition and colors, excellent details, great DOF and POV. Beautiful OOF background that makes your heron stand out very nicely. Thanks for sharing!

Well once again my friend you present us with a fantastically detailed portrait of a beautiful bird showing awesome colors and details. :)

Hello Ricardo,
Excellent portrait of this egret. Sharp and clear image. Excellent pov and composition. I really like the eye and vivid colors the you show here.

Ricardo, je suis estomaqué (flabbergasted!)
Extraordinaire, Excellent. Extraordinaire, Excellent.
Extraordinaire, Excellent. Extraordinaire, Excellent.
Again and again and again. BRAVO! *****


Beautiful shot, Ricardo!
Wonderful colors with nice contrast between the subject and excellently blurred background. Good POV and composition, well managed exposure. Great picture! Congratulations,

Hej Ricardo!
Niech i ja dodam swoj zachwyt pod twoim zdjeciem. Wszystko na tak: ostrosc, kolory, oczko i piorka.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

great colours, TFS Ori

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