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Whistling Heron

Whistling Heron
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-HX400V
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heron, My Best [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-31 3:32
Viewed: 4568
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Whistling Heron (Syrigma sibilatrix)

It is quite distinctive with its red bill with black tip, its blue bare skin around the eyes, its golden neck and its blue-grey back.

It gets its name from the rather melodious whistle that it makes in contrast to the coarse calls of most herons.

It feeds during the day on grasshoppers, frogs, eels, etc. and is probably less dependant on water for its food than any other heron.

The Brazilians call it "Maria-faceira" or "Mary the coquette".

More here.

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Great portrait, detailed and colorfull.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-01-31 7:23]

Wow!! Wonderful shot with wonderful colors!!
Excellent sharpness and dof, and perfect lighting.
A gorgeous portrait of this beautiful heron!
My compliments, Biswarup. Thank you very much for sharing.
Best wishes

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-31 8:39]

Hi Biswarup.
This is beautiful portrait of this very interesting bird.I like accurate sharpness on eye and amazing colours on head and beak.Great composition and POV.
Well done nice work.TFS.
Best greetings Milos

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