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Copyright: Maurizio Dalla Via (maurydv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3099 W: 115 N: 9490] (36428)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-10-05 14:19
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowed Night-Heron (inglese)
Bihoreau gris (francese)

ordine Ciconiiformes
famiglia Ardeidae
genere Nycticorax

Per informazioni sulla nitticora vedi fotografia precedente

La fotografia
Ripropongo ancora un’immagine di questa specie, anche questa scattata da capanno nell’Oasi Cave di Gaggio, utilizzando come sempre il 300 mm e impostazione spot dell’esposizione e regolazione manuale di tempi e diaframmi, poiché trovo interessante la luce calda e radente del tardo pomeriggio Si tratta di un giovane di nitticora con piumaggio di tipo mimetico marrone-beige con macchie chiare a goccia e chiazze chiare più ampie nella parte inferiore. Un’altra vistosa differenza rispetto al giovane sub-adulto è l’occhio con l’iride gialla e non rossa.
In questa immagine, che è un crop verticale, si apprezza già un tipo di postura tipico della specie e l’atteggiamento di questo giovane denota una certa indipendenza, pur avendo ancora evidenti i segni della giovane età.
In WORKSHOP un’altra immagine a formato intero.

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Ciao Maurizio,
A perfect capture of this beautiful Black-crowed Night-Heron with superb sharpness and clarity. The pose and composition are also wonderful my friend.
TFS and cheers,


Ciao Maurizio,
bello questo giovane airone ripreso nell'ambiente naturale dell'oasi con
colori molto vivi e caldi.
Dettagli davvero impressionanti del piumaggio e della testa con un ottima resa cromatica
complimenti sERGIO

Ciao Maurizio,
A perfect shot, with a great light and sharpness. The expression and the eye are very beautiful. I like the both shots, maybe I prefer the workshop, with the bird in its environnement. Congratulations,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-05 16:07]

Hi Maurizio,

How close were you??? Wonderful shot of this Heron with the feathers standing up on the top of his head. Excellent colors and details of the yellow eye, beak and plummage. I love the composition with the beautiful setting in the workshop.


Le classificazioni di superiore! i colori perfezionano. La cornice di immagine è perfetta. Assegnare il vincitore che questo è!

Hello Maurizio

An excellent close up of this night heron.The POV is wonderful.
Lovely eye detail and colour.The plumage looks super.
The lighting and colours are vivid ,natural and well saturated.


Hi Maurizio. Excellent framing with 300mmFL optics. Very sharp focus and very well metered shot. The exposure and the plumage is well seen with very good tight shot. I like it and well done indeed. Best regards. Jusni

ps: I am truly honored that my picture is in your favorite list

Hello Maurizio,
wonderful picture of this Night-Heron.
I like the pose and the eye to eye contact.
Very good sharpness and a lot of details. Beautiful and natural colors. Very well done.
Thanks for sharing

Talk about an in your face photo! This is stunning. The capture is sharp, the exposure perfect, and I want to reach out and touch him. I feel as if he is about to come through my screen. For once, I'm at a loss for words...

Kathy :-)

hello Maurizio

WOW ! what a superb close-up shot of the Bihoreau gris,
with fine POV and appropriate vertical framing, excellent luminosity,
excellent colours tones, and also excellent sharpness and details
of its plumage, i love his Bihoreau style pose, TFS


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2008-10-05 19:47]

Nice close i can see the white hairs on head:)..
Good details.

This image is so beautiful. I am very impressed. The core is the way the light plays as if singing within the feathers. Key is your use of Depth of Field, Point of View, and Composition. Camera's can be adjusted, but the photographer must make these choices at the moment of capture. You have a gift. Thank you for sharing it with us. - David Thomas

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-10-05 22:56]

Hello Maurizio,
again a lovely shot of the bird in great calrity
and superbs sharpness. The eye is very exciting, staring at you.
Well composed in its nice surrounding.
Excellent composition with well natural blended colours.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-10-05 23:55]

Hi MAurizio

Superb capture - excellent pose and outsatnding detail.


Brilliant focus.Eye contact is very good.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-06 0:44]

Hi Maurizio.
Wonderful pose and captured in perfect light, sharpness, colour and detail.
Best regards Siggi

hello maurizio,
Harika bir çalışma elinize sağlık.

Fantastica Maurizio; colori e tonalità, nonché espressione del soggetto, bellissimi!!! Complimenti!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-06 2:42]

Hello Maurizio,
Fantastic sharp-detailed photo of this Night Heron in an excellent pose and wonderful natural and clear colours. The eye is amazing. I lke the composition of the WS more. Very good DOF.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-10-06 2:45]

Bonjour Maurizio,
Tu as bien profité de la belle lumière du soir pour faire ce magnifique portrait du Bihoreau gris. Quelle belle espèce!. Excellente netteté, tu as bien fait de serrer le cadrage, ici c'est à l'avantage de l'image.
Un grand merci

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-06 3:49]

Hello Maurizio,
A really fine close portrait of a juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron taken from a great POV with fine sharpness, excellent lighting and set in a nice full-frame composition.
Gazie e complimenti,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-06 4:26]

Hello mauizio, This is a fantastic capture. Well done TFS ganesh

A beautifully executed frontal capture of the Night Heron in perfect exposure, focus and composition Maurizio, thank you for this excellent tele-close up my friend.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-06 5:56]

Hello Maurizio,
This is a lovely close-up of this young Night Heron in a nice resting pose on one leg. Beautiful light and colours and very sharp details. Very nicely framed too.
Many thanks, Ulla

Ese Nikkor 300 es un auténtico cañón y además de mucha precisión !!
Un buen documento de gran realismo. Gran naturalidad en los colores y una excelente luz: Enhorabuena Maurizio: J. Ignasi

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2008-10-06 6:48]

Bonjour Maurizio, great capture, I like sharpness and lighting a lot. The bg is perfect about colors in blend well with the subject!! Best regards, Didier.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-06 6:52]

Hi Maurizio.
Once more terrific image of the fine bird. Details of the cute and funny a bit bird are stunning. Subject, camera and lens work also as well as your skill are very impressive. Bravo. Perfect job.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-06 7:31]

Hello Maurizio! That's a fabulous shot of that Heron! Very sharp image and a great exposure, well done!



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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-10-06 11:15]

Ciao Maurizio,

Fabulous capture of the Black-crowed Night-Heron.
I really like the composition with the tight crop.
Super details, I especially like the tufts on the herons head.
Lovely colours and light too.


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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-10-06 11:26]

Hello Maurizio,

Excellent portrait of this Night-Heron. Great sharpness and splendid detail. I like both pictures. This one because the bird has its eye completely illuminated and the one in the WS because you have a less tight cropped picture. Beautiful light and colours.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-06 19:39]

Hello Maurizio,
Excellent close up of this young heron. Details and colors are fantastic, thank you for sharing.

Ciao Maurizio,
I compliment for this first class image of Night-Heron!
the awesome closeness with perfect sharpness on the subject with good colour and details
well done with thanks

Hello Maurizio,

This is an excellent shot of this youngster, very sharp and an attractive composition.


Ciao Maurizio, splendido ritratto di una bella Nitticora, messa a fuoco perfetta, magnifici dettagli e grande nitidezza, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-08 0:53]

Hi Maurizio,
you must have been extremely close!
That is one brave Heron or you're just brilliant at sneaking up on these fellows unseen :-)
Very good detail and sharpness.
Excellent composition and eye-level POV.
Great light.

Well done!


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-10-08 1:19]

Ciao Maurizio,
A very nice close-up photo of this night heron. Lighting, POV and color tones look very good. Grazie e complimenti,

Hi Maurizio,
Wow! This is soooo close! What a great portrait! Details are amazing and we can count every feather! Its yellow eye is very special and beautiful. This is a great shot!
PS, I also like the expression of the bird in the WS picture.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-07 23:09]

Hello Maurizio !
What a brilliant picture ! Everything is just perfect - sharpness, details, colors, composition, POV, pose of the bird... I specially like the big golden eye and those trange "hairs" standing up on its head, makes him look a bit funny ! :-) Very well done !

great closeup, TFS Ori

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