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Squaco Heron

Squaco Heron
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds Of South Africa - Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-11-18 9:04
Viewed: 452
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Squaco Heron Ardeola ralloides)

Recently, I have captured this 'Squaco Heron'. Although it's not a new bird in my gallery but sometime such bird give us opportunity to play with tools and go for experiments. It was a cloudy early morning, no sunlight.
It's a small Heron breeding in Southern California Europe and Greater Middle East.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-11-18 11:46]

Hi Srikumar,perfect capture despite the very difficult light of cloudy morning,despite that the colors are very bright and the sharpness is excellent too,good background as usual. Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-11-18 22:16]

Hi Srikumar
Amazing capture, with the best dof and sharpness.
Interesting species as well, unknown to me.


Hello Srikumar,
Exceptional natural colors and very good details of this heron.
No sunlight but still an excellent image with amazing natural colors....
One day it was raining in Danube Delta and I was sad but the images I shoot where excellent because of the low light....

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2018-11-20 4:44]


Great shot with nice BG to see this bird veru good
gr lou

Hi Sri,
Nice photo, not so bombastic as the one of yours I just commented, but good, anyway. Simple yet nice composition, good use of wide aperture to create a background which seems similar to the cloudy sky. Great experiment, it works for me. Personally I'd add a little more contrast to the image, and decrease the blue component just a touch - but everything else is fine for me here. I made a quick WS to demonstrate the above, please have a look.
Kind regards from "our-sky-now-looks-like-the-background-of-this-photo" Ireland, László

Hi Srikumar,

The branch is helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Squaco Heron. The light is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.


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