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Ardea Alba 2

Ardea Alba 2
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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: 2006-07-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss T* 28-200
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BIRDS OF AMERICA, Birds of Argentina, 40-49 points, 50-60 Puntos (chapter 6), 70-79 Puntos (chapter 2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-17 2:19
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Ardea Alba

Kindom : Animalia
Philo : Chordata
Class : Birds
Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Ardeidae
Scientific Name : Ardea Alba Linnaeus, 1758

Diagnóstica Description : It measures 101 cm. and 950 weight grs. He is greatest of the totally white herons, and longer neck. It has the yellow tip and the black legs in all the plumages. The rainbow is yellow clear.

Hábitat : They are in marshes, matting, edges of lakes or lagoons, salt mines, pools of salt water and rivers. They prefer habitats with superficial waters, a depth of 0,1 to 0,3 m.

Reproduction: Its nest consists of a rather endeble platform, made with coarse branches and fine small branches as lining, placed between mangle or another tree. They put 2 or 3 eggs of bluish green color. They reproduce mainly of July to November.

Stationality : Resident and individual populations appear migratory neárticos. Also, they carry out seasonal movements pronounced, related to the changes of the level of the water in his habitat.

Feeding : They stay quiet or they walk sigilosamente to catch fish with a fast movement (similar to the one of a lance). On the other hand, they are intolerantes to each other when feeding itself, and due to this they are scattered to the maximum throughout the area available.

Distribution : The Southeastern of Canada and the north of E.U.A. reproduce from to the south of Chile and Argentina. Those that they reproduce in the north hibernate from the E.U.A. south to the north of America of the South they find distributed widely in the Old World.

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Wow very sharp picture, thanks Ricardo.

Hello Ricardo,
Sharp and clear. Excellent composition and pov. Always enjoy your fine picture. TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-17 3:59]
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Hello Ricardo,
Wonderful portrait.I liked POV,pose of heron,details,use of light,clear eyes,framing and composition a lot.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-17 5:25]
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Hi Ricardo, truly excellent portrait. The colours are excellent and the subject looks great against the blue background. Details are nice and sharp and your POV is excellent. Very well done and TFS.

Hello Ricardo, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF Perfect details, Great work, TFs Kyle

Hi Ricardo,
Nice frame filling composition with this heron portrait. Beautiful colors. Detail is nice and sharp. The blue water in the backround makes a nice contrast to the white plumage. Well done!

Hi Ricardo,
Nice detail, DOF, and sharpness. Well composed profile, looks great against the blue Bg here..
Well done and TFS!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-17 10:46]
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Hola Ricardo,
Nos presentas hoy un retrato magnífico de esta garza. La nitidez, la composición, el encuadre y el fondo están en su punto.
Un saludo, José M.

all at maximum level.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-07-17 17:47]
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Hi Ricardo,
Excellent White Heron close-up my friend.
I like your pov,dof,focus,sharpness,colors,bg and note.Muy Bien.Gracias:)

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-17 18:38]
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Hello Ricardo,
A lovely portrait.
Excellent exposure,nice clear detail and a superb vivid blue BG.
Top quality work.
very well done.


Bonjour Ricardo
Très jolie cette prise de vue avec ce portrait de ce superbe oiseau ,les couleurs et les détails sont parfaits. C'est du grand art que tu nous envoies avec cette magnifique photo.
Merci et au revoir ....JP

Another spectacular shot Ricardo
Excellent detail, vivid colours and wonderful composition. You live in a beautiful area with so much wildlife and beautiful birds. TFS Janice :)

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-07-18 2:52]
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Hello Ricardo, very great capture, very nice profil of beautiful bird. Sharpness and colors are perfect, very well done, congratulations, Didier.

Hi Ricardo,
A great bird portrait!
Nature has a good sense of colours... White, orange any blue are matching very well!
Superb details in the majestic bird, white feathers well managed exposure wise...
Pablo -

Hello Ricardo,
very elegant capture with good details and delightful colours in front of a dramatic, well fitting contrasting background.
Looks very good! With thanks, and best regards,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-18 14:15]
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Hello Ricardo,
wonderful portrait, it looks absolutly wonderful against this neutral background. Excellent sharpness on the details and the colors are nice and rich.

Super capture with great detail on the eye...
Beautiful profile...nicely composed too....

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-07-18 18:57]
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A fabulous capture! I can see the that your subject is quite intent on its prey here. Excellent focus and nicely blurred BG. Excellent composition

Hello Ricardo!
Nice portrait of this heron framed just the right way and shot against beautiful blue background. I'm wondering if it wouldn't look totally perfect if you just lowered your POV a little to make this dark lower left corner move out of the frame. I guess it could be gotten rid of in the Photoshop, but possessing that kind of skills is still in the remote future for me. So, no workshop here. Congratulations!

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-07-19 7:21]
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Hi Ricardo

Wonderful portrait! Excellent composition (superb lighting, framing and placement in the shot) and POV. Lovely colour and focus around the eyes. Thanks for the useful note.



hi ricardo
bonne netteté et couleurs naturelles,les details du plumage ne ressortent pas beaucoup mais c'est souvant le cas avec les oiseaux blancs.

Hi Ricardo, I ask miself where are you looking for this wonderful animals and how you fineded it? Excelent photo, cleare, bright and fantastic details see. Very useful information, TFS

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-07-19 18:35]
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Hi Ricardo,

Great Picture, nice & sharp with great colours. I feel sorry for the fish that he has his eye on.

TFS Hilary

Hi Ricardo,
Excellent capture! Very sharp image, great colours and well framing.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Ricardo,
Amazing shot, great work!
Nicely composed portrait!
Very well done!!!
TFS Malgosia

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-07-22 18:08]
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Hello Ricardo,
Great picture of this bird portrait.
Great color, DOF, position, BG and color.


Very nice close up of this beautiful white heron the details are superbly captured. :)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-07-24 5:36]
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Hello Ricardo, nice shot. I like the composition. The top of the head looks a little OE but it looks like you had some tricky light there. Well done.

Hi Ricardo,

Wonderful portrait.
Excellent sharp, details, WB, POV, DOF and composition. Very well done!

TFS :-)

Hola ricardo. Has logrado una muy buena, buenísima foto de esta habitual garza de estos lugares. Me asombra como has manejado bien el blanco con la luz solar sin que sature. finísimos detalles y buen primer plano. Los colores son maravillosos.
Saludos desde MONTE

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-28 10:47]
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What a lovely portrait that you have well done ! Colors, exposure and sharpness are very good ! I like the blue water in background. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Ricardo and thanks for sharing.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-31 15:37]
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Gran primer plano de esta maravillosa ave Ricardo... realmente.
La composición lograda contra el fondo azul es grandiosa.
Excelente POV, excelente DOF, escelente nitidez, con detalles inusuales en las plumas blancas, tan difíciles de resolver muchas veces.
Felicitaciones y Saludos... Ricardo

Composition: *****
Sharpness: *****
Color: *****
DOF: *****
POV: *****
Note: ****

This is a fantastic shot Ricardo. I tried several times to get a similar shot but always get the exposure wrong.
Yours is perfect, great light, the whites are exposed correctly and brilliant sharpness.
Superb result

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-03-07 14:43]

This is a great image with the lovely line of the beak and the neck. Great colours, the blue BG really shows the bird off. Nice sharp shot and great POV



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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-11-09 22:50]

Voilà un bec bien aérodynamique.
Bonne journée.

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