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Birds of Belize ( 3 )

Birds of Belize ( 3 )
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-01
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood
Camera: Sony HX100V
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-03 6:23
Viewed: 2515
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Belize is a wonderful place to observe birds in their natural habitat , all species are quite easy sighted . I am not a birder and do not pretend i know the name of each of the birds i caught on lens during that trip , i have documented myself by reading boards and looking at photos of the different birds evolving in the areas i came to visit and by doing so have been able to put names on my own sightings and photographs . I believe these two here are Cattle Egrets . Spotted them in a tree by the dirt road leading to the Lamanai archeological site , there were close to a hundred specimens in that tree alone so picked those two at the very top for this shot .
The Cattle Egrets as the name implies are very often seen free riding on the back of some large grazing cattle/animals , the bird removes and consumes ticks and flies from the animals that actually is beneficial to both species .
Thank you for looking.

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Good one Carol!! Everything is as sharp as a tack here ... and nice tropical colors in the foliage. You've given them a little negative space to look into, which is also great.
I think you've got the I.D. of the birds correct. We saw these in Costa Rica too.
Hope all is well my friend ... enjoy the long weekend, as we will too. :):)

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-08-03 6:39]

Hi Carol,
Beautiful white birds contrasting splendidly with the blue sky and the green. I like the positioning of the birds in the picture. Perfect clarity and good light management. The white frame fits.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-08-03 8:22]


Fantastique cpatage de ces oiseaux blanc sur ce sommet de l'arbre quel contraste avec ce blanc sueprbe compo e tiamge.

Bravo et amitié


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-08-03 11:40]

I don't know this kind of birds but they are beautiful, fantastic white plumage, great sharpness and light, well done

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-08-03 12:28]

Hi Carol.

Love the cute capture, and the posing hair do. I can see the one behind wanting one, lol . Perfect clarity of colour and detail, tfs

stv ;o))

Beautiful! Those birds look so relax, yes, I think they are somewhat used to people/photographers! Good dof with sharp details especially the white feathers which is hard to do. Wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.

Hello Carol

A great capture of these large birds of the tropics. The sharpness is awesome as well as the placement of the subjects in the image.


Hello Carol, a superb shot of the two Egrets sitting in the tree; I love the fact that they are both looking the same way!
Everything is so sharp.The greyish sky is the perfect backdrop to the white birds.
And you say that you selected these two out of very many!!! I am very envious.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Bonjour Carol,
Jolie capture de ces oiseaux de Belize dans leur habitat naturel,
beau contraste et lumière et quels bels oiseaux!!
superbes couleurs et détails,

A marvelous closeup capture from beautiful birds against a vast sky, Carol!

the light is amazing and colors are natural.
The contrast against the lush green leaves is well kept and clarity is nice too.
A low POV worked very well for this scene.

Kind regards,

Hi Carol, this is definitely a sharp image. I love the eyes. They look like two different birds the way one has his head pulled in and the other stretching out.The sky is the sort of colour we get before a storm. Fiona

Quelle belle qualité d'image......Carol.
Simple,belle et très agréable à l'oeil !!!
Bravo Mr Carol!!!

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