Sunday, January 22, 2006

Striated Heron - 2


Vandana said...

i still have ur ganesha that u left tagged up on ur office wall :)

Vandana said...

make one of me ..make one of me :)

anoop said...

dude, You are a natural when it comes to caricatures, but birds I dont know..

Sameer said...

I am so glad to hear that! I had unfortunately forgotten to collect the Ganesha on my last day at work :)
regarding your caricature, I'll surely give it a try.

you don't seem to approve of my recent efforts on birds? what can I say? I am still learning :)

Ram Prasad Bojanki said...

Saw an Egret earlier now a heron..!!
Sameer are u into birdwatching ?
If so let me know how do u identify an egret: Intermediate/Little/snowy ?
Shot this last month in India still wondering whats the bird ID:

anoop said...

what is there for me to approve or disapprove? what I intended was, u do caricatures superbly compared to sketches like that of birds..

Sameer said...

I think the birds in your photo are either the 'great' egret or the 'intermediate' egret. my knowledge abt birds is rather limited.. but I googled abut egrets and learnt the following facts abt identifying them.

Snowy (or little) egret : dark bill, black legs, yellow feet, shorter than the rest.

Cattle egret: yellow bill, dark legs and feet, swollen throat; short, thick neck, orange/dull brownish shade on plumage.

Intermediate egret: with a relatively shorter neck than great egret, and a gape line that does not extend behind the eye. The plumage is all white. height abt 70 cm, upper legs are yellow, and the lower legs are dark.

Great egret: height abt 1 meter, rather long neck, has all white plumage, has yellow bill and black legs and feet.

you should check and wikipedia for more info.

i misunderstood your comment. thanks for the compliment abt the caricatures..

Ram Prasad Bojanki said...

Thankyou sameer.Lets carry out the discussion on mail.

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Sameer said...

Thanks Chris. I'll have some updates soon.

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