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Copyright: Vishal Sabharwal (shal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon 400 f5.6 ED IF AI-S
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-10 6:55
Viewed: 3719
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Intermediate Egret

Is a resident breeder from east Africa across tropical southern Asia to Australia. It often nests in colonies with other herons, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. Two to five eggs are laid, the clutch size varying with region. This species, as its scientific name implies, is intermediate in size between the Great Egret and smaller white egrets like the Little Egret and Cattle Egret, though nearer to Little than Great. It is about 90 cm tall with all-white plumage, generally dark legs and a thickish yellow bill. Breeding birds may have a reddish or black bill, greenish yellow gape skin, loose filamentous plumes on their breast and back, and dull yellow or pink on their upper legs (regional variations). The sexes are similar.

The Intermediate Egret stalks its prey methodically in shallow coastal or fresh water, including flooded fields. It eats fish, crustaceans and insects.

Vishal Sabharwal

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namaste Vishal
Nice action shot, pin sharp, nice position of the wings. I like the water drops falling from its legs in the water. Otherwise the image would be good but flat

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-10 10:28]

Hi Vishal,
Very nice action capture.POV,timing,details and composition are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

Namaste Vishal,
this moment is wonderful - seems it just started ...
Excellent sharpness, beautiful moment, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-02-10 10:39]

very nice moment (wings position). and the head shadow projected on the wings make this image very original

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-10 10:48]

Hola amigo,
interesante captura y óptimo momento,
detalles y buen foco,
saludos Vishal.

Hello Vishal
Great in-flight shot of this egret
not easy to take a photo from a white subject but you have here a great resultat
I like his pose and the wings position very much
Very well done

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2009-02-10 21:30]

Superb in flight.


Hallo Vishal
What a great shot. Maybe one day, I'll also accomplish in taking a photo of a bird soaring in the sky. Up to date I only had near misses, and I really admire people like you that succeed in these shots. This is a lovely photograph and I am quite jealous. This Egret has a beautiful and detailed wingspan, and you were very lucky to be equipped with your camera and all the technical goodies at the right time. You have managed to capture this bird in flight in a perfect freezed moment and the noticeable fine points are astonishing. What made an impact on me the most is the clear visibility of the dark paws. I enjoyed this one. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-02-12 8:28]

Hi Vishal,
what a fantastic shot!
Really good pose.
Very sharp.
Excellent timing.

Very well done!


Nice to see you're still postin!
Albeit at some lame duck's pace!
This is simply an awesome shot! I simply love it!
Cheers, bro!

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