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Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Photo Information
Copyright: Joao Edgar (joaoedgar) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 86] (528)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-01 1:04
Viewed: 2163
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The observation of a slim silhouette and totally blank, moving slowly in the range of a or an estuary weir is generally indicative of the presence of a small-egret. This bird water can be seen all over the country.
It is distinguished mainly by the whiteness of their plumage. It is a medium-sized heron with a long S-shaped neck, which is shrunk when it flies. The plumage is pure white and sometimes can be noticed in some long down the back of the head. The beak and legs are black, but the fingers are yellow. When in power, is usually a solitary bird, although occasionally form flocks scattered. However, meet in large flocks in the dorms and the colonies. It is distinguished by Heron boieira longer neck and the beak black, not yellow.
Sometimes be observed individuals with plumage gray variations that may be or melanísticas hybrid-reefs of Heron.
The egret is mainly small-resident and can be seen in
Portugal throughout the year. It is most abundant on the coast, especially in the southern half of the territory and is relatively rare in inner north, especially in areas with altitude. nests colonially colonies having Ribatejo important in Alentejo and Algarve.

Source: avesdeportugal.info

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Hello Edgar,
A very good shot,good moment,good sharpness and details and colours.
Best regards

Bom dia João
Grande tiro companheiro.Excelente momento,muito bem captado,bem nítido e com boas cores naturais.Parabéns por este tiraço.
Grande abraço

This is THE moment !!!!

perfect execution of that short leaved scene ...like taken from a movie frame. Bravo Joao Edgar !
George Veltchev

Hello Joao,
Amazing photo of this Egretta in action, great sharpness and fine details, TFS!

very good scene and moment!
regards Nasos

Ciao Joao, great capture of lovely little egrett and its prey, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello João

Excellent timing to have shot the photo,
with fine POV and framing, great focus
sharpness and details, TFS


  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-01 10:24]

Hello Joao.
This is incredible. I like the sharpness and the compostion is excellent.Very well done and thanks for posting.
Best regards Siggi

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-03-01 10:47]

Hi Joao

Very nice moment captured here. It is a difficult bird to photgraph, because of it's bright white plumage. Thanks!


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2012-03-01 13:55]

Excelente momento captado genialmente, justo en el momento de darle la vuelta al pez. Una composición buenísima para un momento muy oportuno. Enhorabuena. Un saludo.

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