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Copyright: Csaba Sztojka (Csabesz68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 113] (593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A300, Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-31 12:15
Viewed: 3167
Points: 29
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello, my friends!
Well, here we have the little egret and the grey heron...

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Little Egret
The Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) is a small white heron.
Little Egret (Non-breeding plumage)stalking
E. g. nigripes in breeding plumage, Taipei, Taiwan

The adult Little Egret is 55–65 cm long with an 88–106 cm wingspan. It weighs 350–550 grams. Its plumage is all white. It has long black legs with yellow feet and a slim black bill. In the breeding season, the adult has two long nape plumes and gauzy plumes on the back and breast. The bare skin between the bill and eyes becomes red or blue. Juveniles are similar to non-breeding adults but have duller legs and feet. The subspecies garzetta has yellow feet and a bare patch of grey-green skin between the bill and eyes, whereas nigripes has yellow skin between the bill and eye and blackish feet.

Little Egrets are mostly silent but make various croaking and bubbling calls at their breeding colonies and produce a harsh alarm call when disturbed.
[edit] Distribution and habitat

Its original breeding distribution was large inland wetlands and coastal wetlands in warm temperate parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, Taiwan, and Australia.

In warmer locations, most birds are permanent residents; northern populations, including many European birds, migrate to Africa and southern Asia. They may also wander north after the breeding season, which presumably has led to this egret's range expansion.

The Grey heron

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is resident in the milder south and west, but many birds retreat in winter from the ice in colder regions. It has become common in summer even inside the Arctic circle along the Norwegian coast.

It is a large bird, standing 90-100 cm tall, with a 175-195 cm wingspan and a weight of 1-2 kg. Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, which extend their necks. The call is a loud croaking "fraaank". The Australian White-faced Heron is often incorrectly called Grey Heron.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-31 21:44]
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Szia Csabesz,
Hangulatos fotó ezekkel a madarakkal, lessátorból készült ez a kép?
Üdv, Jóska

Buna Csaba,
O imagine superba cu detalii bune. Foarte interesanta prin numarul de pasari pe care le
prezinti. Desi distanta nu te-a ajutat ai reusit sa le surprinzi bine in cadru cu detalii suficiente si claritate buna. Eu nu am reusit sa ma apropii de starci sau egrete
din cauza ca sunt foarte sperioase.
Numai bine!

Buna Csaba,
Imaginea este deosebita prin faptul ca prezinta convietuirea acestor specii. Desi nu te-a ajutat obiectivul sa redai detaliile mult mai clar ai reusit sa prezinti o imagine placuta privirii.
Numai bine,

Hello Csabesz
fine cohabitation between different species of birds, this shot is well composed with a lot of great details, a wonderful scene !
the note is also very good
TFS Jacqueline

Dear Csaba!

I'm glad to discover your young, yet very interesting gallery. Today you present us a beautiful and contrastful wildlife picture. I like the well highlighted difference between the two species very much. Moreover, the simplicity of the picture and its natural aspect are very pleasant.

Kind regards


Csaba, nice shot of these egrets and herons. Have a great day, Bill

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-02 11:33]

Hello Csaba,
Lovely shot of this group very sharp and attractive BG, well focused, great POV.Best regards Siggi

Buna Csaba
very nice scene of Little Egrets and Grey Herons together. nicely composed and presented. thanks for sharing. best wishes

Hi Csaba,

Great title and absolutely awesome scene showing co-existence of the species. It looks very natural, and has created a perfect exposure across the whole scene.
TFS and havve a nice night MF!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-15 3:04]

Hi Csaba,a very nice country scene and a lot of birds..this is nature!Very nice composition and excellent white balance,very well done.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hallo Csaba,
a beautiful capture of these two species taken from a good POV in a splendid environment, beautiful natural colours in a nice composition
Best regards

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-19 3:47]

Hi Csaba,
Beautiful scane.Weel caught,framed and composed.Lovely work!
Thanks for sharing..

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-09-22 18:33]

Hola Csabesz.
Interesante y bella foto, llena de gran colorido y hermosos detalles en las Garzas. La imagen de exelente calidad.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-03 18:39]

Hello Csaba,
A wonderful image showing these two types of water birds living together in the same region. Nicely composed shot with natural colors and good exposure. Very informative notes. Great work!!

Szia Csabi,
Gyönyörűen szerkesztett kép, kitűnő kompozíció, expo és élesség. Ritka, hogy két kis kócsagot is együtt látni. Szuper kép. Bravo.
Baráti üdv, Laci

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