|Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan)
|Date Taken: 2018-08-06|
|Camera: NIKON D810|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/8000 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2018-11-16 14:23|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|GREAT EGRET (ARDEA ALBA), in the DANUBE DELTA|
The Great Egret (Ardea alba), also known as Great White Egret, Common Egret, Large Egret or Great White Heron,is a large, widely-distributed egret. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, in southern Europe it is rather localized. In North America it is more widely distributed, and it is ubiquitous across the Sun Belt of the United States and in the rainforests of South America.
The Great Egret is a large heron with all-white plumage. In breeding plumage, delicate ornamental feathers are borne on the back. Males and females are identical in appearance; juveniles look like non-breeding adults. Differentiated from the Intermediate Egret (Mesophoyx intermedius) by the gape, which extends well beyond the back of the eye in case of the Great Egret, but ends just behind the eye in case of the Intermediate Egret. It is a common species, usually easily seen.
It has a slow flight, with its neck retracted. This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes, ibises, and spoonbills, which extend their necks in flight.
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- [2018-11-16 14:36]
Hi Marius,another WAAW !! After the bee-eaters,another fantastic capture in your bird collection. Great timing and perfect exposure to take the great egret in this wonderful way,simply perfect!! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Ciao Marius, great capture of fantastic in-flight egret, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Very nice inflight shot. small green part in face is so nice.
- [2018-11-17 5:15]
Your're lucky that you avail this opportunity, beautiful with high contrast of two colours.
A....Voyager! not very happy with this bird... catching little baby-birds and....!
a great contrast and 3D high-definishings BRAVO MARIUS SECAN
- [2018-11-18 2:18]
- [2018-11-18 22:23]
This is a very aesthetic picture and perfect technically, in my opinion.