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Great Egret

Great Egret
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Copyright: Mircea Radu Achim (achimmircea) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 0 N: 1603] (6246)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, HOYA 77.0 mm UV
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-20 11:00
Viewed: 3455
Points: 26
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The Great Egret (Ardea alba), also known as the Great White Egret or Common Egret or (now not in use) 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. It is sometimes confused with the Great White Heron in Florida, which is a white morph of the closely related Great Blue Heron (A. herodias). Note however that the name Great White Heron has occasionally been used to refer to the Great Egret.
The Great Egret is a large bird with all-white plumage that can reach one meter in height and weigh up to 950 grams (2.1 lb). It is thus only slightly smaller than the Great Blue or Grey Heron (A. cinerea). Apart from size, the Great Egret can be distinguished from other white egrets by its yellow bill and black legs and feet, though the bill may become darker and the lower legs lighter in the breeding season. In breeding plumage, delicate ornamental feathers are borne on the back. Males and females are identical in appearance; juveniles look like non-breeding adults. 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.
The Great Egret is not normally a vocal bird; at breeding colonies, however, it often gives a loud croaking cuk cuk cuk.

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Ciao Mircea.
Complimenti, grande tempismo nel fotografare questo airone con la sua preda,eccellente nitidezza con ottimi particolari,stupendi colori naturali bene la composizione.
Ti auguro una buona settimana ciao Marco.

Ciao Mircea, great capture of lovely Ardea alba, fascinating reflections, fine details, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-20 12:45]

Hello Mircea,
A photo taken in a perfect timing. Very beautiful colours and good sharpness. Excellent composition.

Excelenta, Mircea!
Ce "timing" ai avut!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-05-20 14:01]

perfecta! felicitari!

Impressive photo Mircea! Perfect timing, very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-05-21 0:32]

Excellent composition and perfect timing achieved here, what a moment, beautiful image. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-21 1:54]

Hello Mircea,
Perfect timing! Beautiful light, excellent sharpness and well composed picture. Very pleasant!
Kind regards

Hello Mircea,
wow, what a fabulous timing. The way the little fish is hovering inside the beak of the Egret looks awesome. Great sharpness and beautiful colours complete this marvellous shot.
Best wishes,

Buna Mircea,
O captura interesanta cu aceasta Egreta mare,culori si detalii minunate,felicitari!

Salut Mircea,
Frumoasa aceasta egreta mare. Detaliile si culorile foarte reusite.
In zona la mine nu prea am ocazii asa de bune cu aceste pasari de balta. Sunt extrem de sperioase si nu ma pot apropia de ele.....

Hi Mircea,
very nice photo of this bird. Perfect sharpness and details. Amazing colours.
Have a nice week,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-27 7:59]

Hi Mircea.
Bravo. You have got an amazing picture. Timing and scene at whole are fantastic and exposure and reproduction of all features of the beautiful bird are superb. My compliments and best regards.

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