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GREAT EGRET


GREAT EGRET
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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1989 W: 0 N: 5389] (29472)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-02-07 3:05
Viewed: 136
Points: 14
[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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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-02-07 6:17]

Hallo Marius,
Excellent photo of this Great Egret. Sharpness, white balance and composition are very good.
Regards,
Peter

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 329 W: 12 N: 89] (9513)
  • [2019-02-07 6:57]

Just my prayers, that LORD take me to such spot to see as close as this the nature, excellent shot.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 1 N: 530] (5755)
  • [2019-02-07 10:58]

Excellent picture Marius, excellent!
I really like the white color on the wings!
Congratulation!
Saludos.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6421 W: 89 N: 15570] (65152)
  • [2019-02-07 14:36]

Hi Marius,a common specie but a very great capture in flight,perfect sharpness and exposure too! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 0 N: 433] (8445)
  • [2019-02-08 0:52]

beautiful..

Hello Marius,
Beautiful shot, no doubt. Sometime blue sky seems to me bit flat although I have so many blue sky pictures and I have nothing to do. Good details and perfect exposure.
Thanks and regards,
Srikumar

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 2 N: 140] (1437)
  • [2019-02-10 20:53]

Hi Marius
Well captured this elegant bird in flight.
Beautiful composition.

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