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Casmerodius albus 2

Casmerodius albus 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-03
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-20 8:54
Viewed: 3071
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Casmerodius albus (Linnaeus 1758), (Ardea alba),
Great Egret, Great White Egret.

Casmerodius albus is a large, white heron (Family Ardeidae). It is a large bird with all-white plumage that can reach one meter in height and a wingspan of 165 to 215 cm. It has 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 distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world. It is partially migratory, with northern hemisphere birds moving south from areas with colder winters.

In Cyprus Casmerodius albus is a scarce passage migrant in very small numbers during March and April. It is less frequent on return passage August to November.

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hello Christodoulos
great sharpness with super details ,you can see the fish
great shot with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

hello Christodoulos,
Very interesting, beautiful and funny photo, big bird with a tiny prey. Art reflected in water.

Hi Chris,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful heron in its natural habitat.
Captured with fine detials & sharpness.NIce POV too. Well done & TFS.

Hello Christodoulos,
Splendid photo of this casmerodius albus with fish, excellent sharpness and colorful details, TFS!

Hi Christodoulos
perfect as usual plus the prey plus the miror image

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Une très belle composition avec une symétrie parfaite et une superbe lumière bien maîtrisée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-20 10:21]

Beautiful great egret in a magnificent composition whit magic reflections and the best light balance for a top class white,another very professional work...as usual! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-03-20 10:39]

Hi Chris,

I guess this egret can swallow hundreds of these small fishes. I like the details in the white feathers and the reflection in the water is wonderful. Also the low pov is well choosen.


Hi Christodoulos,
Great shot of this majestic bird! Excellent DOF and well chosen POV gives a pleasant composition with good colours & details! Well done,

Hello Christodoulos,
Perfect action capture in the Heron's stride! Fantastic focus on the eye and the prey with absolute clarity and detail combined with excellent colour definition. POV was just perfect my friend with the fading BG. Great work and TFS.
Best regards,

Hallo Christodoulos
Everything in this image is either good, just pretty, eye-cathing or just excellently captured. The details on the bird, as well as the tiny fish and the natural surrounding is seen with great clarity. Like always I can only but sing my praises. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Christodoulos,
Great clarity picture,superb sharpness and details,nice reflection in the water.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-03-20 12:32]

Fantastic image, Christodoulos!
Super sharpness and splendid light; perfect white balance and great POV; wonderful eye! A beauty!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-20 12:41]

Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful shot, excellent detail, perfect DOF and very natural colours. Great exposure when considering the bright whites and everything else is blue. Great work.
Best regards Siggi

Absolutely great image of this white heron species Christodoulos. Just looking at this delicate colors around the bird's head for example is giving me such a visual pleasure! Immaculate!
George Veltchev

Hi Christodoulos
I like this picture, I already put it in my favorite.
It's really a great photo, perfect in sharpness, DOF and the detail of the fish is amazing

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely Great Egret in nice walking pose, fantastic reflections, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, 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)
  • [2012-03-20 13:18]

Hello Christodoulos,
I've seen a lot of photos of Great Egrets, but seldom in this quality. What a beauty! Fantastic in all aspects. The little fish is a nice bonus.

Ciao Christodoulos. Great shot MF! Another masterpiece from you. No any word to say. TFS.


Hello Christodoulos

Excellent timing with the bird and his little fish catch,
fine POV, great focus sharpness and details,
i love that you did not want to have it more closer
and instead decide to include in the image its water reflection,



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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-03-20 19:21]

Hello Christodoulos!
This pic is amazing!Wow! What a shot!Stunnig!The sharpness and lighting is wonderful.The reflection of the bird in water gave an artistic touch that I loved so much.Bravo!A real masterpiece!Congrats!
And thanks for sharing with us!
Best regards from,

Good morning Christodoulos
Great moment and fantastic capture.Suoer sharp and clear piture,wonderful colors and lighting.Perfect composition and so beautiful reflections.
Have a good day and thank You,
Kind regards

Splendid capture of a wonderful bird. Very difficult to get close to this gorgeous species. They are very shy in my country....
the composition, exposure and sharpness are superb.
First class image as usual....

Hello Christodoulos,
beautiful picture, nice reflection, great sharpness and POV.
Thanks for sharing, hello Vanni

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-03-21 23:28]

Beautiful capture Christodoulos!
From just the right POV, in fine lighting, great WB and superb sharpness this is a superb capture of the Great Egret from your archives. The composition is perfect and I like the small captured fish hanging from its bill.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-22 5:12]

hello Christodoulos,
exciting reflection seen in delightful view. The white bird is so pretty and the small fish between the beak is simply wonderful.
Excellent job.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-22 5:19]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a tiny fish this Great Egret has caught! Funny somehow..
Beuatiful square framing and a very fine composition showing the bird and its reflection on the water. As usual excellent light-management and sharpness too.
Kind regards

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