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Great egret II

Great egret II
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Copyright: Sascha Weissbeck (Sascha-Steinau) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 3 N: 173] (1620)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D700, Sigma 70-300mm F4,0-5,6 DG APO Makro
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-06-02 12:02
Viewed: 1516
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I captured this Great Egret out of a boat. He is sitting at a small island which is named as Little Bird Key. The small island is a mangrove island located in Boca Ciega Bay within the city limits of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Little Bird Key is one of several islands which comprise the Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge and Bird Sanctuary was established in 1951. Public entry to all islands in the refuge is prohibited because of their small size and critical importance to coastal bird species. "No entry" signs are posted. The island serves as a rookery year-round, and is best observed from small-draft vessels with non-combustible engines, considering the surrounding grass flats.

The Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge includes Tarpon, Indian, Little Bird, Mule, Jackass, and Listen keys, and Whale Island.

You will find some more information's about the Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge at the following link.


NOTE: I posted the original picture at the Workshop for showing the original distance of the bird.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-02 12:43]

Hi Sascha,beautiful capture of this great egret on the tree,very good details despite the distance and excellent exposure too for the best white of plumage,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Sasha, lovekly great egret, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Sascha,
Agréable valorisation du sujet, dans une belle attitude, par l'opposition de couleurs avec l'arrière-plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Sascha,
Against such green leaves, brilliant white Egret looks beautiful. Well focus on eye. Very good sharpnesses. Even in such harsh sunlight you were able to frame it quite well despite of overexposed in few places on the feathers. I like vertical frame here where the bird has been placed nicely.
Thanks for sharing your work with us,

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2015-06-03 8:34]

Hi Sascha,

Wonderful capture of this great egret, very nice pose.
I like very much the white plumage, the détails and the sharpness are splendid.
My best regards.

hallo Sascha
beautiful egret with good sharpness and nice light
thanks gr lou

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