|Copyright: John Coventry (jtcoven)
|Date Taken: 2015-10-01|
|Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1600 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-10-12 9:15|
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|Snowy Egret. Note the reflection of the water on the underside of the wing and body of the egret.|
The snowy egret (Egretta thula) is a small white heron. It is the American counterpart to the very similar Old World little egret, which has established a foothold in the Bahamas. At one time, the beautiful plumes of the snowy egret were in great demand by market hunters as decorations for women's hats. This reduced the population of the species to dangerously low levels. Now protected in the United States by law, under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, this bird's population has rebounded.
Adults are typically 61 cm (24 in) long and weigh 375 g (0.827 lb) They have a slim black bill and long black legs with yellow feet. The area of the upper bill, in front of the eyes, is yellow but turns red during the breeding season, when the adults also gain recurved plumes on the back, making for a "shaggy" effect.
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Great shot John,
A special image, full of impressive details,
Nice light and good sharpness - well done
une superbe photo,de l'aigrette en vol.
Bonne qualité des détails et bonne netteté
Nice shot John. light and good sharpness is just perfect.
this is a fantastic shot, all is perfect, the pose of the wings, the sharp details, the POV, the white faethers against the dark BG and the play of light and shaddows on the bird
Have a good night