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Proud Parent

Proud Parent
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX210IS
Exposure: f/5.9, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fotos con Alma [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-25 18:37
Viewed: 3234
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Great Egret
Ardea alba
A large white heron, the Great Egret is found across much of the world, from southern Canada southward to Argentina, and in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. It's the largest egret in the Old World, and thus has garnered the name Great White Egret. In the New World, however, the white form of the Great Blue Heron is larger. In the United States, the Great Egret used to be called the American Egret but that was hardly appropriate, since its range extends beyond the Americas and indeed farther than other herons.

Cool Facts:
The Great Egret is the symbol of the National Audubon Society, one of the oldest environmental organizations in North America. Audubon was founded to protect birds from being killed for their feathers.
Not all young that hatch survive the nestling period. Aggression among nestlings is common and large chicks frequently kill their smaller siblings.
The longevity record for a wild Great Egret is nearly 23 years.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-25 22:55]

Hello Manyee,
I like the pose and composition in this capture of a White Egret parent guarding its chicks.
The colors, the blue sky Bg and clarity also contribute to the appeal of this image.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hi Manyee
Wonderful shot this lovely family!
Great details and colors.
A proud mother!

wow superb, you're so lucky to have all this family

Hi Manyee,
Very nice
wonderful, excellent,
I really liked,
Very cute pups,

Hello Manyee,
WOW Friend, what a photo! it speaks by itself! Congratulations, it's a great shot from the technical point of view and eloquence. Greetings, Thanks for sharing! Jesús

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-26 7:54]

Hello Manyee,
How lovely to be able to see these birds at their nest - the chicks look gorgeous and are presumably squabbling!! Mum (or Dad?) looks very proud! An excellent capture, very sharp and the colours are wonderful! Well done!
TFS and all the best, Ulla

Hello Manyee,
Excellent capture with superb details and outstanding POV.
Great focus and clarity.

It's a great moment ManYee, love the birds eye view..
The youngsters look so fuzzy & cute too :)
Well done & have a nice Sunday my friend.

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