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Great Egret

Great  Egret
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-12 1:52
Viewed: 2949
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Egret (Ardea alba), also known as Great White Egret, Common Egret, or Great White Heron,[2][3] 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. It is sometimes confused with the Great White Heron in Florida, which is a white morph of the closely related Great Blue Heron (A. herodias). Note, however, that the name Great White Heron has occasionally been used to refer to the Great Egret.
The Great Egret is a large bird with all-white plumage that can reach one meter in height, weigh up to 950 grams (2.1 lb) and a wingspan of 165 to 215 cm (65 to 85 in). It is thus only slightly smaller than the Great Blue or Grey Heron (A. cinerea). Apart from size, the Great Egret can be distinguished from other white egrets by its 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 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.

Ref : Wikipedia

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Olá Foozi,
A great portrait from this lovely waters bird.
Good POV and shallow DOF. Neat, clear and very good contrast against green BG.

marvellous scene with this BG, the performance of white is great, sharpness and very good details!
regards Foozi

Hi Foozi
Simple but great compo and bg

Hallo Foozi,
a very good capture of the Great Egret taken from an excellent point of view with perfect focusing and fine details, splendid natural colours, i like tre green background
Best regards

Hello Foozi,
Slim gorgeous bird! Nice shot.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-12 6:04]

Hello Foozi,
this image is splendid!
Great POV and excellent sharpness; perfect light and beautiful natural colours. The pose is fantastic!
Very well done!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-12 7:03]

Hello Foozi,
A wonderful shot of a Great Egret.
I like the pose, taken from a great POV with superb sharpness and contrast with the paddyfield BG. The composition is perfect.
This is great to view!
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi Foozi,

The vegetation is framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Great Egret. The combination of the morning light and of the light of the flash have a good effect on the colord. Have a nice day.


Hi Foozi,
This is fantastic. Congratulations on getting this pose so clearly.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-12 7:38]

Hello Foozi,
Excellent photo of this Great Egret in beautiful colours, nicely contrasting against the green background. Great sharpness and a very good choice of composition. Good DOF.

Hi Foozi,
very simple, but beautiful shot. Amazing colours. Warm colours. Perfect composition.
Have a nice week,

Ciao Foozi, great capture of lovely Egret in nice pose on a beautiful all green BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week, ciao Silvio

very dynamic picture with good clarity and composition.

Hello Foozi,
A wonderful capture taken from a perfect POV with great details and nice colours. Beautiful composition, too. Well done!

Hello Foozi

Excellent close-up photo of the Great Egret,
with fine POV and appropriate framing,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-12 10:47]

Hello Foozi.
Very nice wild scene. I like wonderful image of gracious bird and very nice scenery. Very good feather reproduction, pleasant light green colour palette.Best regards Siggi

Hello Foozi,
Another interesting image.....
Impressive capture with very nice details and exceptional sharpness.
I love the excellent clarity and the perfect focus.
Wonderful composition and exposure as usual.

Hello Foozi,
Very nice photo, good sharpness and beautiful colors. Very good POV and BG.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Impressive photo Foozi! Excellent composition and beautiful BG !

Sawasdee Ka Foozi,
A very lovely picture of this Great Egret with very nice pose, good details sharpness, and beautiful colours, a wonderful nature shot,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

Hi Foozi,
Fantastic work done here. Great picture of this Egret captured with fine details & sharpness.
The green BG is stunning. TFS.

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