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Setting sails, raising anchor...

Setting sails, raising anchor...
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Copyright: Vladimir Ivanov (izanoza) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 18] (228)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.4, ISO 400
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-10-11 10:57
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Great egret

The Great Egret (also known an the Common Egret) is a large wading bird found worldwide. It is the second-largest member of the heron family in America (second only to the Great Blue Heron). It lives in mudflats, tidal shallows and marshes. It winters in the south down to Colombia. The Great Egret flies with slow wing beats and has a deep, croaking call.

The Great Egret is over 3 ft (1 m) tall and has a wingspan of up to 55 inches (140 cm). Its body has white feathers, the neck is S-shaped, the bill is bright yellow, and the long legs and the feet are black. Males and females are similar in appearance.

The Great Egret eats fish, lizards, frogs, crayfish, small rodents, and insects. It often hunts in shallow water, usually impaling the prey on its long, sharp bill.

The Great Egret's nest is a platform of twigs and sticks that is built in trees or on the ground. Females lay 3-5 pale blue-green eggs in each clutch (a set of eggs laid at one time). The incubation period of the eggs is 23-26 days. Both parents care for the young, feeding them frogs, fish, and snakes.

Basic identification tips:
- Length: 32 inches Wingspan: 55 inches
- Sexes similar
- Large long-legged long-necked wading bird
- Usually holds neck in an "S" curve in flight
- Long, thick yellow bill
- Black legs and feet
- Entirely white plumage
- Juvenile similar to basic-plumaged adult

The photo was taken on the pond near Lilypons Water Gardens.

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Great shot Vladimir.
I like the light, it's very nice.
Nice colours , good composition and good sharpness with details.
Good note.
Very well done.

Magnifique photo, les reflets, la verdure sont de toute beauté. Merci. Rudy

perfect !
la composition flaural est dejas siblime ..alors avec un majestueu oiseau en envole..qui dire si se n'est BRAVOS !
Pourquoi j'adore cette photo ? :
1)la flaure est sublime avec des teinte vert, jaune , rouge, marron...
2)il y a de l'eau..et l'eau c'est la vie !
3) les goute d'eau rende la scene vraiment magique
4)l'oiseau est d'une rare elegance.

c'est du travail de pro Vladimir.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-11 13:38]

What a moment! I love the composition. Besides leaving room for him to fly into, it is also a beautiful setting.

Very well captured and thanks for posting

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-10-11 13:40]

Hi Vladimir
This is very beautiful, nice scene, and then MR Great Egret obliging so beautifully!

Beautiful shot, I love the feeling of depth and there is space for the bird to fly. Great work.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-10-11 16:14]

Excelente regreso Vladimir.
La imagen de la garza despegando es maravillosa, por su agudeza y composicion, incluyendo un excelente encuadre y una tenue reflexion.
Gran disparo.

Excellent return Vladimir.
The image of the heron taking off is wonderful, by its sharpness and composition, including an excellent frame and a tenuous reflection.
Great shot.

Just beautiful!What a lovely shot,no need to say more.Keep up the good work.

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  • desmo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 6] (4)
  • [2004-12-22 4:58]

Very good shot Rudy,
Many details and great composition, beautiful colors. this is a great shot.

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  • didou Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 1 N: 41] (507)
  • [2005-02-04 10:13]


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-02-24 15:37]

Técnica y estéticamente perfeta: bonito color y una gran sensación de profunidad.
Technitally and aestheticaly perfect: beautiful color and big sensation of deep.

Wow Vladimir!
Piekne kolory, kadr, ostro¶ć, super glebia!
Gratuluje wspanialej kompozycji.

  • drswapan (33)
  • [2006-11-14 13:08]

great moment and beautiful scenario. congratulation to TN.

Outstanding picture.

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