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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1989 W: 0 N: 5389] (29472)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-07-13 1:47
Viewed: 1082
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Great Egret (Ardea alba), also known as Great White Egret, Common Egret, Large Egret or Great White Heron,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.

The Great Egret is a large heron with all-white plumage. In breeding plumage, delicate ornamental feathers are borne on the back. Males and females are identical in appearance; juveniles look like non-breeding adults. Differentiated from the Intermediate Egret (Mesophoyx intermedius) by the gape, which extends well beyond the back of the eye in case of the Great Egret, but ends just behind the eye in case of the Intermediate Egret. 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.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6417 W: 89 N: 15567] (65144)
  • [2016-07-13 1:52]

Hi Marius,fantastic in flight capture,reminds me the pic od Asbed..ehhee...great timing and the best exposure to take the best details and white,absolutely great! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hallo marius
very nice picture to see
good sharpness and nice light
thanks gr lou

Hello Marius,
Very nice photograph of this flying Great Egret. Excellent exposure. Details on white plumage are well visible. Good sharpness too.
Thanks for sharing your work with useful NOTE,

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 63 W: 2 N: 140] (1437)
  • [2016-07-15 22:06]

Hi Marius
You caught a sharp and nice image of this flying egret. The exposure is well achieved, not so easy in a white subject. Well done.


Ciao Marius, great capture of fantastic in-flight egret, perfect focus, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Marius

Excellent in-flight shot of the Great Egret, fine POV,
great focus, sharpness, and details of its white plumage, TFS


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