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Intermediate Egret

Intermediate 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: 2013-07-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-29 2:44
Viewed: 2822
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken handheld on a small wooden boat that moved in this swampy shallow lake of Thale Noi.

The Intermediate Egret, Median Egret, Smaller Egret or Yellow-billed Egret (Mesophoyx intermedia) is a medium-sized heron. Some taxonomists put the species in the genus Egretta or Ardea. It is a resident breeder from east Africa across the Indian Subcontinent to Southeast Asia and Australia.
This species, as its scientific name implies, is intermediate in size between the Great Egret and smaller white egrets like the Little Egret and Cattle Egret, though nearer to Little than Great. It is about 5672 cm (2228 in) long with a 105115 cm (4145 in) wingspan and weighs c.400g (14 oz),[4] with all-white plumage, generally dark legs and a thickish yellow bill. Breeding birds may have a reddish or black bill, greenish yellow gape skin, loose filamentous plumes on their breast and back, and dull yellow or pink on their upper legs (regional variations). The sexes are similar.
The Intermediate Egret stalks its prey methodically in shallow coastal or fresh water, including flooded fields. It eats fish, frogs, crustaceans and insects. It often nests in colonies with other herons, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. Two to five eggs are laid, the clutch size varying with region.

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真是可愛漂亮的鏡頭 蓮花池 蓮花盛開
構圖真是漂亮 色彩豐富 背景漂亮

Salam Foozi
Wonderful capture in such wonderful environment.Great composition,wonderful colours and great details.Thank You.
Have a great day!
Best regards

Those pink Water Lilies make this a very attractive composition with the white bird in the middle of them, Foozi.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.

colorful image bird with flowery background. Nice work

OH WOW i posted an Egret too! I LOVE your swampy lake!! Just look at all those flowers, just glorious with the striking white of your egret! Great to read about your species too! Thank you for sharing

Hi Foozi. Colours are great and the DOF makes for a wonderfully faded background. The white bird looks fantastic surrounded by pink flowers. You've framed it beautifully as well. An expert shot. Well done! TFS Trevor

Hello Foozi,
Perfectly focused,excellent clarity and lovely composition.
Best regards,

hallo Foozi
a Beauty with great details and super sharpness

the colours are beautiful an very nice composition
greeting lou

Hi Foozi,
interesting bird. Nice white balance. Incredible water environment.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Foozi,
Thanks for your beautiful comments.It will help me to capture better one.
Beautiful picture of this Egret with its majestic pose.Lake is looked like marvelous due to Lotus.Nice sharpness with good POV.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Ciao Foozi, great capture of lovely egret in a fantastic ambientation, fine details, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-29 12:32]

Hello Foozi.
WOW! Excellent colors and light! Beautiful composition, DOF, BG. Wonderfuul details! Great work!Regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-29 14:55]

Hi Foozi,a very nice surprise on your green and purple carpet today,beautiful capture of this egret in a excellent exposure for a great white and impressives details too despite the distance,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-07-30 0:59]

Yes, this is a beautiful picture with these beautifull flowers! Yes I like it. Congratulation. Saludos

Hi Foozi,

Incredible shot. Perfect light, colors, details, pose and framing. And the surronding is just breathtaking.
Two little technical nits if I may:
. I guess the focus is on the leave and flower in front. But yet the bird is still in the depth of field.
. You posted at 100kb while we're allowed 300. This ia causing some details to be lost.
But anyway, nicest surprise in a while on TN.
best regards

Hi Foozi,
Woohh..What a beautiful natural moment.
Great composition and timing.Excellent color combination and details.
Thanks for sharing.


Amazing scene and beautiful photo Foozi! Very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness. The FG and the BG with the flowers are fantastic!

Beautiful, lovely composition of exotic nature.

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