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Great Egret

Great Egret
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-26 23:19
Viewed: 2694
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the many great egrets (Casmerodius albus) in the national reserve of Kis Ballaton.

From Wiki:
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.

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Impressive photo Pierre! Very good composition and good sharpness. The colours and the lighting are fantastic.

Üdvözlöm Pierre,
Kitünő kép a repülő kócsagról,éles részletekkel,tökéletes megvilágitással,természetes színekkel.-Gratula

Hi Pierre,
Very nice photo of this Egr alba in fly, great sharpness, fine colorful details!
Regards, Joska

Hello Pierre

Excellent in-flight photo of this Great Egret,
fine POV & framing, superb focus sharpness details,



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-27 5:47]

Beautiful in flight capture my friend! Great sharpness and fantastic light position to the see the tranparencies of the wings,excellent light balance too and great timing.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-27 6:27]

Hello Pierre,
Excellent photo in splendid light and colours. Impressive sharpness and a nice composition. Beautiful contrasting blue sky in the background.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-27 7:22]

Hello Pierre.
Excellent in flight capture of heron.Details on white feathers are impressive.I liked moment you caught,POV,BG,lighting and composition also a lot.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Pierre,
very good photo of this bird. Amazing colours. Nice composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-01-28 0:07]

Fine viewpoint for this flight image, good composition. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-02 4:10]

Hello Pierre
wow this inflight capture is really marvellous. The details are intact The lighting is superbs. very well taken. well composen and the right moment is excellently frozen.
Love the view sooo much.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-02-02 6:04]

Bonjour Pierre,
Aprčs une absence prolongée je suis de retour sur TN. J'ai regardé tes derničres images et celle-ci a capté tout de suite mon regard. Comme un ange ton égrette, le ciel bleu donne un parfait contraste ŕ la blancheur du plumage de l'oiseau. Excellent cadrage et trčs bonne netteté aussi.
A bientôt

Hello Pierre-Beautiful picture.Nicely taken.Good light and details under wings.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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