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Egretta garzetta

Egretta garzetta
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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 550D, EF 75-300mm III USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-09 12:04
Viewed: 1897
Points: 2
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Little Egret
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Little Egret

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Egretta
Species: E. garzetta
Binomial name
Egretta garzetta
(Linnaeus, 1766)

The Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) is a small white heron. It is the Old World counterpart to the very similar New World Snowy Egret.

Depending on authority, two or three subspecies of Little Egret are currently accepted.[2]
Egretta garzetta garzetta – Europe, Africa, and most of Asia except the southeast
Egretta garzetta nigripes – Indonesia east to New Guinea
Egretta garzetta immaculata – Australia and (non-breeding) New Zealand, often considered synonymous with E. g. nigripes
Three other egret taxa have at times been classified as subspecies of the Little Egret in the past but are now regarded as two separate species. These are the Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis which occurs on the coastline of West Africa (Egretta gularis gularis) and from the Red Sea to India (Egretta gularis schistacea), and the Dimorphic Egret Egretta dimorpha, found in East Africa, Madagascar, the Comoros and the Aldabra Islands.[3]

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Hello Luiz Alberto,

I don't know why this photo didn't receive any feedback from the community, because it's in my opinion a very good shot. Yes, might be improved - the foreground is a bit too much, the out of focus parts might be cropped; the grass-blades (?) between the lens and the focused subject could be cloned out and so... but nobody mentioned how excellent the composition is with the bird, the water and the shore only; how great the sharpness is (no oversharpening at all), how beautiful the egret's pose is... I don't understand why this photo was ignored. OK, it isn't a masterpiece. But CLOSED to be a masterpiece. At least in my view.

Best regards, László

PS: your notes might be a little more personal, because I don't even know this shot was made on the seaside or on a lake shore, for example. Just an advice.

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