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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-03 1:04
Viewed: 2534
Points: 24
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Little Egret, Egretta garzetta is a small white heron. It is the Old World counterpart to the very similar New World Snowy Egret
The adult Little Egret is 55–65 cm long with an 88–106 cm wingspan. It weighs 350–550 grams. Its plumage is all white. It has long black legs with yellow feet and a slim black bill. In the breeding season, the adult has two long nape plumes and gauzy plumes on the back and breast. The bare skin between the bill and eyes becomes red or blue. Juveniles are similar to non-breeding adults but have duller legs and feet. The subspecies garzetta has yellow feet and a bare patch of grey-green skin between the bill and eyes, whereas nigripes has yellow skin between the bill and eye and blackish feet.
Little Egrets are mostly silent but make various croaking and bubbling calls at their breeding colonies and produce a harsh alarm call when disturbed.
Its original breeding distribution was large inland wetlands and coastal wetlands in warm temperate parts of Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
In warmer locations, most birds are permanent residents; northern populations, including many European birds, migrate to Africa and southern Asia. They may also wander north after the breeding season, which presumably has led to this egret's range expansion.

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hello Neighbour Razvan
this is a super sharpness pose of this beauty
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-11-03 2:49]

Salut Razvane,
din nou pe aici. Ma bucur sa revad capturile tale exceptionale.
Sper ca de acum incolo sa revin mai des pe galerie, cu umilele mele poze.
Cele bune,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-03 2:53]

Hello Razvan,
excellent capture in good details and balance. The sharpness and details are splendid.
I like the S curve of the neck.
Nicely composed shot.


PS - what you say about my myna bird shot is very correct.

Hello Razvan,
another beautiful image with details and light perfect, regards, Paolo

Ciao Razvan. Perfect DOF and white's management. Excellent focus in an interesting compo.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-11-03 8:13]

Buna Razvane,
Splendida fotografie despre aceasta specie, foarte frumoase detalii in albul penajului, precum si in negrul ciocului, felicitari!

Buna Razvan,
Faina captura avand detalii si culori naturale.
Foarte bun focusul si in general pozitia pasarii.
Eu greu am reusit imagini cu aceasta specie sperioasa.

Salut Razvan,
Excelenta captura surprinsa in momentul potrivit cu detalii excelente. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

Bonjour Razvan,
Très belle scène de la vie sauvage dans une superbe lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Razvan
very nice shot of fishing Little Egret, with great timing. nice focus, POV and timing. nicely composed. thanks for sharing, best wishes

Nice action shot with a reflection as well. The small circles in the water show the action well. Nice sharpness and feather detail, well done

Hi Razvan. Love the pose of the stretching long neck and the catch is so sharp with fine details. Nice framing with artistic reflection. Well done. Thanks for sharing and best wishes - Jusni

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