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Little Egret

Little Egret
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Copyright: Iovescu Stefan (stefan) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 32] (137)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.4, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-14 1:16
Viewed: 2918
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 5565 cm long with an 88106 cm wingspan. It weighs 350550 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, Taiwan, 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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Buna Stefan,
Frumoasa compozitie cu aceasta pasare deosebita surprinsa in
mediul ei natural.
Detalii si culori excelente.

Ciao Stefan, lovely little egrett in nice pose, great contrast against dark BG, splendid sharpness, good natural colors and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Stefan! Wonderful egret. Amazing scene and scenery. Perfect POV and capture. Original shot. Ideal exposure. Well done!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-14 12:10]

Hello Stefan.
Nice contrast between the light on this Little Egret and the dark background.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Stefan,
Beautiful photo of this Little Egrit - good composition, and contrast. Regards,

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