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Little Egret

Little Egret
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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: 2009-08-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-04 8:21
Viewed: 2477
Points: 28
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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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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-04 8:33]

Oooh! What a beautiful moment! A great masterwork,the position of the wings and the reflection in a very nice composition.Impressive way to show this little egret,amazing sharpness too.My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Salut Razvan
Ma intrebam cand ai facut forografia asta, vad ca in august. Pentru ca imi place foarte mult penajul pasarii, acele pene subtiri, finute, sunt expuse foarte bine, si se disting de asemenea. Foarte frumos!
Toate cele bune

hello Razvan
marvellous scene, exceptional presentation and photo

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-04 9:54]

Hello Razvan,
We are neighbours today!
This is a fine capture of a Little Egret with most of its breeding plumage still intact. The lateral POV is ideal and taken with good sharpness and excellent lighting against the contrasting natural BG as it stands in the water.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hello Razvan
little egret's great pose with furnish plumage. you greatly capture it under shiny light condition. exposure, focus, POV and composition with reflection very nice. good informative notes. TFS
have a nice weekend my friend

Exceptionala egreata ta de azi.
Culori frumos surprinse, calitate in redarea detaliilor, reflexie frumoasa in apa.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-04 10:12]

Hello Razvan,
Fantastic photo of this Little Egret. So much details in the white, very difficult. Fascinating colours with a beautiful reflection on the water. Great POV, composition, DOF and OOF BG.
Have a great weekend,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-04 10:23]

Salut Razvan,
excelenta Egreta ta pitica. Exceptionala claritate a culorilor.
Felicitarile mele. Cine stie poate intr-o zi ... o sa pot sa ma concurez si eu cu tine.
O seara linistita,

Hi Razvan,

Lovely details of the bird's plumage!... very good effort for dominating the light, which always is difficult with these white birds. Very good composition and nice fund.



Buna Razvan,
Bine surprinsa aceasta egreta. Foarte bune detalii.
Un sfarsit
Marius.de saptamana placut!

Hello Razvan

I like the colors, contrast and plumage

Hello Razvan,
a splendid picture of the Little Egret taken from an excellent lateral POV showing well the summer plumage, very good sharpness, very beautiful light and colour tones with a perfect exposure, avery pleasing composition with a good reflection.
Have a good weekend

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-09-05 13:57]

Hello Razvan.
A successful image, accurate control of the white color. Nice composition, details, sharp feathers.
Great work.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-09-14 10:22]

Hello Razvan,
I like your timing, the reflections, colors, composition and exposure handling.

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