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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: 2009-09-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jacqueline's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-09 3:58
Viewed: 2801
Points: 36
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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 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 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)
  • [2009-12-09 4:05]

Hi Razvan,statuary position for the little egret,a perfect way to show this common bird taken at the best,you mange the light very well for the best result as possible.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-09 4:55]

Foarte frumoase detalii, culori si claritate, o fotografie reusita despre egreta mica, felicitari!

Ciao Razvan. Superb pose here with indeed excellent details and DOF. Very good light's management and intrigant contrast against blue BG. Beautiful colours.


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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-09 6:40]

Hello Razvan,
You got a good pose of this beauty bird, so, perfect!
Perfect light angle and POV.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-12-09 6:49]

Great exposure control, point of view and focus. Beautiful composition, colour and pose.
Greetings and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-09 7:04]

Hello Razvan,
A fine capture of a Little Egret taken from a great POV in a nice pose with excellent sharpness, colours and lighting against a superb contrasting BG.
Thanks and best wishes,

Hi Razvan,

Marvelous macro capture from little egret with perfect details!
The colors of the butterfly are very well shown and perfectly natural.
The sharpness and POV are great and the contrast between the blurry blue BG and this cute bird, is very well.

best regards,

hello Razvan
this is a super sharpness picture ,with very good details
You can see the beautiful yellow feets very good
great shot
greeting lou

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-09 8:34]

Hi Razvan,
Lovely capture of this White Little Egreat.POV,BG,colors and composition are perfect.Excellent exposure and details.
Thanks for posting..

Ciao Razvan, lovely egret in statuarie pose, wonderful capture with fine details and splendid sharpness, beautiful natural colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Razvan
exceptional photo with this delicate little egret, the pose is pretty, the background suitable for his white colour, where you managed very well with superb details!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-09 10:24]

Hello Razvan,
Great photo of this Little Egret. Beautiful natural colours and good sharpness and details. Excellent contrast against the blue BG, POV and composition.

Ce minunata este egreta ta de azi!
Culori si detalii minunate!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-09 11:33]

O egreta de album!
Splendide detalii si culori!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-09 12:17]

Hi Razvan. I think the Little Egret was posing just for you on the rock. We can see its long legs and yellow feet. Taken with good detail and detail in the white feathers.A good contrast to the rock. well taken TFS.

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-12-10 1:59]

Hi Razvan,
Excellent white detailed, very good. Perfect POV and BG. TFS.
Best regards,

Hello Razvan
what a amazing shot, this Little Egret is soo sharp detailed, superb blue BG
i like his pose on the rock and the great composition
Have a good night

Hello Razvan!

Great shot of this magnificent bird, I've never seen in my country. I think it's too cold here, especially in north Poland where I live.


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