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Little Egret


Little Egret
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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-12 3:18
Viewed: 2406
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Egretta garzetta


Bitterns and herons (Ardeidae)


The little egret is a small white heron with attractive white plumes on crest, back and chest, black legs and bill and yellow feet. It first appeared in the UK in significant numbers in 1989 and first bred in Dorset in 1996. Its colonization followed naturally from a range expansion intro western and northern France in previous decades. It is now at home on numerous south coast sites, both as a breeding species and as a winter visitor. It is included on the Amber List as rare breeding species.


A recent colonist, it is most common along the south and east coasts of England, and in Wales. The estuaries of Devon and Cornwall; Poole Harbour and Chichester Harbour hold some of the largest concentrations and they are also common in East Anglia. They are an increasingly common sight in inland areas too and are gradually increasing their range northwards .

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barthatibor
Hello Bennett
Nice compozition with perfect detail.Excellent light with even illumination and wonderful natural colors.
Best regards
Tibi

Ciao Les, great capture of lovely little egrett, fascinating reflections, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Les,
Excellent photo, great lights and very fine details on this photo of this little egret in action!
Regards, Joska

Hi Les,
nice photo of this bird. Excellent white balance.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

Hello Bennett,
Good timing to record this action. Lovely pov and composition. Very well done and tfs.
JC

so beautiful scene and moment, great composition with nice performance!
regards Les
Nasos

Hallo Les
I just love the circle movement of the water you captured here, and my oh my is that a small fishy this Heron has caught? These are beautiful birds and it is always a pleasure to see them. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

Hello Les,
Excellent capture with great sharpness and details. Beautiful water movement as this Heron caught it's prey. Good POV, DOF and frame.
Best regards,
Carl

  • Great 
  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-05-22 20:42]

Hola Les, una gran foto con mucho movimiento y una hermosa especie bien tomada en su entorno...saludos.

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