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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 D300s, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-18 1:43
Viewed: 1966
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-12-18 1:56]

Hi Les.
I like this clear photo so much. Mirror surface of the water as well as mirror reflection of the heron at attractive pose and charming waves from its legs are create an amazing scene. Exposure of the shot and details are spot on. Well done and TFS.

Hello Les,
First of one, thanks for visiting my gallery. Amazing capture of a wonderful specie. Nice details and exceptional colors. You managed very good this composition. It is a very shy bird in my country....
Thanks for sharing!

Interesting shot, the reflection is near perfect and the ripples behind add to the picture,
Goutham Ramesh

hallo les
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Les.
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
影子的鳥十分清晰 而鳥的的高光使他羽毛變的很柔和
有一種若隱若現的感覺 感覺很棒 還有著對稱的美感
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hi Bennet,
Very impressive shot. clarity and the shadow of this bird is well composed,
lovely click.


Ciao Les, great capture of lovely litle egret, fantastic reflection, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Ron,
nice bird. Great composition. Perfect point of view. Very good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-18 11:34]

Hi Les,perfect choice of point of view to take this egret and its dark relfection on the water,a beautiful mirror effect taken in the best exposure and with fine details too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-18 11:45]
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Hello Les,
Nice photo of this egret in beautiful colours, good sharpness and an fine reflection on the water. Excellent POV. But why not in 800 pixels?

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-18 16:07]

Hello Les,
Whenever I view all white birds I just have to check out the exposure. I have the hardest time getting it correct without blowing out the detail. I see you did a fine job here as I can see much detail and the white balance looks perfect.
I love the way it is staring into the water while it's reflection perfectly mirrors the pose. A beautiful shot indeed!!

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