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Jevenile Snowy Egret

Jevenile Snowy Egret
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel T2, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-24 8:53
Viewed: 1935
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Again, had a ball Trekking through the wetlands of Florida yesterday. It was hot and humid but worth every sweat droplet!

Today I share Ms Snowy scratching that itch! The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) is a small white heron. They have a slim black bill and long black legs with yellow feet. The area of the upper bill, in front of the eyes, is yellow but turns red during the breeding season, when the adults also gain recurved plumes on the back, making for a "shaggy" effect. The juvenile looks similar to the adult, but the base of the bill is paler, and a green or yellow line runs down the back of the legs.

It was an amazing day and of course a blog was birthed! Feel free to enjoy and leave a comment!

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To lousat: thanks Luciano!! oh yah but had to share!!drchoneydew 1 07-24 09:03
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Hi Brenda,the white is overexposed,but i like a lot this curious and funny pose of this egret,it seems curious in front at your camera and it pose looks like a fashion movie star...ehehe...nice and different work,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Brenda, great capture of lovely White Egret in nice pose, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Brenda,
Although bright light was your enemy but you have captured it well.Like its curious gesture.Nice sharp picture with good details.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-24 20:16]

Hello Brenda, Great capture!
What a cute youngster you have photographed. I really like it's inquisitive look and the way it has it's head cocked sideways.
I too have trouble getting the exposure perfect on all white subjects. I have photographed Great Egrets many times and seem to never ever get an image where the entire plumage is perfectly exposed.

Hello Brenda,
agree with Luciano about the exposure but it's not easy with all this white.
But the rest is nice, the pose are realy fine, and the eye and feathers are sharp.
And the bird stand out well agaisnt the blurry BG.
Well done.


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