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Great Egret

Great Egret
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Copyright: Greg Hume (greghume) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 72 N: 575] (2160)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20, Leica 36-432mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Personal Bird Photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-13 21:09
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Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Egret (Ardea alba), also known as the Great White Egret, White Heron, or Common Egret, is a wading egret, found in most of the tropical and warmer temperate parts of the world, although it is very local in southern Europe and Asia. It is called Kotuku in New Zealand. It should not be confused with the Great White Heron, which is a white morph of the Great Blue Heron found in Florida.

The Great Egret is a large bird, only slightly smaller than the Great Blue or Grey Herons. It has all white plumage. Apart from size, it can be distinguished from other white egrets by its yellow bill and black legs and feet. It also has a slow flight, with its neck retracted. This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, which extend their necks.
Information from Wikipedia.

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Wonderful image of this egret, I posted one some months ago that I took in South Carolina. Well done, Greg, great sharpness and POV.


good job nice expoztionon and good bird nice photo

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2006-02-14 3:55]

Hi Greg

Lovely shot of the Great Egret

I am a Lumix fan as I consistently seem to get the best shots with it


I love the way this Egret is standing tall and proud. Good management of the white. Nice work Greg. Thanks.

Hi Greg,
A very difficult exposure with the bright sunlight, shade, and all white bird. Excellent job balancing all this out to get a very good photo. Nice composition and framing on this beauty.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-02-14 21:59]

Bonne capture Greg!

Les détails et la pose de l'oiseau sont parfaits et l'éclairage à contre jour est efficace.



Bonjour Greg

Une superbe présentation de ce grand oiseau.Le sujet est parfaitement éclairé. Félicitations pour l'exposition des couleurs et le bel environnement qui fait bien ressortir le sujet.
Merci et au revoir....JP

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