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Flying Great Egret

Flying Great Egret
Photo Information
Copyright: angela LL (angela926) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 470 W: 19 N: 798] (3083)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, EF 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 III
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/8000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-02 17:27
Viewed: 3662
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Great Egret flying overhead at the Gerritsen Creek nature Trail in Brooklyn New york.

Identification Tips:
Length: 32 inches Wingspan: 55 inches
Sexes similar
Large long-legged long-necked wading bird
Usually holds neck in an "S" curve in flight
Long, thick yellow bill
Black legs and feet
Entirely white plumage
Juvenile similar to basic-plumaged adult
Adult alternate:

Shaggy neck and back plumes
Similar species:
Cattle Egret much smaller with a shorter, stubbier bill and pale legs. Snowy Egret is smaller and has black bill and yellow feet. Immature Little blue Heron is smaller and has a pale bill with a black tip, and green legs. Reddish Egrets (white morph) have pale bills with black tips and blue-gray legs. The "Great White" Heron of southern Florida has yellow legs.

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Hi Angela,
Awesome photo! What an impressive bird. I guess I never think of The Great Egret when I think of Brooklyn. I usualy think of Juniors Cheese Cake :)
I like how you captured this bird in flight with it's wings wide open in thier glory. The color in the sky goes well with the bird to make a great wildlife photo.



I feel I should be asking if this is an oil and who the painter is!But instead I'm asking you, what made you leave the shot with the colour noise?
Artistic licence used to the hilt!And what a statement it makes!
Very well done, my friend, Angela!

Hi Angela
Very good shot of the Heron. That blue sky with the soft white thin clouds makes a great BG. Very nice job!!

Hi Angela,

This Egret flies overhead an Dutch name- Gerritsen kreek.
kreek are creek.
Good capture with a lots of air and clouds around the bird.


Hi Angela, I really like your egret photo. You froze the action well and captured a good wing position. That's a beautiful sky and excellent composition.
I did a workshop to filter out the noise (grain).

Bella cattura in volo di Airone bianco maggiore, molto bella la composizione con le grandi ali contro il cielo velato di nuvole leggere, la riduzione della grana č una scelta e dipende dai gusti, a me piace di pių la versione con la riduzione. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Nice inflight Angela,
I like the warm color & lightly clouded sky here.
Great inflight pose & composition as well.
I think Kens WS has improved your post.

Hi Angela,
OH i love your capture in flight.. Tis hard to catch a distant flight and u did very well.
Best regards

Hello Angela
Greater Heron is very beautiful species. I think it is Egretta alba, which occurs here. But I see lesser one, E. garzetta more common. You capture and presented nicely. Composition, frame also nice. TFS, best wishes
PS: be back for pts

hello Angela

excellent in-flight shot of the Great Egret, with fine POV and framing,
i love where the bird is placed on the frame, beautiful sky
and i love the bird's flight pose, TFS


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-10 9:50]

Hello Angela

A super capture of this egret.
They come by here occasionally and I hope to snap a photo some day.
Well placed in the frame.



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-09 9:04]

Hello Angela, beautiful image of the flying Egret, well composed picture with a good technique, thanks!


Hello Angela! Amazing flight. Good POV and moment. Very good capture and frame. Wonderful picture. Well done!

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