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Great Egret

Great Egret
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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR, 67mm UV filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-19 0:41
Viewed: 3997
Points: 26
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Great Egret
Ardea alba

* Great White Egret (British English)
* Grande Aigrette (French)
* Garza blanca, Garza grande, Garza real (Spanish)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Subclass: Neornithes
Infraclass: Neognathae
Superorder: Neoaves
Order: Ciconiiformes (disputed)
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Ardea
Species: A. alba

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The Great Egret (Ardea alba), also known as the Great White Egret or Common Egret or (now not in use) Great White Heron, and called kōtuku in New Zealand, is a large egret. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, in southern Europe and Asia it is rather localized. In North America it is more widely distributed ubquitously across the sun belt states in the Unites States. It is sometimes confused with the Great White Heron in Florida, which is a white morph of the closely related Great Blue Heron (A. herodias). Note however that the name Great White Heron has occasionally been used to refer to the Great Egret.


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great image

Hello Jim! Amazing Great Egret! Wonderful scene, excellent flight, perfect exposure and capture. Dynamic effect. Well done!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-19 2:14]

Hello Jim,
A great capture of the great Egret in flight. The composition is perfectly suited to the wing position and the sharpness is good against the OOF natural habitat BG.
Thanks and all the best,

hello Jim
imposing pose with open feathers, very good shot in flight with great output in colours and fine details!
keep photographing! TFS

Hello Jim,
a splendid picture of the Great Egret in-flight, very good sharpness and very beautiful natural colours, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-11-19 4:13]

Great Egret and Great Shot. Congratulations Jim. TFS.

hello Jim

excellent close-up in-flight photo of the Great Egret,
shot with fine POV and fine framing with the good space
in front of the bird, fine focus to the bird with excellent
sharpness and details, you maged superbly your camera
to obtain details of the white plumage, TFS


Hello Jim,
Wonderful capture of this egret in flight. Nice colours and very good background.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-11-19 18:47]

Hello Jim,
A super inflight capture with excellent exposure and wonderful natural colors. These birds are so beautiful, and you did a great job showing us just that fact!!

Hello Jim,

Very good capture, great angle and perfect position of the bird. The background is interesting, well out of focus, for this complex featuring three layers. What are they? "Buildings in the background?.

Good work, perfectly composed.



Preciosa estampa, con un encuadre casi perfecto y unas suaves y finas tonalidades: bonita!
Saludos Jim: Josep Ignasi.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-11-24 8:51]

Very well taken picture from an ideal POV. Great compo and OOF BG.
Greetings and TFS.

Hello Jim
a wonderful shot of this Great Egret, you have frozen it with very beautiful wings position, the bird is well focused and the blurred BG highlight it superbly, a great scene
Have a good night

Hi Jim,

The vbird in flight is impressive. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Great Egret. It is well place in the framed. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi Jim,
Well captured in flight,good detail and exposure.Nicely imaged with frontal space. Well done and TFS,

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