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Great Egret

Great Egret
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Copyright: Arunas Eismantas (Aukstaitis) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 161] (846)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-20
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-20 22:33
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[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 Kōtuku in New Zealand. It is sometimes confused with the Great White Heron in Florida, which is a white morph of the Great Blue Heron.

The Great Egret is a large bird with all white plumage that can reach 101 cm in height and weigh up to 950 g. It is only slightly smaller than the Great Blue or Grey Herons. Apart from size, the Great Egret 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.

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Hi Arunas
Great shot of this Egret. Love the sharpness, you can even see the water dripping off the fishes tail. Great detail and color. Very good job!!

Hi Arunas, Stunning catch and well framed, pin sharp and great colours really well done TFS Cheers Rick

Perfect shot; well-composed and well-focused. I would lose the frame. . . :)

great portrait of this fish, egret great too ;-)

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Realy great shot! Well done

Hello Arunas !
Wow, what an outstanding picture ! Everything is perfect here : sharp details, nice natural colors, wonderful composition and POV, beautiful blurred BG with lovely colors, excellent pose of the Egret. You captured her at the perfect moment, with this big fish in her mouth. Very well done !

Harika bir fotograf. Ozellikle netlik super.

Hello Arunas,
What a fantastic photo of this Egret. Sharpness, colours, BG, composition and POV are perfect.

great close up, TFS Ori

Hi Arunas
Wonderful action picture. You've just caught seconds!! The animals are extremely sharp, and the background nice and soft.
Amaizing shot.
Additionally the frame is very well chosen. I would change only one thing. The frame on the left side is little bit too close to the egret neck (but that's just very minor thing).
Thanks fro sharing and congratulations

Hello Arunas
A beautiful image, very clear and very good light. To the fished poor man its life is finished a greeting.

Hi Arunas

Great shot and timing.
excellent DOF and sharpness
Good composition (a little more space to the left would have added that little extra)


so close. so sharp.
Great action

great portrait of this fish, egret great too

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