Jun 8, 2009

Great Egret

This turned out strange. It looks like parts of the bushes are smeared but it is the actual bush. I took this at a pond at the Wildlife Safari. I'll have to go back and look at those bushes again.

Great Egret

The Great Egret is a large bird with all-white plumage that can reach one meter in height and weigh up to 950 g. It is thus only slightly smaller than the Great Blue or Grey Heron (A. cinerea). Apart from size, the Great Egret can be distinguished from other white egrets by its yellow bill and black legs and feet, though the bill may become darker and the lower legs lighter in the breeding season. In breeding plumage, delicate ornamental feathers are borne on the back. Males and females are identical in appearance; juveniles look like non-breeding adults.

11 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful picture with the egret rounding it off perfectly

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  2. This almost looks like a painting. It is beautiful. I know that word is overworked in photography, but sometimes it's the only one that works.

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  3. Really stunning. Your exposure on the bird is perfect!

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  4. This looks like something from National Geographic. Really lovely Faye.

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  5. Beautiful photograph. I agree with Tricia...it looks very much like a wonderful painting.

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  6. This is really a stunning photograph. I like it a lot.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for commenting there about the currants.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville, Ohio

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  7. Beautiful picture. I like the composition too.

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  8. A beautiful shot, Faye. That is strange about the bushes, but it doesn't detract from the photo.

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  9. it looks like it's painted in watercolors....beautiful shot, Faye.

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