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The Great Egret

Posted by
Jerry (Tampa, United States) on 29 November 2007 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Caught this beautiful bird Monday afternoon.....Love these guys!

A large white heron, the Great Egret is found across much of the world, from southern Canada southward to Argentina, and in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. It's the largest egret in the Old World, and thus has garnered the name Great White Egret. But in the Americas, the white form of the Great Blue Heron is larger and warrants that name. In the United States, the Great Egret used to be called the American Egret but that was hardly appropriate, since the species range extends beyond America and indeed farther than other herons.

Canon EOS 30D 1/640 second F/7.1 ISO 100 200 mm

Sujit Sudhi from Hyderabad, India

Beautiful portrait of a beautiful bird.

29 Nov 2007 10:55am

sandrine from United States

Beautiful and elegant shot!

29 Nov 2007 2:21pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

What a beautiful specimen. Gorgeous shot.

29 Nov 2007 2:49pm

Reza from Montreal, Canada

Wonderful focus and great blured background.

29 Nov 2007 6:24pm

badala from Leiria, Portugal

Superb macro shot.

29 Nov 2007 7:20pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Beautifully captured Jerry!! The framing is perfect.

30 Nov 2007 8:14pm

shahab from Qazvin, Iran

Gorgeous shot!Bravo!

6 Dec 2007 12:00pm

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States


6 Dec 2007 12:01pm

pedro alexandre from loures, Portugal

jerry aim for the eyes always, but still a nice one

11 Dec 2007 5:57pm

Canon EOS 30D
1/640 second
ISO 100
200 mm