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Cattle Egret

Posted by
rick (brisbane, Australia) on 19 July 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Although seen everywhere we went, this particular bird was flying over Lake Bogoria. I was in a boat at the time and nearby was a group of hippos. Not only hippos but also cormorants, pelicans, reed warblers, gulls and various other creatures.

Canon EOS 600D 1/800 second F/6.3 ISO 400 420 mm

Leo from Bakel, Netherlands

Very beautiful shot.

19 Jul 2012 7:07am

@Leo: Thanks, Leo

Helodie from DINAN, France

Great picture, the bird is in a really beautiful posture, composition is really beautiful.

19 Jul 2012 7:28am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Wow, Rick, a fantastic shot of this flying egret !

19 Jul 2012 9:25am

@Loner: Thanks, Sonja.

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Nice eye contact, and I like the backlighting of the wing.

19 Jul 2012 10:40am

@Julie L. Brown: Thanks, Julie. Yes, he does look as though he is making eye contact!

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Such a wonderfully sharp shot, and I just love the detail you captured within the wings. Superb work!

19 Jul 2012 10:54am

@Jason Politte: Thanks Jason. I hadn't noticed but yes, you can see each individual feather on that closest wing. More luck than anything though.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! What an excellent image. I like everything about it- the lighting, the angle, the subject, the detail!!!

19 Jul 2012 11:43am

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful photo with great details of the wings !!! Great capture, excellent job ...

19 Jul 2012 5:03pm

Akbar&Armaghan from gorgan, Iran


19 Jul 2012 8:36pm

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Wonderful capture!!
I like the layering of the feathers ..........

19 Jul 2012 9:00pm

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

Wonderful. Nice day for you

20 Jul 2012 5:17am

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

fabulous shot rick :-)))
i specially like the transparency on the wings, good job *****

20 Jul 2012 8:27am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The delicacy of the structure of the feathers is gorgeous. Crisp, clear, lovely

20 Jul 2012 9:54am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Very beautiful bird ... Finally I found my " Jonathan Livingston" Seagull

20 Jul 2012 11:04am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nicely in flight photographed.

20 Jul 2012 3:35pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!

20 Jul 2012 3:59pm

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Canon EOS 600D
1/800 second
ISO 400
420 mm