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Great White Egret

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 12 July 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

You are with me on a boat trip along Yellow Water. This beautiful area of wetlands is in the Kakadu National Park.

I thought the pure white of the Great White Egret looked dazzling in the patches of shade and among the reflections along the water's edge. The smaller bird in the background is possibly a Little Egret.

Kakadu has more than 280 species of birds. This is about one third of all Australia's bird species.

NIKON D5000 1/320 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 105 mm

myky from Ontario, Canada

Love the dreamy backdrop for this stunning bird.

12 Jul 2012 5:12am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Double oiseaux tout blanc dans la belle nature sueprbe.
amitié

12 Jul 2012 5:25am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What a perfect find. They look just perfect in situ

12 Jul 2012 6:11am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wonderful capture

12 Jul 2012 6:46am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie prise ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP

12 Jul 2012 7:58am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

NIce capture

12 Jul 2012 8:10am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb capture ,in a magic world !

12 Jul 2012 8:43am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Schönes Licht und Farben. Gute Schärfe auf die beiden Reiher.

12 Jul 2012 9:33am

arvin from sari, Iran

wow...
Very nice
Very very nice
Hurray
Dream

12 Jul 2012 9:34am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very, very beautiful!... Great framing

12 Jul 2012 9:59am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Beautiful capture with really fine processing.

12 Jul 2012 10:19am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice work mate, especially with the soft blurred vignette.

12 Jul 2012 10:25am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Very lovely combination of color.
Such a lovely place on your way. . Thanx a lot for taking us with you :-D

12 Jul 2012 10:41am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Oh wow, this is beautiful, Stephen! I love the dreamy quality you've given the shot with your processing. Well done!

12 Jul 2012 10:58am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

This is pure magic. Your processing adds to the wonder of seeing these birds in a beautiful natural setting. Excellent work!

12 Jul 2012 11:29am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful dreamy spot . would love to see more texture on this first bird. how it looks now - it is too white and in big contrast with gorgeous spot

12 Jul 2012 1:05pm

tataray from france, France

Magnifique, un lieu idéal pour ces oiseaux.))

12 Jul 2012 1:27pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I like the dreamy effect here... This place looks magical ! Excellent work ! Have a lovely day :)

12 Jul 2012 1:32pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très bien vu et très bien prit!!

12 Jul 2012 1:38pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Good fucos!!! nice shot!

12 Jul 2012 2:16pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Excellent, superb composition.Very nice and great shot.

12 Jul 2012 2:20pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

great compo, like what you did with the light and great blur framing!

12 Jul 2012 2:36pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

These are pure white egrets and evolve in a beautiful environment

12 Jul 2012 3:26pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

It is a beautiful scene Stephen, the Egrets nestled in that lush grass are very pretty. Nice focus and detail!

12 Jul 2012 3:29pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Magnificent work with the focus, these almost ghosts are mesmerizingly beautiful in
this superb photo !~

12 Jul 2012 3:34pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Good photo of the duo !

12 Jul 2012 4:05pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thank you for your words ... A beautiful image ... looks like paradise! A hug, Adela

12 Jul 2012 4:28pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

The soft focus beautifully sets off those white egrets. Lovely shot, Stephen !!

12 Jul 2012 4:40pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

very beautiful scenery, colors and mood

12 Jul 2012 5:40pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love these birds! I like their angular poses which you have captured so well here.

12 Jul 2012 6:13pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Splendid. Excellent composition. Lovely light and colours. Great shot. Love it, Stephen. :)

12 Jul 2012 6:14pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

They look poised to strike Stephen! Nicely captured! ;-)

12 Jul 2012 6:39pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

They are beautiful - you are having a great expercience along the water.

12 Jul 2012 7:35pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Gorgeous photo ... beautiful light and mood!

12 Jul 2012 8:17pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of these snowy white egrets! I love the lush landscape and the "dreamy" vignetting you've added to this compo!

12 Jul 2012 8:50pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Did you process this photo, S?
I like it, kinda dreamy.

12 Jul 2012 9:34pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific composition

12 Jul 2012 10:33pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful composed photo of these wonderful birds !!! Light and colors are great ...

12 Jul 2012 11:23pm

Z from Shanghai, China

The white color of the bird looks really dreamy ! !

12 Jul 2012 11:59pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous image! The egrets stand out so beautifully against the green. The water looks almost surreal. Beautiful!

13 Jul 2012 12:31am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very nice. I just noticed that you shot it with a Nikon D5000. That's what I use most of the time now also. It's my second digital camera and I'm pretty happy with it so far.

13 Jul 2012 4:04am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful light and colours. Wonderful soft focus!

13 Jul 2012 11:19am

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Nature by RBL

NIKON D5000
1/320 second
F/5.6
ISO 1600
105 mm

kakadu
yellow-water