I took this shot at Basirhat A town near Kolkata.. You can see the egert..
About this Egret:-
The Intermediate Egret, median egret, smaller egret or yellow-billed egret (Mesophoyx intermedia) is a medium-sized heron. Some taxonomists put the species in the genus Egretta or Ardea. It is a resident breeder from east Africa across the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia and Australia.
This species, as its scientific name implies, is intermediate in size between the Great Egret and smaller white egrets like the Little Egret and Cattle Egret, though nearer to Little than Great. It is about 56–72 cm (22–28 in) long with a 105–115 cm (41–45 in) wingspan and weighs c.400g (14 oz), with all-white plumage, generally dark legs and a thickish yellow bill. Breeding birds may have a reddish or black bill, greenish yellow gape skin, loose filamentous plumes on their breast and back, and dull yellow or pink on their upper legs (regional variations). The sexes are similar.
The non-breeding colours are similar, but the Intermediate is smaller, with neck length a little less than body length, a slightly domed head, and a shorter, thicker bill. The Great Egret has a noticeable kink near the middle of its neck, and the top of its longer bill nearly aligns with the flat top of its head. Close up, the bare skin of the Great Egret's gape line extends in a dagger shape behind the eye, while the Intermediate's is less pointed and ends below the eye. The Intermediate tends to stalk upright with neck extended forward. The Great is more patient, often adopting a sideways-leaning "one-eyed" stance
The Intermediate Egret stalks its prey methodically in shallow coastal or fresh water, including flooded fields. It eats fish, frogs, crustaceans and insects. It often nests in colonies with other herons, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. Two to five eggs are laid, the clutch size varying with region.
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drt100 (2029) 2013-09-03 1:14
A very nice clear view. All the photo technical dimensions are great. Very nice soft effect with the birds feathers. Nice profile. Very clear.
aleXundar (577) 2013-09-03 1:45
Again a bird photo from you... well composed and sharp one with natural colors. You have added a descriptive note as well.
I appreciate the patience and perseverance of people like you who move around with long lenses and search for these beautiful creatures and capture them for us to enjoy.
Thanks for sharing,
subhendu_bagchi (21006) 2013-09-03 1:47
another durdanto shot bhaya. Chhobir quality sombondhe comment nisproyojon, superb. Khali upper ar lower pashe more jayga free rakhle perfect hoto. Overall ekta beautiful image tumi share korechho here.
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psamaddar (1089) 2013-09-03 2:16
Darun Shot Indra..comments and remarks on the picture are all good. I would also agree with Subhendu about the spacing. Chobita dariye niyecho mone hoi...ektu niche theke nite parle mone hoi, jinista cover hoye jeto..Overall good picture with good clarity and sharpness.
ikeharel (43953) 2013-09-03 2:25
Nice profile POV on the bird, Indrashis,
her eye and beack in yellow/orange prominent with her snow-white feathers. Good contrast to green lawn.
Lovely taken photo.
lousat (64101) 2013-09-03 4:06
Beautiful capture of this egret,you manage very well the exposure for the best white of plumage,nice pose and rich details on the grass too.Need to correct the title (egret and not egert..ehehe).Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
eldancer1 (20750) 2013-09-03 7:46
Awesome capture of this egret! I like the soft lighting and it has sharp details especially the white flume. Well done, tfs.
Noel_Byrne (13284) 2013-09-03 11:09
Your captures of birds are superb, and especially so considering it is far from an easy subject to shoot. Another beautiful bird here, and I love the clarity in his eye and the expression on us face.
Thanks as always
pajaran (41661) 2013-09-03 11:11
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o caplji, sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana caplja.
Very interesting and good article about the herons, the given data ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful heron shown.
All the best.
Didi (51265) 2013-09-04 9:02
Very nice catch lucky man
You were close to the bird
I don't have the same chance in my holidays place the birds are too far
Miguel82 (14416) 2013-09-15 4:45
Good presentation of that species and close up dear Indrashish, your note is exhaustive about it, it eats almost everything, fine colors, good sharpness, regards