The Great Egret (Ardea alba) also known as Common Egret, Large Egret or Great White Heron, is a large, widely distributed egret. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, in southern Europe it is rather localized. In North America it is more widely distributed, and it is ubiquitous across the Sun Belt of the United States and in the Neotropics. The Old World population is often referred to as the Great White Egret. This species is sometimes confused with the Great White Heron of the Caribbean, which is a white morph of the closely related Great Blue Heron. (From Wikipedia)
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mesutilgim (76946) 2014-01-13 8:00
Almost like a couple of ballerina's !
Perfect timing and nice reflections.
TFS and best regards
ikeharel (48491) 2014-01-13 8:26
Fantastic inflight catch, Eleu, and wonderful contrast to dark surrounding.
Two birds in a marvelous manuever, and reflection over water surface.
You were in the right time and right place to collect this.
Giustiniani (1006) 2014-01-13 8:30
une belle capture! Une photo remplie de grâce et de poésie.
a beautiful capture! A graceful and poétic picture.
rasterman (197) 2014-01-13 8:31
Nice picture very artistic.
Great contrast ans sharpness. Congratulations.
manrezaei (1833) 2014-01-13 9:26
Wowww.... Excellent moment. I love wonderfull time capturing. Wonderfull raflexes.
serp2000 (35914) 2014-01-13 10:17
Wow! Great! Just a masterpiece, Eleu!
Superb capture of the herons in the night... Is there so big moon light? It reminds me a special moview effect. TFS!
holmertz (34775) 2014-01-13 12:01
This is a superb shot, looking very dramatic with the white birds against the almost black background. You were lucky to capture them with their wings in different positions which gives a more dynamic expression to the photo. The white reflections are great too.
jacquest (17797) 2014-01-13 14:26
This is an eye catching shot of these two egrets in flight against a black background. The two different positions of the birds add a grace effect and the reflections on the water are beautiful to see.
mohammad_H (8168) 2014-01-14 7:28
Very nice view and angle to capture this image
A good resolution
ourania (22900) 2014-01-15 12:18
a graceful and dynamic flight, so well captured and presented in an elegant, minimal composition. I like very much the sense of depth in the shady background, the closeness, luminosity and movement of the birds, the graphical beauty of the reflections. I think that a little more cropping of the upper part of the frame would bring out the graphism even more. I know it's a very difficult capture and believe it's a beautiful image anyway. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Miguel82 (17325) 2014-01-18 15:14
Congratulations Eleu, that picture is really successful and a brillant nature capture I appreciate to see the herons flying over the calm water surface, excellent resolution, thanks, see you