The Grey-Egret winter here in Israel, en-route from Europe to Africa.
The Yarkon-river estuary mirror under bright morning light.
Location on map: 32.1016, 34.7777
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snunney (89996) 2011-11-19 7:27
A fine capture of this egret who looks splendid against the shimmering waters of the river. Lovely light and reflections.
pierrefonds (60396) 2011-11-19 8:00
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the grey Egret. The morning light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. I am leaving this afternoon for Varadero, back on the 27, have a nice day.
lousat (82604) 2011-11-19 9:03
Hi Ike,you know what i think about this pic,it's enough to jump on TN..EHEHE....i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,LUCIANO
Cricri (111433) 2011-11-19 10:06
Belle élégance de ce grand oiseau au bord de l'eau, belle lumière, reflets et très jolie présentation
magiqa (1292) 2011-11-19 12:03
Beautiful bird and I love the sharpness of the water!
paololg (31448) 2011-11-19 15:58
Ciao dear Ike,
interesting and pleasant image of this aquatic bird, caught in a curious pose. It is rare to see photos of the Grey-egret, you had a good idea to capture this beautiful image. Very nice also the contrast with the beautiful reflection of the water. Bravo!
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!
emka (86487) 2011-11-19 17:13
Beautiful egret. It must be fascinating to observe the birds making stp in their far trip. I saw somewhere in Israel a field full of storcks. Very nice shot.
WArm regards from Burma
delpeoples (55090) 2011-11-19 18:15
Hi Ike (again :)
What a graceful looking bird and I like how you have positioned him to the right of the frame. The egrets here are horrible stinky birds, but the Israeli ones look a little more elegant :)
edge (6765) 2011-11-19 19:10
Hello Ike. Great egret shot. We have them here all over our lakes. Great Blue Heron, Ibis, White Heron and more, They are excellent fishers. This one looks poised to grab one out of the water. Very quick. Regards, Roger
Sonata11 (33697) 2011-11-19 20:17
great captured of this bird with fanmtastic sharpness, clarity and POV. A very nice shot. Well done.
All the best and have a nice WE,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-11-19 20:53
I have never seen this bird. A nice capture of this lovely bird which is giving a nice pose and at the same time enjoying the view. The image is sharp with natural colors.
DjoleEric (0) 2011-11-19 23:13
Excellent work and a nice moment of recording.
Djole. does not have time to give criticism and because of school.
I hope you are not angry.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-20 0:37
Excellent portrait with the attitude of this beautiful bird very well collected. Good balance in the composition too with the bird well off-centred on the right of the image.
Have a nice Sunday,
jhm (144294) 2011-11-20 1:07
The Grey-Egret is here alone during the summer, a truly fisher in our canals.
Very nice taken, gracefully how you took these splendid bird.
Colors and sharpness are fantastic.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Silvio1953 (130392) 2011-11-20 2:03
Ciao Ike, lovely Grey Egret in a beautiful natural ambientation, fascinating reflections, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
sacimar (26205) 2011-11-20 2:31
good image of this beautiful bird, the composition is interesting with the water waves, it's a different one, well done,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-11-20 3:51
This surprising bird is positioned well in the composition. It is a very beautiful and interesting description. The photo is bright and clear. Bravo.
Have a nice day
pajaran (55057) 2011-11-20 4:37
Veciti putnik ...
Dobar snimak caplje na obali reke, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
I kod nas na reci ima caplje.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, dobar lovac.
Eternal traveler ...
Good shot herons on the banks of the river, beautiful images.
Good length and severity contrast, beautiful colors.
And here there are herons on the river.
Have a nice day of rest, a good hunter.
All the best.
raszid62 (18515) 2011-11-20 23:15
Great gray heron caught, well you placed a portrait.
בוקר טוב. נהדר אנפה אפורה נתפס, גם לך להציב את דיוקנו. שלך.
clic (16074) 2011-11-21 10:54
Sorry for my delay Ike.
Wilderness purity is convied by those few elements depicted here; earth, water and (reflected) sky, constituents of a "virgin" set for the egret's solo performance!
adramad (40662) 2011-11-22 7:36
Very good image with the gray heron, you've caught at a very original, with its long neck fully stretched, as if you were aware of any danger. Nice background with the color and brightness to provide the waters of the river.
Good management of light, and a natural color, very nice.
Have a great evening.
eldancer1 (32075) 2011-11-22 18:35
My, that's a very long neck! Nice captured with good details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
kordinator (20153) 2011-11-24 2:05
I always say how much I like your photos with bird.
Fantastic composition,elegant scene,excellent light managment.
Nicou (130145) 2011-11-24 2:57
Super captage de ce héron, ici c'est pas faciel à les photogrpahier, merveilleuse iamge animalière avec la petite baie de roche.
Bravo et amitié
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-11-25 10:18
Ola Ike ,
Beleza esta tua foto de natureza com este pássaro cinza , bem elegante ele , bons detalhes e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-11-28 6:26
I am not so sure if I can make any contribution to this image. I know practically nothing about birds except the fact that they fly. : ) But this particular type of birds exists here in our neighbourhood, but they are white. Here they are called “sagi” they are very elegant looking.
I like the wavy pattern on the water surface. This particular egret is looking at you Ike. Away from the architecture, bird watching could be an interesting thing to do. I like the photo. But I am not so sure if I like the bird.
With my very best regards,
Have a nice evening, Ike
ourania (36428) 2013-03-18 8:58
this egret is very charming and is standing still and erect like a statue. I like very much the simplicity and stability of the composition, the egret placed off centre and looking inwards, the subtle curve that separates the soil from the rippled water. The light is very pleasant and the colourful abstract patterns that serve as backdrop in the upper part of the frame are great. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Miguel82 (26541) 2014-06-26 19:02
This is a big species of heron Ike, a migrator, brillant nature picture, have a good day
abmdsudi (46924) 2015-04-01 1:02
A happy looking bird soaking up the sun as much as most humans do, good composition here a bit crisper, sharper and wonderful against the background. Here's something I'd just love to see for real, congrats on seeing the scene and getting your camera out quick enough to capture it. It's a great wildlife shot in excellent angle and a well-seized opportunity
ChrisJ (104307) 2015-04-28 3:33
Good graphic elements of the lighter toned egret against the darker toned bg reflection in the water. Excellent sharpness and well composed utilising the rule of thirds for the fg riverbank. I like the repetition of the ripples in the river, and the saturation is excellent. Tfs.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (62959)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-19 7:06