An egret (pron.: /ˈiːɡrət/) is any of several herons, most of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes (usually milky white) during the breeding season. Many egrets are members of the genera Egretta or Ardea which also contain other species named as herons rather than egrets. The distinction between a heron and an egret is rather vague, and depends more on appearance than biology. The word "egret" comes from the French word "aigrette" that means both "silver heron" and "brush," referring to the long filamentous feathers that seem to cascade down an egret's back during the breeding season. (From Wikipedia)
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saxo042 (31802) 2013-01-12 7:51
First of all, your note here is very interesting! I have always wondered about the difference between egrets and herons. In Sweden, they are all called "häger". Of course, this is also a beautiful picture, with this elegant bird against the blue water.
pierrefonds (48387) 2013-01-12 17:15
The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Egret in flight. The light blur is indicating movement. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
marina7 (5884) 2013-01-13 8:12
The picture is wonderful. And graceful is the best way to describe it. You felt the moment spot on.
Thanks and my best wishes.
mesutilgim (68036) 2013-01-13 13:25
Hello dear Eleu,
Amazing capture of this beautiful egret in flight.
TFS and best regards
Silvio1953 (98259) 2013-01-14 1:40
Ciao Eleu, great capture of lovely egret in fantastic fly, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Sonata11 (28391) 2013-01-14 11:11
this picture of this bird you capture soooo perfect. Wonderfully executed and show us the beauty of nature. Perfectly done it. I love it. Thank you Eleu.
claudeD (24201) 2013-01-14 23:51
very fine nature picture showing this elegant bird flying. Excellent informative note.Very good contribution to TE.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
karacabeylis (1287) 2013-01-19 7:07
a great harmony in air on account of stil and dynamism.