An egret /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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CLODO (33014) 2014-02-07 7:08
Well spotted (too centered maybe, you could have cropped the left part and also the bottom) and with its reflection in the water.
jacquest (18919) 2014-02-07 7:24
Well spotted and taken. Smooth ride in the air, bumpy one for the reflections on the water with those rocks.
rychem (30339) 2014-02-07 8:51
Very nice photo of this white heron, it looks like a dancing ballerina, beautiful colors and reflections, good timing, compliments
COSTANTINO (61415) 2014-02-07 9:00
Hello dear friend
this capture of the flying egret is fantastic
it is an artistic shot with the bird in this
amazing blue and the reflection
you executed this perfectly because
it looks like a dancing ballerina
in the theater
delicate and sweet shot
I love shots of this kind
have a nice weekend
ikeharel (65205) 2014-02-07 9:27
Beautiful inflight photo of this heron, and its magnificent reflection over water.
Superb contrast of white on blue, and sharp details inspite the motion of the bird.
Have a nice weekend,
cornejo (37697) 2014-02-07 10:48
Hello Eleu, excellent photography of this beautiful bird with its graceful flight, beautifully captured in this interesting image with nice reflection, very good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
imageme (1790) 2014-02-07 12:43
Hi Eleu, well captured of this white heron in flight over a calm water. Wonderful reflection in the water. Great colours and light. Thank for sharing
mesutilgim (90698) 2014-02-07 12:55
Amazing capture of this egret in flight with wonderfull mirroring effect on waters surface.
TFS and have a nice weekend
siudzi (34141) 2014-02-07 13:56
Another fantastic nature study in your gallery! Taken with a perfect sense of the moment to build such a stunning presentation. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
icesurfer (550) 2014-02-07 15:40
Fantastic capture of this egret! The timing is simply perfect, with the bird in an extremely dynamic position with its wings and body arched, and its spectacular reflection on the water.
Sharp details and a clever framing with the rocks on the right that add balance to the composition.
mirosu (15870) 2014-02-07 18:35
Outstanding snapshot of flying Egret. Excellent light and superb details. The colors and reflections are beautiful.
Excellent use of your tele-lens, superb exposing.
Hanssie (10465) 2014-02-08 0:13
A fine moment captured with the reflections and also the stones are the good details for this
marabu61 (9945) 2014-02-08 5:04
What a great shot of this egret in flight. It is sharp and dynamic and the reflection of the bird in the water is a superb added bonus. Truly a masterpiece.
have a great weekend
Miguel82 (27024) 2014-02-08 6:32
Eleu, congratulations, this is a remarkable image of a heron flying over a water surface, the picture was perfectly taken, perfect hues, excellent resolution, the reflection is superb, bravo, have a good saturday
fabbs99 (17129) 2014-02-08 7:47
Great shot of the egret.Lovely colors and superb gliding movement.Wish we were Iron man or Superman too to feel the same fun as the egret.Fabulous work my friend.TFS.
ourania (38952) 2014-02-08 9:29
such a fine, sharp and delightful picture, a challenging capture with a splendid result. I love the colour and the texture of the homogeneous backdrop that makes the flying egret and the rocks stand out so vividly. You managed to photograph with excellent definition a wonderful composition of natural elements. The egret looks dynamic, elegant and purposeful, the reflection is a lovely treat. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
abmdsudi (48769) 2014-02-08 10:34
Another great wldlife capture and how cool is this, leaving enough space to move on and one to draw attention of a well-seized opportunity of this beautiful bird. Sharp in focus, sublime light and colors with stunning contrast to blue water. The refection is an icing on the cake! To get this close is an achievement and compliments to your graceful shot, Congrats.
jemaflor (91279) 2014-02-11 10:44
congratulations ! perfectly captured, What a beautiful photo with these reflections, Good exposure also.
adores (42267) 2014-03-06 5:59
Really beautiful, the pose of the bird flying, the reflection, the stones on the water...A very good composition with a very good light, colours and sharpness!