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Little Egret

Little Egret (Image ID 38869)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Fri 7th Feb, 2020 and uploaded on Mon 10th Feb, 2020 .
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ID38869
CommentI have seen the Little Egret in this stance quite often, and going through BirdLife galleries, I found no other photo of this egret in that pose. Hence I submit this image, though it lacks detail in the whites somewhat. The Little Egret uses this stance following stirring up of the bottom with one foot in order to dislocate prey. Then, standing erect and frozen stiff, it stretches up tall to spot panicking critters, and only when it has fixed on a suitable prey item, will stalking begin. The species is common over large parts of Australia, avoiding only the harsh interior and the coastlines along The Great Australian Bight and south-west Tasmania. Mainly a bird of wetlands, estuaries, mangroves and tidal coastlines, it is very adaptable and can be found along rivers and around freshwater lakes and swamps, too. A community breeder, frequently with other species of waterbird, in the Perth area it has been seen colonially breeding with cattle egrets. Bibra Lake; GPS. Status: Least Concern
EquipmentOlympus OM-D E-M1X camera body with Olympus 300mm f4 IS Pro ED M.Zuiko + MC-14 Teleconverter; Velbon Neo Carmagne Carbon Tripod with Manfrotto Ball Head Art 498RC2. Camera settings: Exposure Program/Shooting Mode: ‘Manual’; shutter speed 1/1600 sec, f7.1 & ISO-400. Metering Mode: ‘Spot’; Focus Mode: C-AF and DRIVE: Sequential shooting (1frame) & maximum burst rate habitually set to 12 to prevent filling up the buffer. Image Stabilizer on (S-SIS AUTO). Olympus Workspace for metadata; FastStone for viewing & sorting; Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw/CC 2020 for post-processing; Topaz Pro plug-ins Sharpen AI, DeNoise AI & Studio for sharpening and noise control. ‘Australian Bird Guide 2019’ for supplementary data and colour checks.
LocationBibra Lake; GPS, Western Australia
Keywordsadult, breeding plumage/features, behaviour/display
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