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Great Egret

Great Egret (Image ID 45234)
Photographed byPaul Thorogood on Thu 19th Nov, 2020 and uploaded on Sun 7th Mar, 2021 .
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ID45234
CommentCapturing the white plumage of this breeding egret against the dark background of heavily shaded water is what pleased me most about this photo. The courtship flush adds a coloured highlight and the action of gathering nesting material is accentuated by the spray of water droplets. The action occurred in a very public park where birds are well habituated to humans and the egret flew well away from the site with its nesting material, suggesting there was no interference with its activity.
EquipmentCamera: Nikon D500. Lens: Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm zoom. Focal length 500mm. Aperture: f/6.7. ISO: 640. Exposure: 1/1000s. Hand-held.
LocationLake Belvedere, Bicentennial Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Keywordsadult, breeding plumage/features, behaviour/display
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