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Great Egrit (I think?? :)
Lens: PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4. 5-5.6 ED DC AW Camera: Pentax K3 iii Photo Location: Forest Lakes, outer Brisbane ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/1250s Aperture: F7.1 
Posted By: K2 to K50, 07-31-2021, 10:17 PM

A quite tall bird. The sun was in the wrong position (or the bird was in the wrong position???) to get a well-lit shot of head and eyes.

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08-01-2021, 01:20 AM   #2
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Nice shot!. Have fun down there, I just escaped the 4 o`clock deadline yesterday. There was an extraordinary amount of traffic heading north. Too 5 1/2 hours for a normal 3 1/2 hr run.
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I think that maybe it's the sun that's on the wrong side of the bird. Probably would have been fine north of the equator.
But the shot is a good one anyway since I like the texture details showing up in side lighting. Long pointy bill, and skinny bony off-side leg.
Like it.
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Lovely shot of this egret!
The name ID seems right with those black legs and yellow bill, unless the "other side of the world" birds are different?

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That is a nice shot. I think you would have to go across the lake to get a different sun angle. The sun actually shows off the plumage quite well and your focus was dead on.
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Very nice shot of this beautiful bird. I like the way you made the light work in this one - well done.

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Thanks everyone for the friendly comments and "Likes".

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Very nice capture! Egrets are a lot of fun to watch and photograph. They are master spear fishermen.
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All of the above - what a nice shot!

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Yes, Great Egret I think. The long black line below its eyes plus the distinct kink in the neck would suggest great rather than intermediate egret.

Well done to avoid blowing out the sunlit white feathers.

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