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Great Egret

BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Great Egret
Great Egret
Ardea alba

This youngster is drying after becoming water-logged following a fall from the nest. It took about four hours to finally work his way out of the drink onto dry land.


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Colette M. Metcalf
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    Excellent capture!!!


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1/13/2013 4:24:35 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Wow! You actually saw him fall? And then spent four hours tracking his progress? Wow...again! Wonderful detailed capture, and great composition. The back-lit bill against the black shadow is wonderful.


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1/14/2013 4:03:12 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Poor little guy!! A great capture!!


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1/16/2013 2:11:20 PM

 
Jim Baines
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I did not actually witness the fall, but spent the big part of the day, easily 6 or 7 hours, with an eye on this little fella. While doing numerous other things, of course. This is a place you cannot walk into for 30 minutes ... it grabs you and holds you! If you arrive after breakfast and have will-power, you'll be home for supper!!


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1/26/2013 3:53:07 PM

 
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