The Great Egret is the largest of the Australian egrets. It’s overall plumage is white, and, for most of the year, when not breeding, the bill and facial skin are yellow. The feet are dark olive-grey or sooty black, as are the legs. During the breeding season, the bill turns mostly black and the facial skin becomes green. Also at this time, long hair-like feathers (nuptial plumes) hang across the lower back, and the legs become pinkish-yellow at the top.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinover 4 years ago

    Amazing work, stunning composition, perfectly done!

  • Thanks so much Denis!

    – byronbackyard

  • Digidi
    Digidiover 4 years ago


  • Many thanks Di!

    – byronbackyard

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

    Beautiful!! . . .

  • Many thanks Hugh!

    – byronbackyard

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 4 years ago

    Splendid capture. :)

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

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    ©FoxfireGaller...over 4 years ago

    Ooh Byron that is like porcelan. Beautiful

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Marvellous! So pure!

  • Thanks Trish!

    – byronbackyard

  • MagicGarden
    MagicGardenover 4 years ago


  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Franklin Lindsey
    Franklin Lindseyover 4 years ago

    marvelous shot Byron!

  • Many thanks Franklin!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

  • Gary  Davey (Jordy)
    Gary Davey (J...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture BB, great composition and light which creates an almost angelic feel to the image. Instant fav, and congratulations on the feature, well done :)

  • Many thanks for your very kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

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