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Great Egret ( Ardea alba )

We spent the Australia Day long weekend at beautiful Lake Macquarie in the Hunter region north of Sydney NSW Australia. I have wanted a picture of these beautiful birds for a long long time. Our cabin was right on the water (an old boat shed converted) which offered up many opportunities for waterbird photography.

Nikon D700 70-200mm f2.8 lens handheld
ISO 200 f5.6 @190mm 1/800th sec shot early morning.

Featured in: All Water in Motion and Reflections in Water 29 Jan 13


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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 1 year ago

    Nice shot Ian..hope you had a good break…cheers.

  • Thanks mate, it was just fabulous and we came back yesterday as the weather was getting bad – perfect timing !!!

    – Ian English

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 1 year ago

    beautiful clear shot with lovely light Ian … sounds like a fabulous setting … extremely blowy here today, about to get out and try for some storm shots x :)

  • Thanks Caz, hope you guys are safe and that you get some super storm shots !!!

    – Ian English

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishover 1 year ago

    Oh, what detail, and what a delight to capture!!!

  • Yes a real treat Di, thanks !!!

    – Ian English

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenover 1 year ago

    Great capture,and lighting you picked a good subject Favorite

  • Thanks so much Rodney, appreciate the fave !!!

    – Ian English

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Sharon :))

    – Ian English

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseover 1 year ago

    Magical image!

  • Hi Jolante, happy you like it, thanks :))

    – Ian English

  • Louise Docker
    Louise Dockerover 1 year ago

    A wonderful capture, great reflection

  • Thanks mate ;)

    – Ian English

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 1 year ago

    Fantastic capture mate! Love the reflection.

  • So nice of you Arfan, thanks mate !!!

    – Ian English

  • walela
    walelaover 1 year ago

    Just fantastic!

  • Many thanks Walela :))

    – Ian English

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    this is a beautiful shot! well done ;)

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  • Many thanks Manon !!!

    – Ian English

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