Preen

by morpheus71

A Little Egret preening itself at Hackney Marshes, Teign Estuary , Devon.


Always a joy to watch them hunting for flatfish, by drumming the mud with their feet... then pouncing at their prey at such speed. These elegant birds spend a fair amount of time keeping their 20,000+ feathers clean and well oiled too.

Pentax K3
Sigma 50-500mm OS HSM DG (f/8 at 500mm)
Uploaded27/03/2019 - 23:27
CategoryWildlife / Nature
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GIULIO57
Posted 28/03/2019 - 06:08 Link
Eyecatching pink shades
PPG
Jumbo48
Posted 28/03/2019 - 12:36 Link
Great shot, I love the contrast between the dark and light, very well captured.
Regards John/Jumbo
morpheus71
Posted 28/03/2019 - 12:59 Link
Jumbo48 wrote:
Great shot, I love the contrast between the dark and light, very well captured.

Many thanks indeed John, I smiled as the Egret moved into this chiaroscuro contrast, lit by the setting sun to do it's preening such delightful and majestic looking creatures
go4IT
Posted 29/03/2019 - 14:10 Link
Light, airy delicacy contrasted with the chaos of the muddy bank and the impenetrable blackness of the water. The side-lighting seals the deal. Like.

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