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Egretta garzetta (Little Egret)

This colony is cool because the birds are stand on top of bamboo trees, not on a remote rock like many Canadian colonies.

The lack of plumes (long feathers) and the season says this is the non-breeding plumage. The dark feet say juvenile to me.



Age: Juvenile
Camera: Nikon D2x
Date: Thursday, November 15th, 2007 at 1:24 PM
Exposure: 1/1250 sec at f4.0
ISO: 200 asa
Lens: 80-200mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor at 200mm
(equivalent field of view of a 300mm lens on a 35mm camera)
With cropping (you see 30% of the image as shot), this lens is effectively a 539mm lens on a 35mm camera
Photographer: John Harvey
Plumage: Non-Breeding
Region: Southeast Asia, Asia
Scientific Name: species related to Egretta garzetta (Little Egret)
Tag: bird, colony, bamboo
Larger image: 2000 x 1333
Raw image: 2379 x 1586

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