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Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

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The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron (family Ardeidae) found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Bubulcus, although some authorities regard its two subspecies as full species, the Western Cattle Egret and the Eastern Cattle Egret. Despite the similarities in plumage to the egrets of the genus Egretta, it is more closely related to the herons of Ardea. Originally native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe, it has undergone a rapid expansion in its distribution and successfully colonised much of the rest of the world.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Dec 2012 - 10:49 AM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Username:wildlifephotographer wildlifephotographer
Uploaded:28 Dec 2012 - 3:02 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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StuartDavie
StuartDavie e2 Member 10StuartDavie vcard United States
28 Dec 2012 - 3:07 AM

This is a beautiful shot - great focus, wonderful color and contrast.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Dec 2012 - 4:03 AM

What a beautiful and graceful bird this is !! excellent photo Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2012 - 6:07 AM

A fine bird, well spotted and captured. Carol

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footloose
footloose  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2012 - 10:10 AM

Great shot,

Dennis

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
28 Dec 2012 - 10:58 AM

Gorgeous image. Well captured.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2012 - 1:12 PM

A lovely detailed bird with some pretty purple flowers in the f/g.......Sandy

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