Intermediate Egret

While on my walk today, I strayed past the duck pond in the Botanic Gardens and got relatively close to this Intermediate Egret. This was the only shot that came out, the other nine were overexposed in various spots (darn white birds in the sunlight).

Name: Intermediate Egret

Also Known As: Plumed Egret

Scientific Name: Ardea intermedia

Range: Northern, Eastern and Southern Australia, Africa, Japan, Malaysia and New Guinea.

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View all photos taken: Thursday, 3rd May 2007, This photo: 2:34pm

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  • Maki_C30D said:
    heee...same with white flowers in the sunlight! :D
    good you got (at least) one great shot here!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Maria :) Yes, white things in sunlight are a problem.
  • photo by Alison said:
    I like this shot David - I think the fountain doesn't matter at all! You have the egret looking majestic... against his velvety looking "royal" blue pond. I'm waiting to get some bird shots back that I took at the zoo... hope mine worked! :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah the fountain isn't an issue in this shot as it's mostly not there. 'twas a different shot that I got a good exposure on the fountain (but blew out the bird).

    It's a pretty majestic bird in person too - they stand roughly 2 feet high and have quite a large wingspan, so takeoffs and landings are pretty special :)

    I'll keep an eye out for your bird shots.
  • Brenda Anderson said:
    Oops, I announced the wrong tag in the Thursday Walk. I've added the correct one. Can you please remove tw54? Cheers.

    I like this bird!

    Seen in a discussion of Utata. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    D'oh! Fixed Brenda :)
  • borealnz said:
    He's a beauty David!!! What a lovely capture!!

    Seen in my contacts photos
  • Misteriddles said:
    Nice one, David. You might like to join Brisbane Bird Photography.

    I do a little bird photography but rarely post the results here. Do you know of a good site on which to identify various Brisbane birds?
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jill :)

    I'm not sure of sites per se Iain, but I use the Queensland Museum Guide to Wildlife in the Greater Brisbane area (actual book title I'll need to check on when I get home). I could do with a proper bird book for the area, but then I don't have a long lens to shoot birds with either.
  • picsbymac said:
    Great shot David. It's gangly and elegant at once. Nice to see you in Utata too : )
  • David de Groot said:
    There are some very interesting discussions in Utata, not a bad place to hang around :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Aha - The book I'm using is "Wildlife of Greater Brisbane" ISBN 0 7242 6447 7