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Cattle egret in breeding colors
These normally drab looking egrets, all white with dull yellow bill and mostly black legs, become quite colorful during breeding season - turning on the yellow-orange feathers on the back and head, the legs can turn reddish, and the bill takes on a rainbow of yellow, orange, pink, and purple.
Habitat
Wetlands
Location
Delray Beach, Florida
Date taken
February 13, 2021
Scientific name
Bubulcus ibis
Equipment used
Sony a6600, Sony Fe 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
400mm, F8, 1/1000 shutter, 100 ISO
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Opus Editor
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Ya know, I hardly ever see these Egrets perched in a tree and this is one super close up image of this Cattle Egret Zack!
 
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He's looking grand and all ready for the coming season I reckon.

A fabulous picture you've taken of him Justin - very well done lad.
 

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Category
North America
Added by
Zackiedawg
Date added
View count
76
Comment count
4

Image metadata

Device
SONY ILCE-6600
Aperture
ƒ/8
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/1000
ISO
100
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
171415205.MUjmD3yu.WakoGrnCay14feb211071.jpg
File size
576.6 KB
Date taken
Sat, 13 February 2021 5:03 PM
Dimensions
1800px x 1200px

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