Bird Photo Competition 2011/12 : Entry Number 696

Judges Comment

A natural setting and strong backlighting make the most of the exquisite plumes of this elegant bird.

Photographers Comment

Alain Boniec, Orlando FL. Great White Egret during Matting season. This male is attracting a female to mate and build a nest. Gatorland in Florida is the place to be which gives up close and personal to these Beautiful wild nesting birds. Shot on a Nikon D-200, 18-200 Zoom. No really post production except a little shadow detail brought back in CS3.