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Pao Dolina
11-05-2013, 06:13 PM
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Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10686661324/) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr


Little Egrets eat fish, insects, amphibians, crustaceans, and reptiles. They stalk their prey in shallow water, often running with raised wings or shuffling its feet to disturb small fish. They may also stand still and wait to ambush prey.

Philippine Birds

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Egret

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

Settings: 1/400 /9 ISO 160 800mm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10686661324/meta/)

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Story behind the photo:

I traveled to Los Banos, Laguna hoping that the Chestnut-cheeked Starling (Agropsar philippensis) would have stuck around the area 11 days after it was last photographed. Alas the fruiting Balete tree (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balete_tree) from the genus Ficus that fed the Starling had run out of fruit to feed the bird. Good thing my good friend and bird photog Doctor Tirso was available on that family day to bring me around the rice fields which yielded this wonderful image of a bird that I would normally ignore. The light was divine and the subject distance was such that an image of the bird would be worth taking a photo of and share on this forum.

I hope you enjoy this photo as much as I enjoyed that day. :)