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Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Photographer: Michelle Herman
Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, New York, NY
Story: 
I had an unexpected opportunity to visit the refuge for the first time this summer, and didn't know what to expect. As I was scanning the shore for critters to photograph, I spotted this egret. The bird seemed much more interested in the prey it was plucking from the shoreline than me, and let me get quite close.
Digital Alterations: 
Increase color saturation and contrast, cropping, sharpening.
Camera Information: Nikon D5200 with Nikkor 70-300mm
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