This Made Me Smile!

Challenge #81 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge, show us a photo of something in the natural world which brought a smile to your face. Perhaps it was an insect, spider or other small creature, a flower or plant, or maybe rocks. Macro and close-ups welcome. Size 1,600px MAXIMUM.
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Momma Egret
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A great egret looks over a line of five roseate spoonbills as they go by in front of her. Almost like a momma duck watching over her brood.
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Submitted: Saturday, 11th January, 2014 16:10 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 22nd August, 2013
Focal length: 200 mm
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 400
Notes: Image shot as jpeg with minimal post processing.
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