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Stunning photograph of egret wins The Journal's Picture of the Week

PUBLISHED: 17:25 06 December 2016 | UPDATED: 17:25 06 December 2016

Lowestoft Picture of the Week 0912

Lowestoft Picture of the Week 0912

Archant

This amazing photograph of an egret at Hen Reedbeds in Reydon was taken by Lee Ardley of Oulton Broad.

He captured the image on his Nikon D7200 camera last Saturday.

Mr Ardley, 31, said: “It was a very early start to the day arriving there at about 6:40am when the sun was just coming up.

“I went with two friends, Kevin Coote and Richard Tomsett, both former winners of this competition too.”

He added: “After sitting around patiently for hours on end this egret made a visit to the hide we were in. We sat watching him fish for sometime trying our best not to scare him away.

“Our patience paid off and I was lucky enough to capture this image.

“I’m very happy to have won this competition again- it’s nice knowing that the locals will see the beautiful wildlife we have in this area.”

As our winner, Mr Ardley receives a 12in x 10in framed version of his photo from Picture Studios, of London Road North, Lowestoft. Entries can be of any subject but they must be digital images. Email pictures to lowestoft.journal@archant.co.uk

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