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Reader photo: An egret takes off at Redondo Beach

John Ferguson photographed an egret take off at Redondo Beach on Jan. 12. Its takeoff motions and loose feathers made it look like it was going to do a backflip, Ferguson said. He used a Nikon D80.

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