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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Great Egret - Bird Photography Weekly

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The Great Egret is one of my favorite herons. It's pure white plumage makes it hard to miss. Nothing is more graceful than watching one glide just a few feet above the water.

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It's the largest of the egrets, and did you know that the Great Egret is the symbol of the National Audubon Society.

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Pretty cool, huh?

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17 comments:

Larry said...

Nice captures of the Great Egret Alan! It is also one of my favorites.

The first shot of the bird preening in the shade of the tree leaves makes me feel like I'm standing right there.

mick said...

Very nice photos. I like the light and shade you have caught on the birds's plumage.

DK Miller said...

Beautiful photos of the Great White Egret. I love those birds too

mapleview said...

Oh my goodness...these are fantastic and yes..very cool... Michelle

Dave said...

Nice shots of a beautiful bird!

Arija said...

Great shot of the Great Egret, he's such an elegant bird.

Les said...

That first shot is beautiful, who know that they were so curvy. Where did you take it?

Janet said...

You take such great photos Alan. Love the egrets! We have lots out here. There is a dead tree across the creek --- the clean white against the green of the trees behind it in the brown of the old tree--wow. (my camera is not enough of a zoom to get it)

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Your exposure on these all-white bird is spot on Alan. Good job!

Ladynred said...

Beautiful capture of the Egret.. Awesome bird..
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dAwN said...

I absolutely love that first photo! the lighting..the elegance..just beautiful!

gwendolen said...

The light and shadow in the first photo are very pleasing. And yes, the Great Egrets are beautiful birds. I hope to see one in breeding plumage once.

Alan said...

All,
Thanks for the kind complements!

Les,
These photos were taken over at the VA Living Museum in Newport News. Cool place to visit if you haven't been.

Kyle said...

I'm with you on that, Alan. I love egrets, and luckily get to see them pretty much year-round. You got some great shots, too!

dugfresh said...

great shot of the egret preening himself. they can be challenging to expose correctly, but you have done nicely.

i was stalking one during feeding time, but he was on to me...and very aware of the large, leafy tree branch that blocked any chance of a shot, which he didn't hesitate to position himself behind the entire time.

congrats on your capture!

Kelly said...

...I don't get to see these birds too often in Cincy, but I really enjoyed seeing them in South Carolina this summer. They are gorgeous (especially with that lime-green eye patch during breeding season). Lovely photos....

Jack said...

Thats true Larry..I feel the same...Thats is great capture..nice post..Thanks for sharing with us.

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