Egret on the rocks

Cabo Egret - © Christopher Martin-1481

This Great egret (Ardea alba) stepped around the point and into view from the rocks where I was photographing.

Cabo Egret - © Christopher Martin-1435

After a short pause, she flew across a small gap and began fishing.  The head cocks back and then strikes into the water, rarely coming up without a fish.

Cabo Egret - © Christopher Martin-1445


Cabo Egret - © Christopher Martin-1490

Cabo Egret - © Christopher Martin-1492

Cabo Egret - © Christopher Martin-1516

At home I photograph the Great blue herons frequently which is in the same family as egrets.  Their mannerisms are very similar as is their size.  The white feathers are the most obvious difference and I love shooting them against the blues of the water and the warm hues in the rocks.

Cabo Egret - © Christopher Martin-1411

In flight, I find them particularly alluring and this bird flew between several outcrops affording me great opportunities to watch.

Cabo Egret - © Christopher Martin-1409-2

Cabo Egret - © Christopher Martin-1216

Cabo Egret - © Christopher Martin-1480

16 responses

  1. Pingback: Cormorants, egrets, helping each other | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Outstanding–love egrets and your work.

    December 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm

  3. Frazee

    stunning shots this time..
    nice work

    December 14, 2014 at 9:21 pm

  4. Girl Gone Expat

    Beautiful pictures and what a great light!

    December 14, 2014 at 2:15 pm

  5. Chris, your timing here was just perfection.
    Such a beautiful series.

    December 13, 2014 at 6:33 pm

  6. Grace Chen

    Wow! Absolutely stunning pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    December 13, 2014 at 5:12 pm

  7. Wow. Stunning pictures.

    December 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm

  8. The light on the rock outcrops and water was beautiful already and then you add the bird. That must have been fun to absorb.

    December 13, 2014 at 12:50 pm

  9. Wow. Nice caption. Good for a wallpaper

    December 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm

  10. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    December 13, 2014 at 11:01 am

    • Thanks for visitjng and for your comment Nina. Please come back any time.

      December 13, 2014 at 12:28 pm

  11. pausesandclicks

    This was a feast for the eyes! Thanks!

    December 13, 2014 at 10:38 am

    • Thanks for checking out the images and for your kind words. Have a great day.

      December 13, 2014 at 12:34 pm

  12. Wow! I love these!

    December 13, 2014 at 9:58 am

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