Egret on the rocks
This Great egret (Ardea alba) stepped around the point and into view from the rocks where I was photographing.
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.
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.
In flight, I find them particularly alluring and this bird flew between several outcrops affording me great opportunities to watch.
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Outstanding–love egrets and your work.
December 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm
Thank you Cynthia! Have a great day.
December 20, 2014 at 3:23 pm
stunning shots this time..
December 14, 2014 at 9:21 pm
Beautiful pictures and what a great light!
December 14, 2014 at 2:15 pm
Chris, your timing here was just perfection.
Such a beautiful series.
December 13, 2014 at 6:33 pm
Wow! Absolutely stunning pictures. Thanks for sharing.
December 13, 2014 at 5:12 pm
Wow. Stunning pictures.
December 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm
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
Wow. Nice caption. Good for a wallpaper
December 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm
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
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
Wow! I love these!
December 13, 2014 at 9:58 am
Thanks Karen! It was a really nice morning.
December 13, 2014 at 12:35 pm