Thursday, 27 June 2013

NatureFootstep: Winged #94

Thursday's theme at NatureFootstep is 'WINGED'. All things 'winged', but not necessarily 'feathered' (flying insects are welcome!!).

CATTLE EGRET
Cattle Egret 1


Cattle Egret 4


Cattle Egret 2


22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful egret! Here in Sweden we have gray egret. Very good pictures!

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  2. Lovely shots Mitchy, especially the first image.

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  3. stunning shots of the Cattle Egret. Never seen them so good before. :)

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  4. Three awesome shots of the beautiful egret!

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  5. Pretty shots of the Cattle Egret! One of my favorites!

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  6. oh wow I love these photos-you did good Mitch

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  7. Outstanding shots! That egret not only has gorgeous feathers, but it looks like some pretty funky hair, too!
    Thanks for your visit & comment on the "flying" kids at the lake.
    I see in your side description that you enjoy archery (among other good things!) .. we have avid archers in our house, my husband (also named Mitch) has been an archer for about 20 years now, and young Johnathan has been working the target pretty good this summer- you may have noticed one of the shots of him in air he was pretending his water noodle is a bow. :)

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    1. Thanks Amanda :-))

      Another Mitch who's an archer?? What are the chances? LOL. Yes, I noticed that shot, it did make me wonder if he was used to holding a real bow.

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  8. A stunningly beautiful bird, and you have captured it so well. It looks like a tropical bird, perhaps you took the photos in Florida? Just gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Benni :-)) A very accurate assessment there....yes, I took those shots in Florida!!

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  9. wow..............amazing, wish I could take photos like that. You must either be a very patient man or be lucky enough to click at exactly the right time . And do it time after time after time.

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    1. Thanks Loretta :-)) Getting good photographs is a combination of all of those. I've always said that the three P's (planning, practice and patience) are essential. Planning is always good, if you want to photograph a certain subject, research where and when you have the best chance of seeing it. You can never have too much practice, always practice, whenever you can. Patience is, in my book, the most important thing. I've been known to stand or kneel in one spot for up to an hour, waiting for the perfect moment. A butterfly to land on a flower and start feeding, perhaps. The slightest breeze when taking a macro of a flower can ruin the shot, waiting for that perfect 'still' moment is essential. But luck is also a factor. Always be prepared for the unexpected. A couple of weeks ago I was standing photographing small birds (chaffinches, robins, blue tits) near a local lake when a Great Blue Heron suddenly decided to land almost right next to me and start fishing!!

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