Thursday, 18 July 2013

NatureFootstep: Winged #97

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

SNOWY EGRET
Snowy Egret 1

Snowy Egret 2

Snowy Egret 10


30 comments:

  1. Beautiful Egret! Wonderful closeups, Mitch!

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  2. Hvor er den smuk :-)

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  3. This little character is certainly a dazzling white! Grand photos!

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  4. First shot is my favorite. :)

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    1. Thanks Sophie. Yes, that one is my fave, too. He looks kinda of menacing, doesn't he? :-))

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  5. Your shots are simply wonderful!

    Nice greetings
    Tina

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  6. Incredible shots, Mitch. I especially love that little point of light under the eye in that last shot.

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    1. Thanks Debby :-)). I've noticed that many of my shots of various kinds of Egret have those little spots of light below the eyes, when photographed in strong sunlight. I think it may be be a light-collecting feature of the eye-surround that helps with their visual acuity.

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  7. Marvelous photos of this wonderful white bird. Great !
    Thank you very much for your visit on my blog and your comment.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  8. Such a beauty, but bevare of the beak, I think :)
    Have a nice evening.
    Mormor

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/07/18/stikker-na-sa-skjaera/

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  9. gorgeous close ups of the snowy egret. :)

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  10. I love the light and the shaddow. The third photo is stunning. I myself find it difficult to photograph white stuff.

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    1. Thanks Ulla :-)) Yes, white subjects reflect more light, which can make them more difficult to photograph well.

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  11. Isn't he beautiful posing so perfectly for you.

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    1. They're beautiful birds, that's for sure :-)) These were all photographed at Gatorland in Florida, where they congregate in large numbers, along with other varieties of egret, herons and others.

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  12. lol..............sorry i know its not really funny but this one reminds me of 'here's looking at you kid'.....:-)

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    1. The Bogart of the bird world, huh? LOL.

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