Friday, June 10, 2011

The Heron That Wasn't......

I took these pictures in Mystic Connecticut and boasted about taking pictures of a Heron. But it isn't a Heron, (big sigh) it's an Egret......I am still excited to share them and super happy that my title did not read "The Connecticut Heron!!!!









Don't you just love his fluffy white tail feathers!!! I had to "scale" a wall, cut back brush and climb down rugged terrain to get these pictures!! O.K.......that might be a slight exaggeration BUT it was something like that!!!! 

12 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful Great Egret! Glad you risked life and limb for us! we'll forgive the slip of the tongue i.d. :)

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  2. No matter the title, it is a lovely bird!

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  3. Whatever efforts you had to go through to get these pictures they are worth the effort.Yes,an Egret indeed,and a very beautiful one at that.

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  4. Thank you for taking the risk to get these great shots!! A true photographer :D

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  5. It's beautiful! Don't feel bad - I glanced out our window one day and thought I saw an eagle. It was a buzzard. Oops!! Still one of God's creatures!

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  6. Beautiful photos! I love those tail feathers too!
    Your efforts were well worth capturing these gorgeous images!
    (Glad you weren't injured while trying to get these photos- I agree with Trisha...you are a true photographer!)

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  7. Beautiful photos. Well worth a few bumps and scrapes, eh?

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  8. I don't think I've ever seen one of those in the wild. So cool!

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  9. I am the worlds worst at telling you what kind of bird I am looking at. Whatever it is, it is beautiful. Thanks for going that extra mile just for us.

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  10. Ha! i was looking at those pics and i thought, that is not a Heron!!!


    haha!

    Great post!
    Thanks
    Leontien
    www.fourleafcloverdairy.blogspot.com

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  11. Well done Debbie - you're a star. Great pics of such a graceful bird. Yes, the tail feathers are quite lovely - your pics enlarge well, thanks!
    (Just quietly, I think I'd have made the same name mistake LOL :D)).

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  12. The things we do for a photo, right?

    Egret, heron... I wouldn't know the difference, Debbie. Your secret is safe with me.

    Great photographs. You did well!

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