Monday, October 3, 2011

Chasing A Great Egret


really pays off!!

Chuck and I found this Great Egret as we were riding our bikes in
Spring Lake on September 25th. I was just so excited,
we ride here all the time and I have never seen an Egret here before!!
I assumed he would just fly off but he didn't. And when I say he didn't,
I mean he didn't move!!
We got sooo close that I couldn't even use my 200 mm lens!!


Large all white Heron,


captured here with his catch of the afternoon...
can you see his tiny little fish?!?!


Long yellow bill, his legs and feet are black.


More fish!!


Showing off his curves!!


Getting "fluffy" with a fish!!


He was a very intense fisher...


I loved this dead on look...as if to say "don't think I don't see you"!!


The last two were my favorites!!

These pictures are straight out of the camera. Most have not been cropped.

At the end of our visit, I was only about 8 feet away from this usually very skittish bird!!

I saved this entry so I could share it with



and tomorrow I will be sharing this with


29 comments:

  1. beautiful! nice to get up close and personal with him! wow!

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  2. How fun that must have been! GREAT shots!

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  3. Great photos of the Egret. They are really good at fishing. Awesome closeups.

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  4. Wow this is an awesome shots. And poor fish seems like the heron wants more. ^_^

    Smell The Rose

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  5. I want to go on a shoot with you!!!!

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  6. OMG. Just FABULOUS!! The second last one is my fave. He looks like he is staring you down!

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  7. He must have known you were a friend and was happy to pose for you. Lovely shots - he is a lovely bird.

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  8. Those are fabulous!! Love the whole lot of them. Isn't it great when you get cooperation from the wild world?!

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  9. Love these...especially the face-to-face "watch it, lady" shot!

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  10. WOW!!! What a wonderful experience.The pictures are all fantastic.

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  11. Just look at him! How excited you must have been, to get so close. And it looks like he was giving you quite a show too. I love that first shot of him steppin' out. I don't know why, but I am facinated by the feet of these bigger birds. Maybe because we don't always get to see them as they are often under water.
    Thanks so much for sharing your adventure Debbie.

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  12. Beautiful.... I think I got my comment box fixed. I hope so, enjoy your week :)

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  13. Ooooh! What A Long Neck you have. Oooohhh...what long legs! This thing is a stick dinosaur;D

    Very beautiful captures:D
    Your photographs are wonderful Debbie!

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  14. I love that shot in the middle, Deb, with the multi-color leaves in the background. Look like jewels. So pretty! :)

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  15. It sure is amazing that you were able to get so close! Egrets are such pretty birds!

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  16. you are lucky to have such beautiful creatures where you are! ours are starting to migrate south for the winter!

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  17. Phenomenal, Debbie! As a painter I'm jealous you got to see all the egret's moves!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  18. Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  19. That's a striking bird. I like the shot where it's looking straight at you, egrets look so weird that way.

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  20. Heck Debbie - you find the most gorgeous creatures! He posed beautifully for you too... even a quick fluff-up. I too love that dead on look - so meaningful!!
    Cheerio :D)

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  21. Stupendous encounter Debbie! I don't think I've ever seen such a relaxed bird. It's a real testament to your calm nature that you pulled this off. What fun to see egrets fishing and then to get such brilliant pictures to boot!

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  22. Lovely images...a beautiful bird to see.

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  23. Great photos and you were very fortunate to get this close to such a beautiful bird.

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  24. My favorite, it's the first one!
    Regards,

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  25. I've seen these in the distance - but what an HONOR for you to be able to meet this one - right in his own dining room!!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

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  26. What a beautiful bird! Your photos are wonderful!

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  27. They are so beautiful and charming! I love watching them,and your photos are superb!

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  28. These pictures are fantastic!!!

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