Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Don't Ruffle My Feathers!!

An exciting moment for me,
 as I am always on the hunt for the Great Egret.

I recently found a Marina, close to home, where they seem to hang out.

Here he's doing the "two step" before he see's me.

As I start to run toward him approach him, he see's me,
he pulls down his neck,

and seems quite guarded.

He looks away for a second,

strikes one more pose...

and fly's off!!
One day I am going to get a good flight shot!
July 29, 2012


Sharing today with Stewart at Wild Bird Wednesday
Please stop by to view all the amazing birds from around the world.

Balloon Festival pictures tomorrow!!

40 comments:

  1. What great pics! We saw a lot of these at the beach last week. They are such gorgeous birds.

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  2. He's beautiful and your photos show him off so well!

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  3. These are fabulous shots.Getting those flight shots is not easy.

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  4. the more he gets to know you the longer he'll pose for you...they all do!! this is one pretty, white fella!

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  5. They are lovely birds aren't they? You captured him beautifully here. I am also looking forward to your balloon festival photos.

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  6. You got a super sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. Awesome WBW post. Great shors!

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  8. Beautiful bird.
    He looks like the mascot.
    His feathers are snow-white.
    Fantastic photographs.
    Lucj

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  9. Great pictures Debbie! I can't wait to see your balloon pics.

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  10. Fantastic images of a beautiful little bird.. so lovely to see.

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  11. Great shots, Debbie! They look just like a heron in white disguise! Very nice!

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  12. Fantastic! btw, your "approach" sounds like mine

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  13. Very lovely shot. We have two that fly over in the morning and they fly home at sundown every night. I watch for them.

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  14. Great shots. A bird I have been trying to see for some years.

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  15. That flight pic looks pretty good to me!

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  16. I have got a picture in my head of you running up towards the egret to take it's picture - made me smile :))
    You did get some lovely shots and I like your flight one.

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  17. Debbie, beautiful shots of the Great Egret. It was nice of him to pose for you, at least for a little while. Thanks for sharing, hope all is well.

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  18. Beautiful photos of the Egret.

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  19. Great photos they are beautiful birds.

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  20. Śliczne zdjęcia pięknego ptaka. Pozdrawiam.
    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful bird. Yours.

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  21. glad you were able to get as close as you did...they are just beautiful birds!!

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  22. Perfect photos!!! At least he didn't fly over your head and 'drop a load'!!

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  23. I think it is a pretty good flight photo! I have taken worse...

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  24. Great images. I didn't realize they lowered their necks like that.

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  25. Great shots! I'm glad he stuck around long enough for you to get several.

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  26. And out he goes....
    He's running away...
    thank you for visiting dear!
    Hope you are Okay
    Have a kiss,
    BShell

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  27. The white egret is really beautiful!! Great photos! /Susanne

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  28. Hi there - thats a nice set of pictures. That head down pose always seems to mean "I'm about to go"

    Stewart M.

    PS: I'm not called Andrew (although its a common mistake) and the W in WBW now stands for Wild - World Bird Wednesday was run by Springman!

    ;)

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  29. Very pretty photos - especially that one in flight! Those are trick ones to get!

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  30. I got a giggle when I read that you ran toward him, well, I sure have done that before, or at least a very fast walk. You want so much to get those captures and you just know they are about to take off, and so;') You sure got some wonderful image shares~

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  31. Excellent!!!! We have there here in abundance. They're always such an interesting subject. I'm happy to read you got a chance to spy one and get photos of it.

    I have TWO pages of birds...

    One, my Sunday Meme Linking post at The Bird D'Pot [birds: some black bellied Whistling Ducks and more]

    Two, my personal blog with photos of Brown Pelicans at sea.

    Do stop by for a visit if you can find time. I'd love your company.

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  32. That last shot is awesome! Great photos, Deb!

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  33. Very lovely bird and great photos you got on it! I wish I could see one some day.
    Greetings Pia in Sweden

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  34. These are wonderful shots of the Great Egret Debbie! You'll get that flight shot you're looking for!

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  35. Gorgeous shots Debbie - love their feathers and skinny legs :D)

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