Sticks The Landing
Earlier this week I followed this egret as it flew in low just over the marsh reeds which were lit by warm setting sunlight. I was extremely impressed by the perfect landing plus I particularly liked those fluffed up neck and chest feathers at the end! 🙂
Wonderful! Happy New Year 😉
Thanks so much Laura and hope you have a great 2014!
Thank you 😉
You got it! 🙂
Stupende foto, l’ultima è anche divertente 🙂
Awesome capture….well done
Glad you liked it, thanks!
Gorgeous, Phil! I envy you for the beautiful white in your air. We have white in the air here, too, but it’s not spelled egret. It’s spelled blizzard!
Oooo yeah that is a whole bunch of white isn’t?!? 😯 No blizzard here but it’s cold tonight, although… it’s supposed to be 63 on Sunday. 🙂
Thanks for checking out these egret pics!
63? Didn’t anyone tell you it’s not polite to gloat?? 😉
Oops sorry, you are right, I should stop doing that. I used to send photos of us on the beach in January to my frozen friends up north but stopped when I realized it wasn’t actually being very friendly. 😯 🙂
Oh, I’m sure they appreciated the humor, and I was only kidding about gloating. Besides, since you still have egrets and we don’t til spring, you can gloat all you want so long as you keep posting them on your blog.
73 tomorrow. Oops I did it again. 😯 😀
Hah! We’re supposed to top 55 tomorrow, so gloat to your heart’s content! 😉
55!?! That’s like being in the Bahamas! Excellent! 😀
Yep, I hear they’re shivering in the Bahamas, too, this week. I read somewhere that a Snowy Owl was seen there. Must have gone there for the tropical heat.
That’s some chest-puffing! Great captures!
Oh yeah you gotta love a nice fluffy chest! 🙂 Thanks!
excellent series of pictures Phil, and great sunlight on the subject!
Thanks very much Gareth, you gotta love that early evening setting sunlight that really warms up the marsh.
Awesome series, Phil! I’m in awe of the last!
Hey thanks a bunch Amy! I thought that last one with the fluffed out feathers made the series, glad you liked it too!
While I like them all, I am impressed with the first image as it is a great angle to show the front flight position, wing spread and the head and neck not overlaying the rest of the bird so you get a good 3D angle of the view. I like it a lot anyhow. Great series!
Hey thanks Judy! I’m thrilled you enjoyed these!
Just wonderful!! He looks so proud !
He does look quite proud doesn’t he?!
Yes he does and hopefully so are you!
Well I’m sure happy the egret gave me a nice display!
He did indeed …seems as though many of them preen for you ??
I’d give it a 10.0 for grace and style.
Oh wow, not just a generous score, but a fair score! Excellent!
He looks very pleased with himself and so he should! He’s so handsome! Such beautiful light, Phil!
He does look quite pleased with himself indeed Maggie!
Amazing light Phil, great photos.
I do like that later afternoon light. Thanks Nels!
The egret against that background! Beautiful contrast. Love his fluffing!
Those brown reeds don’t look like much in mid day light but they warm up nice at sunset. Thanks so much!
I totally love all your photos! So glad I met you at the park and got your card so I could find this blog. It is super!
Well I’m very pleased you stopped by for a visit Alison, thank you!
All that you mentioned plus it was flying toward you. Those are just gorgeous.
Hey thanks very much. He made it easy for me, all I do is mash down on the button.
Loving all the pics, but adoring the first shot!!!
Thanks a million Paula, I really appreciate your kind words!
Wow ! quelle série !
Merci, je suis heureux que vous aimez les photos
Gorgeous light ! That last photo is very funny. The first one could serve as a blueprint for a glider.
Thanks so much I appreciate your very kind comments and glad you enjoyed these egret photos!
….. 🙂 Great landing…. you are amazing dear Phil, made me smile too. Thank you, love, nia
Thanks very much for looking at these photos Nia and I’m very happy you liked them!
Beautiful 😀 it’s wild that I had a January 4th post with a similar title – http://joeinfocus.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/and-he-sticks-the-landing/
Ha! Too funny! Thanks Joe!