I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
A snowy egret knocks back a tiny minnow that it just plucked from the salt marsh at low tide. If he manages to catch and eat enough of even these little bitty fish, snowball will get a decent meal out of it. 🙂
awesome close-up !
Thanks for checking it out and glad you like it!
I agree great portrait!
I appreciate that, thank you!
What a beautiful picture, Phil! The detail is fantastic and so is the lighting!
Thanks Maggie, yes some sort of tough side lighting here but old snowball looks OK. 🙂
I like it Phil, that you call this beauty “snowball” – he is truly beautiful. Carina
I’m happy you enjoyed seeing our pal “snowball”, they are cute little guys 🙂
It’s easy to fill up on hors d’oeuvres…I’ve done it often myself. Wonderful shot of the egret with that tiny fish. The angle helps us get a real sense of the relative sizes of the beak and the fish.
Isn’t that the truth?! You grab a few small items and next thing you know you are full!
Thanks a lot Mike!
I usually don’t go wrong agreeing with Mike and he said it well. Great shot.
Yup, Mike knows what he is talking about for sure!
Thanks Lyle, glad you liked this shot of Snowball.
Sometimes the little, delicate snacks are the best ones!
Oh absolutely! They keep you coming back for more too!
Thanks for checking out this snowy photo!
Fabulous photo, Phil. The detail is so amazing. 🙂
Well I’m very happy you enjoyed seeing our snowy little friend Sylvia! He is a cutie, and such a neat eater too! 🙂
He is so pretty, and I really enjoy the close up! His plummage is so delicate, and so is that tiny snack! 🙂
Yes the snowys are fun, cute little guys and sometimes they spend hours picking out these tiny snacks!
Nice photo of the snowy Phil.
Thanks much Jan, glad you enjoyed this photo.
Fantastico scatto!! Ciao, Pat
Grazie Pat! 🙂
Very nice, I like how you can look right into his eyes.
Thanks very much, and yes his eyes are a little popped out with excitement. 🙂
That is little. I had to look really closely. I hope he had a few more. Great capture Phil.
His was at it for a long while and caught quite a few of the little minnows. Sometimes it’s better to go for quantity over quality. 🙂
Amazing Blog,Nice to meet You,Regards
I really appreciate you stopping by and glad you enjoyed looking around the blog, thanks!
Seems like he has to put out a whole lot more effort than the recent shot you had of the egret with one fish almost as big as he was!
Yes it does seem like a lot of effort but sometimes going for quantity over quality is the smart move. He could sit and wait for hours for a bigger fish that may never come, or go right for it grabbing as many tiny fish as he can catch in a small amount of time. This guy went for the sure thing.
He looks huge to me…, but he is like a little snowball or..?? Beautiful anyhow, hope he catches plenty of the small ones… :)!
I only call him “snowball” as a nickname. It’s is not a tiny bird, bigger then a chicken.
Glad you enjoyed this photo! 🙂