White On Blue
A great egret makes a late afternoon flight just above the water in the salt marsh. This bird had a serious look on his face as if he had an important meeting on the other side of the marsh. Perhaps his mate was waiting for him…or maybe he just needed to chase some other bird away from his fishing area!
Such a perfect capture…beautiful
Thanks much, they are quite elegant flyers.
I’m very happy you liked seeing this egret flight photo!
Thanks a bunch Linda, glad you like it!
Beautiful shot, Phil. You sure do have white down.
I appreciate that Steve. Yes indeed white birds can be difficult. The worst though is photographing a white bird next to a black or dark alligator. That can be a tough exposure decision. 🙂
Chuckle. We’ve heard about the black cat in the coal mine and the polar bear in the snow storm, but the white bird next to the black gator….that’s a new one. 🙂
It’s a situation I encounter more then anyone might think. 🙂
A great floght photo!
Thanks very much Hans, nice to hear you enjoyed the egret photo!
Hey Grazie Pat! 🙂
I like this bird and wish they were animated like all the birds in your marsh. Up here, with less completion, they do a lot of standing around. This is a beautiful capture and like you mentioned, the expression really makes your shot extra wonderful.
Thanks so much for those kind words and I’m very happy you enjoy seeing our area birds and other wildlife.
Let’s see: determination, urgency, focus. His elegance and form are likewise riveting! Thanks for all these beautiful bird pics, Phil, including the pristine pelican yesterday! Meanwhile what have been the musings of your eagles and ospreys lately?
Great to hear you liked this egret flight shot Edna!
Our local eagles seem to have decided to mostly only be around in fall and winter and the ospreys can be seen every day fishing out over the ocean, but I rarely bring my camera to the beach. 🙂
Amazing how that neck folds up. It’s one of those “do not try this at home” sort of poses…. “D
This is such an amazing shot, Phil. He does look like a bird on a mission. I think that dreamy look in his eye, says that he’s meeting someone special. 🙂
Really enjoyed the detail in his plummage – showing up even though he’s all white. Great against that background. Looks like he was sure hurrying somewhere!
So graceful, so beautiful!
Beautiful Phil. You’ve really captured his gracefulness.
Pretty focused expression. For whatever reason, hope he gets it. 🙂 Great shot!