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.
An egret fishing in the salt marsh this afternoon lets one slip away. The bird was so shocked he lost his fish that he just stood there afterwards with a confused look on his face while the lucky fish swam off!
I didn’t realize he dropped it until I looked at the pictures later. 🙂
What a great surprise to capture the fish’s great escape 😉
What actually happened was that I saw the egret come up with a fish and banged off just this one shot as somebody behind me called out my name and I turned around. When I turned back the egret was just staring down into the water and at first I thought he must have eaten the fish until I saw this photo. The egret did have a funny look on his face so I suspected something odd happened. Too funny, 🙂
The genius of nature 😉
And the luck of the fish… this time…
That’s definitely not part of the script but a great photo. Now who would call your name in the middle of the action?
No it’s not how things usually go with the large waders.
You know how much I love talking to folks when I’m out there getting photos.
The one that got away! You can’t win ’em all. 🙂
That fish has a heck of a story to tell his friends!
What happened there?! Such clarity in this shot, Phil!
Sometimes the fish get lucky and escape. Not often though… 🙂
Oh my. Guess he wasn’t expecting to lose his snack. Lucky day for the little fish!
I think the egret was shocked he lost that fish. It is a lucky fish though and he has a whopper to tell his friends now!