Well Someone Is Cranky In The Morning
Early this morning there were some various egrets feeding in the salt marsh among the oyster beds. Suddenly this one snowy came swooping in and felt compelled to immediately chase off his friend.
Snowys are like that…they don’t need a specific reason to create a huge fuss, just the mere presence of another snowy is all it takes for a skirmish to break out.
It all ends just as quickly as it starts though, soon all is forgiven and forgotten. Well, until the next time.
Great composition you captured dear Phil, I fall in love with these white birds. Thank you, have a nice weekend, love, nia
Thank you very much for your kind words Nia I appreciate it!
Beautiful back lit photo of the wings.
Thank you. That early morning back lighting can be tricky but sometimes it works out.
Gorgeous shot, Phil. I know from experience how hard it is to get a proper exposure of pure white birds and the lighting in this image is spectacular. Your title reminds me of the old, old joke: “Do you wake up cranky in the morning? No, I usually let him sleep.”
Thanks a million Mike I appreciate it. Those white birds can present all sorts of issues regarding exposure, and especially in the morning when I’m the one most likely to be a bit cranky.
This is beautifully composed, Phil! I love the contrast between the background and the white egrets and the light through the wings – wow!
Oh wow thanks Maggie, I’m very happy you liked seeing Snowball and his wacky friend!
Phil, What a beautiful photograph of egrets on the oysters, I enjoy your posts everyday. Thank you again for airing your talent. S
Thanks so much for your kind words Suzanne I greatly appreciate it and glad you liked the snowy pair!
He’s certainly showing who’s boss.
One always feels the need to be the boss. Not sure how they decide who’s turn it is. 🙂
That’s a funky hairdo on the newcomer. The fuss may be over too quickly, but you always manage to capture it 🙂 Brilliant as always with great light on those wings.
Thanks so much Paula I really appreciate you looking and commenting and glad you liked seeing our squabbling snowys!
I do, Phil 🙂