Monday, 2 May 2016

Great Egret

 Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Tall, graceful, long legs.
 Well, almost.

 Let me just get the feathers in the right place
 Almost done.
 There is always one that won't sit down.
 Getting ready to take off.


 Perfect landing.

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18 comments:

mick said...

Beautiful bird and a great series of photos - perfect capture of the take-off.

mick said...

Oh yes - and the landing as well!!

Frank Boxell said...

Lovely series of the Great White Egret.

Valerie said...

I agree - a delightful series of shots.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the egret is beautiful. Lovely collection of photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful images!!! The white birds I find are difficult to have their photos turn out very good...yours, on the other hand, are terrific.

Sharon Wagner said...

The last shot has great face detail. I'm glad egrets get to keep their beautiful plumage these days.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of egret.

Cloudia said...

Fabulous narrative thread! Well done!

Nora said...

I love your egrets! Great landing also.

marsha said...

wow...super photos of the egret!!

NatureFootstep said...

it is such a beauty and elegant bird. Great shots :)

marsha said...

stunning photos of the beautiful egret. And sorry if this is a duplicate comment(google acting up as usual!)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So beautiful (even when that one feather just will not behave!) -- absolutely love the take-off shot. I know how patient you had to be to get these pictures, unless you have the best luck in timing of anyone ever. Those beautiful birds can sit absolutely still for hours before they give you any action! Thank you for sharing.

Stewart M said...

This are great - if at times a little gangly - birds!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Gunilla Bäck said...

A gorgeous bird. I saw two in Viikki a week ago, but they were quite far away.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I never tire of taking and looking at egret photos. Yes, there is often that little stain or misplaced feather, but the imperfect sometimes emphasizes the beauty of the whole.

Anu said...

Awesome photos!