Snowy Egret

Posted by
Craig (Vacaville, California, United States) on 6 May 2008 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Egrets are not a biologically distinct group from the herons, and tend to be named differently because they are mainly white and/or have decorative plumes, and while having the same build as the larger herons tend to be smaller. Wikipedia.

SONY DSC-H9 1/200 second F/4.5 ISO 80 78 mm

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Cool! The bird didn't notice you?

6 May 2008 9:26am

@Koushiro~光子郎: He was keeping a close eye on me and flew away right after this shot!

Alun Lambert from Cheshire, United Kingdom

Another great shot of this bird

6 May 2008 9:49am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Great shot!

6 May 2008 10:02am

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

What a great capture Craig. I like how you have the eye of the heron as the focal point! Nice work.

6 May 2008 10:10am

Helma from Tehran, Iran

Great shot ! ... nice capture .. well done , thanks.

6 May 2008 10:21am

MJ from Delaware, United States

great profile....I love the black beak to the yellow eye....

6 May 2008 11:54am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Nice work on this one. I enjoy watching egrets as they fish and hunt for prey.

6 May 2008 11:58am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Hong Kong

a wonderful image of a gorgeous bird!

6 May 2008 11:58am

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

Great capture and detail on this shot!

6 May 2008 12:25pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

There is this great piercing eye again, bravo!

6 May 2008 2:25pm

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

You seem to know all the names of the birds, do you bird-watch? Very nice shot.

6 May 2008 3:40pm

@Observing: No, I'm not a bird-watcher. But, I do enjoy photographing wildlife. I looked up the name of this bird because Dan (danthro) asked me about it yesterday. Thanks for your comments Observing!

Chris from South Jersey, United States

Wonderful details of this magnificent bird - his eye especially! I wish you had more of him in the shot, he kind of falls off the image for me.....

6 May 2008 4:15pm

@Chris: You can see the entire bird in yesterday's shot. Thanks for your comment Chris.

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

Great shot and beautiful detail!

6 May 2008 7:34pm

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Superb capture of this beautiful bird!

6 May 2008 8:06pm

danthro from Suburbia, United States

beautiful shot. great framing too. it really does look snowy. a very beautiful bird by any name. well captured

6 May 2008 8:25pm

Still from France

What a beautiful bird!

6 May 2008 9:18pm

bronzebilly u.k. from Barry,Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

Perfect composition Craig...such a sharp image of the Egret,against a nicely patterned backround..great colours also...great work buddy..

6 May 2008 9:55pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

A stunning bird, beautifully photographed Craig.

6 May 2008 10:45pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

I find these to be so beautiful. Nice capture.

7 May 2008 12:32am

vu@granby - Gilles Martineau from Granby, Québec, Canada

Nice bird shot. Thanks for explaining the difference between egret and heron.

7 May 2008 12:34am

Tracey from White Hall, United States

Great shot! Such sharp focus on the eye.

7 May 2008 1:01am

Cheryl from Boerne, United States

nice capture Craig! Looks like he was posing for you :-)

7 May 2008 1:25am

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Truly splendiferous, Craig!! Love how he's framed in the right of the frame... brilliant.

7 May 2008 1:42am

Rags from Plano, United States

nice image.

7 May 2008 4:04am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This one looks like and actress entering the stage! It makes such an impression in its white robe!

9 May 2008 1:55pm

1/200 second
ISO 80
78 mm