Wednesday, February 16, 2011

On the Wing

Great Egret - 4/16/2010
Great Egret (Ardea alba)


Taken at the Smith Oaks sanctuary in High Island, Texas.



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11 comments:

Cynthia White said...

Lovely shot!

Pat said...

Wow! Beautiful shot of the Great Egret in flight!

Dave said...

Fab image... superb bird too

theconstantwalker said...

A lovely flight capture of a beautiful bird.

dreamfalcon said...

Great photo. I have never noticed the green on their face!

Kathiesbirds said...

What a beauty! Perfect picture! I love the lighting on its wings.

jo©o said...

Those wings are fabulous.

Modesto Viegas said...

Very good shot!!!

Springman said...

Sweet capture! White birds like Egrets are a tough assignment to light properly standing still let alone in fight. The wings on your beautiful take are perfectly defined. Glorious shot!

Kyle said...

All- Thank you for the kind words.

@dreamfalcon- The lores (face mask) of the Great Egret turns green during breeding season only. This is shown much better in my egret post from last week.

@Springman- Thanks. I agree, getting the exposure and detail on white birds is tough! I got really lucky on this one. ;-)

Dixxe said...

terrific flight capture!