Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Great Egret




137 comments:

JM said...

Egrets are such elegant birds. Your photos are beautiful!

Nancy said...

What great shots.....they are such beautiful birds and you captured them at just the right moment....

Debbie said...

ooohhh t, i am so jealous!!

this one is gorgeous with his/her fluffy tail feathers posing right, posing left, making sure you got the perfect shot!!

your images of this white beauty really pop among the landscape and are so very beautiful!!

holdingmoments said...

That is one handsome bird.

We get them here, very occasionally; but I've never seen one.

Betty Manousos said...

what beautiful birds. must be a joy seeing those visit your trees!

xx

Judy @ daily yarns said...

They look like they have on a feathery shawl. Great shots T!

Linda said...

I love their tail feathers - and the graceful curve of their neck. Beautiful shots!

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

What a magnificent bird! Very beautiful with its long breeding plumage trailing behind.

latebloomerbuds said...

I want one of those!!! Oooooooooh. Just to look at all day. Nice captures T! Margie

parker said...

Elegant bird. Like the flowing feathers. Yay for the pond that brings these birds in to visit and have their portrait taken!

Barbara said...

Beautiful birds and such beautiful captures of this one!

Kathy said...

He looks like a king surveying his domain. Beautiful shots!

DJan said...

What a beauty! I would feel pretty regal if I looked like that, too. :-)

Montanagirl said...

Fabulous! I hope to see some this year.

ellen abbott said...

Beautiful bird.

CameraCruise said...

Wow, great shots of the beauty!

Chatty Crone said...

Great shots - very awesome looking birds. sandie

Fireblossom said...

It almost doesn't seem real!

Ron said...

Very nice shots! I saw two of those myself this past weekend but couldn't get close enough for a good shot.

Nancy said...

Love the feathers flowing down his back. Beautiful.

Randy said...

I love their long flowing like wings.

Hilary said...

What a beauty.. great shots.

Eyeliquor said...

Majestic!

Julie G. said...

Wow, this is a stunning series! The feathers are lovely. Beautiful images of a gorgeous bird!

Susan said...

Wow, what a beautiful bird. Almost looks like his feathers are hair. Beautiful shots!

sweetdaysundertheoaks said...

Beautiful Tex! They are a gift :)

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

What a cool bird! I love the orange beak and the bit of green on its face against the white of its feathers.

rainfield61 said...

A smart bird, with feathers flowing down his back.

Gone Country said...

Such pretty birds!

MTWaggin said...

Oh wow what an amazingly lovely bird and a fabulous photo. You did really good (as always - heehee).

Jan n Jer said...

So white...so beautiful!

Lois Evensen said...

What a beautiful bird! And, your images are delightful. Perfect angle!

Jill said...

Just gorgeous!

Joop Zand said...

Stunning pictures

thanks for sharing.

Greetings, Joop

Rural Revival said...

Such a beautiful bird. Those whispy tail feathers look like a skirt!

Susan said...

How graceful the Egret looks - and such beautiful tail feathers. Your photos are wonderful.

bailey-road.com said...

That bird has style and elegance!

Mom of M&Ms said...

Beautiful.. can I come and sit by the pond??? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristi Bowman said...

WOW!! I think that says it all!

Sylvia K said...

Such an elegant bird it is indeed!! Terrific captures!!!

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Very pretty. Great shots.

Inger said...

Wow! I am speechless -- what a picture, what a bird, what a pose! Congratulations on a fabulous photo.

Furry Bottoms said...

Makes me want to go... "Greetings, Your Majesty!"

cristina munteanu said...

Excellent! Great moment!

EG CameraGirl said...

Neat! I haven't seen a great eget this year yet!

SweetMarie said...

What a beauty!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Great shot! I love the elegance of the feathers and that cool green eye!

Ginger said...

So beautiful!

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good evening.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

don said...

You do such a good job of capturing this bird's flowing feathers and general beauty. An excellent bird shot.

Sandra said...

he seems to have just a little bit of a smirk on his face. or is that beak with eyes?

Karen said...

Wow! I love his "cloak" of feathers.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

For some reason those tail feathers bring to mind Miss Havisham, from Great Expectations...

Farm Girl said...

Wow how majestic. I love how the wings look like I would think angel wings look.
Really awesome.

heyBJK said...

I'm going to say this is a female just because it looks like she's wearing a formal dress the way those feathers fall. Beautiful pose and photos! The white is striking!

Kerry said...

All dressed up. How do they stay so pure-white when they hang out in ponds, muddy fields and swamps?

barbara l. hale said...

I just love his outfit! Wonderful photos!

NewMexiKen said...

Beautiful poses!

Ian said...

You are very fortunate to have such a variety of birds!

Ian said...

You are very fortunate to have such a variety of birds!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

He's a beauty! Beautiful shots, Theresa!

Lynne said...

Oh my, what a beauty . . . Great photos Theresa!

Jeevan said...

Wow! How gorgeous beauty! Lovely capture :)

Eva Ason said...

Wow! I love these photos, and what a beautiful bird :)

Cheryl said...

What a delightful egret! I love opening a link and finding a big ol' bird I rarely see right there in my face!

Robin said...

T, great capture. A very pretty one indeed. I love it flowing "gown" of feathers!

Andee said...

Your pictures are so nice. What a beauty!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

He looks wonderful in his mating plumage.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Lovely, elegant bird! The white tail feathers are beautiful.

Patty Woodland said...

Aren't they glorious?

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful bird in a great place, thanks Theresa.

Giga said...

Ptak ma piękne pióra, takie zwiewne, i jest wspaniały. Pozdrawiam.
The bird has beautiful feathers, an ethereal, and it is wonderful. Yours.

Comment1 said...

Oh wow, that's beautiful! Strange, it looks like it's floating there.

Andrew said...

A lovely bird to see so graceful.
Your images are superb.

Rita said...

Now that is elegance. :)

Tracy said...

hah, she looks like Cruella Deville with the gown streaming down her back..although she is much prettier than Cruella...Super shot Tex!

Sally said...

Pretty photo's. :)

Kerri said...

Stunning! Oh, how I wish I saw more of these majestic birds!!

mick said...

Beautiful photos of the Egret.

grammie g said...

Hi Tereasa...Wow that is a real beauty of a shotof the Egret ..very very nice!! : }
Grace

edenhills said...

These are such beautiful birds, and your pictures are great! I love the rare time or two I've seen them.

Fjällripan said...

The white egret is so beautiful!! Great captures!!

Icy BC said...

She is beautiful, and she is all dressed up in white. Just gorgeous!

missing moments said...

Love its beauty! BTW, I got a kick out of the ad that followed this post. It was an ad for Sato Real Estate in Anna Maria ... how does it KNOW that I am down here to direct that ad to me????? LOL!

Daffycat said...

Oh, he is sooo beautiful!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

your Great Egret shots are simply GREAT theresa!!

(hanging out over your pond??!)

Nezzy said...

Amazin' shots of the Egret. They look like their posin' for ya!

Thanks for sharin' sweetie!

Have a blessed and beautiful day sweetie!!! :o)

Melodie said...

SO pretty!

Charade said...

I've never been close enough to an egret to see such detail. Thanks for the opportunity.

Carletta said...

That green eye is quite striking with those new green leaves.
Reminds me of a Vegas showgirl the way those feathers drape. :)
Very lovely shots!!

Snapper II said...

They are beautiful. But when they are decked out in their mateing Plumage they are really something to see.
Good capture.

Pam said...

The great egret certainly looks showy hanging out in the tree tops.
Lovely shots, Theresa.

A Quiet Corner said...

I love these guys...they are always so "together"...:)JP

Honest Abe said...

Do not have anything quite so elegant in dress or drag around here in my backyard.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow, look a those long feathers! Cool:@)

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful pictures!

Michelle said...

Such a crisp whiteness on those feathers!

Betty Roan said...

What a beauty! Nice series of shots.

rkbsnana said...

Good grief! That is some closeup. You do good girl!

Chris Rohrer said...

What a gorgeous bird to have around:)!

Michael said...

gorgeous creature

Laura said...

something about the edges of the wings...just dangling their...makes this majestic bird so much more real and engaging....beautiful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Elegant bird, such beautiful feathers. (You can sort of understand how -- back before anyone knew any better -- their plumes were so prized for hats.) I hate to think of it, but still you can kind of see why, given the way "ladies" had to dress back then...... Thanks to the people who worked so hard to save these beautiful creatures from extinction.

Carole M. said...

love their colourings; the splash of lime around their eyes with that light orange beak, and the long tail feathers, fabulous

Chip Allen said...

Beautiful captures!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Beautiful and stunning...Wow!!

Deb said...

awesome Tex....

beth said...

if i die and come back as a bird, i think i want to look like that one :)

Annette said...

I've never noticed the green around the eyes before. Interesting!

Betty Roan said...

Yep, hippo. ;)

Paula said...

If this is the same type bird that sits on John's cow's backs I've never seen one this close. I watched a flock of them yesterday. A cow would switch her tail to get the bird off then it would scare all of them and they would fly in a circle near the cows then land again.

Candy C. said...

Beautiful bird, love the color around the eyes!!

Jean said...

Super duper photos! I have yet to get them to pose for me.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,

Love your great egret and you're lucky for being able to observe all this near your home!
Have a great mid-week.
Love,

Mariette

momto8 said...

a stunning bird!

pattisjarrett said...

Nice shots!

Charlotte said...

Those are amazing photos. I really want to win a drawing of this Egret!

HansHB said...

Awesome shots, great WBW post!
Happy World Bird Wednesday to you!

Crissi said...

Great shots!
♥Crissi♥

JDC said...

Really cool bird and photo =)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - the breeding feathers on these birds is remarkable.

Nice shot.

Stewart M

PS: was that shade of pink really only on your sister’s nails?

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great Picture! We have those here but they are grey.

Catherine said...

Love those feathers ~ so beautiful!
xo Catherine

Steve Gravano said...

Excellent photos! Look to the right, pose....look to the left pose...

Springman said...

If that's not the inspiration of a thousand evening gowns...well, it should be!

bon bon said...

wow, he's so majestic. guess he can't decide which is his good side. ;o)

Gillian Olson said...

Gorgeous bird, wonderful pictures T.

Abhinav said...

Beautiful bird ! A beauty in white !! I think I haven't seen Great Egrets, but Cattle Egrets are very common here and I have seen them many times.

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh! He is beautiful...
I have never seen an egret.
Breathtaking photos.

Pat said...

This is a fabulous capture of the great egret!

Marie said...

How stunning! You can see why they were almost killed out for their tail feathers at one point! Thank goodness conservation efforts prevailed there, and we still have these beautiful birds to enjoy!

Rose said...

Wonderful shots...I did not know I had missed a day.

Anyway, go HERE

to see a wonderful tree! I thought of you the minute I seen it. Hope the link works!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos!!!
I love the whispy feathers hanging down like a feathered cape. Really good job!

wayside wanderer said...

Such a fancy looking bird. Love him and his swishy skirt.

Larry said...

Awesome shots Theresa! Love those bright breeding colors!

Linda said...

Wonderful photos of a beautiful bird.

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