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Great White Egret

Extremely Human-shy bird...

 

Lands like a ballerina...

 

Great White Egret

Great White Egret

Extremely Human-shy bird...

 

Lands like a ballerina...

 

Great White Egret

comments (17)

J'aime bien ces oiseaux gracieux.
Ray: La Grande Aigrette Blanche est l'une des plus gracieuses des oiseaux, Martine, et leurs débarquements sont beaux à observer.
Hard to capture in flight, nice one
Ray: Thank you, Austria.
  • sherri
  • Arkansas USA
  • 2 Feb 2018, 05:04
that is just amazing

gorgeous creatures
Ray: They are lovely birds, Sherri.
It must be in the heron family, Ray, because the same is true of the herons we see here in the Netherlands. Very cool action shots.
Ray: Egrets and Herons are very similar birds, Ginnie.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 2 Feb 2018, 06:10
I was privileged to see the first Great White Egret chicks hatched in the wild here, Ray - making them a British Bird
Ray: That must have been a thrill, Lisl.

Actually, I believe you told me that story once before, probably when I last showed a Great White Egret.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 2 Feb 2018, 06:20
It all looks to be so delicate and precise
Ray: I like how the turbulence at the moment of touchdown ruffles the feathers on top of the wings, Chris.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Feb 2018, 06:50
Well captured. They are beautiful birds
Ray: A pleasure to observe these critters, Alan.
Merci Ray pour ces photos , j'aime beaucoup l'Aigrette ..
Bonne journée à  toi
Ray: Merci, Claudine.
A beautiful boid Ray
Ray: A lovely, graceful boid, Bill.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Feb 2018, 08:04
Oh Ray, what a delight to be able to see this and capture this. These are the moments of joy (I think) for a photographer....
Ray: I share your view on this, Astrid.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 2 Feb 2018, 08:08
Not much to it Ray, long and gangly.
Ray: If you are planning on eating one, Chad, I recommend you go for the neck as it has most of the meat.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Feb 2018, 12:02
But you captured ver well these birds! Yes, they look like ballerinas.
Ray: Balanchine might have done well to create an Egretlake ballet, Philine. smile
They are so fine boned compared to a heron.
Ray: Like a paper kite, Mary.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Feb 2018, 14:00
Dance of the egrets, yes.
Ray: Like observing a ballet, isn't it, Louis.
They have a magnificent wingspan don't they.
Ray: Big wings, and a lovely, slow wing cadence in the air, Brian.
With a common egret beside it?
Ray: Yes...you have a good eye, Tom.

Little, Common and Great Egrets can all be found at this shallow lake not far from our house.
A truly lovely bird, you were fortunate then to get so close
Ray: This was shot from about 200metres, Martin...it wouldn't let me any closer than that.

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