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Want to see my wings

Large Egret launches from its roost in the swamp as we approach.

These birds have very large wings and are brilliant soarers over the swamp.

Want to see my wings

Large Egret launches from its roost in the swamp as we approach.

These birds have very large wings and are brilliant soarers over the swamp.

comments (14)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 26 Mar 2009, 08:13
They must look simply magnificent in real life because this picture looks great, love the blurred wing tips
Ray: They do, Zed.
Thanks for your encouraging comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Mar 2009, 10:06
Wow excellent bird captured
Ray: Thanks, Vintage. It is a fine-looking bird.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 26 Mar 2009, 10:25
Never see the ones with yellow feet around here. This is a gorgeous shot, Ray.
Ray: Thanks, Jennie.
This species has learned how to mimic a bunch of bright yellow worms in the water, by wriggling its toes; along come the fish for a feed of yellow worms, and the bird goes "gotcha".
  • Samarth
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Mar 2009, 10:41
a damn fine shot...
Ray: Damn fine of you to acknowledge my humble work thus, Photosam [ooops...I mean Samarth]
Simply brilliant Ray ! Love the sense of movement !
Ray: Yes...they are wonderful movers; thanks, Ferdi.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Mar 2009, 11:04
he even put socks on to match his eyes. really nice shot. mal
Ray: [grin]
Interesting, and true, story about these "socks", Mal...this species has learned how to mimic a bunch of bright yellow worms in the water, by wriggling its toes; along come the fish for a feed of yellow worms, and the bird goes "gotcha".
Gorgeous and perfect.
Ray: My journey of discovery of the fact of Nature's perfection is fueled by my self-indulgent hobby of photography...now I use the latter to document the former.

What fun! I might keep on doing this for a while longer.

Thanks, Mary, for your succinct and generous comment.
Majestic Ray. What a grace!
Ray: It is a beautiful mover, Richard.
There is a shot of it, taken a second prior, just before it launched [ http://www.all-my-world.com/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Pictures.Pictures2009?action=imgtpl&G=7&upname=boraphet025.jpg ], which you might like, too.
Beautiful shot Ray. you should be proud of this!
Ray: Chuffed.
Thanks, Bill.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Mar 2009, 19:12
Oh well captured sir - wonderful!
Ray: Very generous of you, Chris.
Very well caught Ray, what a delicate bird these are.
Ray: Thanks, Brian.

Up-country, the folks eat these birds; having seen one plucked clean of feathers I can attest that there is not much bird there despite their apparent largeness when in flight like this; having snacked on a BBQ'd individual, I can also say there is not much left to chew after the bones have been discarded.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 26 Mar 2009, 22:37
An amazing shot, well done.
Ray: Thanks, Ellie.
I shot it roosted [ http://www.all-my-world.com/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Pictures.Pictures2009?action=imgtpl&G=7&upname=boraphet025.jpg ], then it obliged me by launching, and this shot is of it making its first wing-beat.
The right moment !! A likey !
Ray: Thanks, Zebigleb. I was very pleased to make this shot.
A likey from a March shot.
Ray: I am flattered that you have taken the time to enter the archives, Mary.

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