Great Egret Preening by AuntDot


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Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D, Canon 55-250 lens at 100 mm
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Preening while balancing atop a chain link fence, this beautiful Great Egret was captured at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Homosassa, Florida. (Not a resident bird…many wild birds fly in, probably because they feel protected from predators and near sources of food.)

A special thank you to Judy Wanamaker for meeting me at the park, showing me around, and putting up with my “kid in a candy store” dilly-dallying at each enclosure. It was a wonderful morning!

FEATURED in The Wonder of Wings, Jan. 15, 2013


birds, great egret, egret, homosassa, wildlife park, wildlife, nature

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Navigator
    Navigatorover 3 years ago

    Nice. I really like this one!

  • Thanks very much, Navigator! Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • Linda  Makiej Photography
    Linda Makiej ...over 3 years ago

    wowie!! just FaBuLoUs!!

  • Thank you, Linda. I was so excited when he raised his wing like that. He was standing higher than me and the light was just right for this shot.

    – AuntDot

  • Judy Wanamaker
    Judy Wanamakerover 3 years ago

    This is stunning, Dot! He seems to be taking a bow after an epic performance! I had a wonderful time. It is so much fun to share time in the park with someone who appreciates it so much. Thanks for meeting me there.

  • Ah, thanks Judy! We were in the right place at the right time to see this display! I’m so glad it came out clear. I enjoyed our morning more than I can say. Now my wireless mouse is giving me trouble, so I’m slow tonight with RB. I can’t stand the touchpad on this laptop! Grrr…

    – AuntDot

  • GardenJoy
    GardenJoyover 3 years ago

    Nice catch

  • Thank you so much for your comment!

    – AuntDot

  • Raven SiJohn
    Raven SiJohnover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot! He looks so graceful.

  • Thank you so very much, Raven!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 3 years ago

    Beautiful action capture, Dot!

  • Thank you, Monnie. It was quite a sight standing so near as this egret raised that beautiful wing.

    – AuntDot

  • bobby1
    bobby1over 3 years ago

    Stunning love it well done:)

  • Thank you, Bobby. I think this is one of my favorites.

    – AuntDot

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Dot.

  • Thank you once again, Gabrielle! Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 3 years ago

    Lovely shot Dot!

  • Many thanks, Rainy!

    – AuntDot

  • Anivad - Davina Nicholas
    Anivad - Davin...over 3 years ago

    Amazing shot of such a beautiful bird!

  • Thanks so much, Anivad. I’d love to see how your would interpret this with your wonderful painting style.

    – AuntDot

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