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Closeup of a great egret taken at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Homosassa, Florida. Some of the birds reside there due to injuries, but egrets such as this one freely come and go.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D, Canon 55-250 lens at 171 mm
Cropped and tuned in Picasa3

FEATURED in Nature’s Wonders, March 6, 2011
FEATURED in A Love of CANON, March 1, 2011

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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  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice capture, great bright colours and detail.

  • Thank you, Mark. I appreciate your kind comment.

    – AuntDot

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 4 years ago

    Nice capture.Love the blue background..Hugs..Tom

  • Thank you, Tom. The sky was so blue that day. BTW, congrats on your 60,000+ hits! Didn’t think I had visited by your portfolio that many times…HA,HA!

    – AuntDot

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

    absolutely magnificent capture

  • Thanks so very much, Kathy.

    – AuntDot

  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful details Dot……great capture :-)

  • Thanks, Dot. I like the way you can see the sky through the open beak, the little “beard”, and the tiny speck of feather stuck to the top of the beak. It’s so much fun to study these birds up close.

    – AuntDot

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful portrait Aunt Dot

  • Thanks so much for checking it out, Michael, and for your lovely comment.

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 4 years ago

    Terrific details and composition, Dot!

  • Thanks very much, Monnie. Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome detailed capture Dot…love the feathering, and th eye detail, and this gorgeous blue background…inst fave BTW!!!

  • Thanks so much, Larry. I really appreciate your kind comment and the fave!

    – AuntDot

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...almost 4 years ago

    what a beautiful bird. Fantastic shot Dot

  • Thanks very much, Dave! I appreciate that!

    – AuntDot

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnalmost 4 years ago

    oh wow, what a gorgeous portrait of this Teacher, Dot! well done :o)

  • You know, you are right when you refer to the animals as Teachers. I’ve learned a lot from studying so many of them recently. Thanks so much, Quinn!

    – AuntDot

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks very much, Sylvia!

    – AuntDot

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