Canon PowerShot 260SX HS; 1/100, f/5.6, ISO 320, focal length 36.3mm (35mm equivalent 211mm); AUTO setting

This Snowy Egret was standing on a rock in the same stream as the Yellow-crowned Night Heron I posted previously. I felt very lucky to see both in the wild and only a few feet from each other, as it was my first time with either bird! I’ve posted several Great Egrets, but this bird is smaller, has yellow feet and a dark beak, while the larger Great Egret has black feet and a yellow beak. (See below.) I snapped this while standing on a footbridge in a park in Seminole, Florida, USA.

FEATURED in The Birds, Nov. 13, 2012

Great Egret, for comparison: Note the black foot and yellow beak.

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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Comments

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful wildlife image.Well captured.

  • Thanks very much for your kind comment, Carla!

    – AuntDot

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 2 years ago

    Nice close up my friend. Hugs Tom

  • Hi Tom. Thanks a lot!

    – AuntDot

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture Dot

  • Thank you Larry!

    – AuntDot

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • Thanks! Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • seeya
    seeyaalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful image, Dot. How great to capture the whole body and be able to see those yellow feet! This seems to be a winner of a location for photography:) Sandy

  • Thanks so much, Sandy. I really got lucky that day!

    – AuntDot

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thank you, Kathy!

    – AuntDot

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture!

  • Many thanks, Lynn!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful! Always amazes me how they can live in the wild and stay so white!

  • Guess they take lots of baths! LOL Thanks, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture Dot, nice sharp image.

  • Thanks so much!

    – AuntDot

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodalmost 2 years ago

    Awesome image, Congrats

  • Thanks so much, Wayne! Truly appreciated!

    – AuntDot

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