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Snowy Egret in high breeding condition (held for only a few weeks) sport crimson loral skin, tangerine feet and nuptial plumes. Taken in a natural habitat with some dark trees in the background and shadows burned in PS to create the black background. Taken in St. Augustine, Florida.

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breeding, displaying, mating, plumage, plumes, snowy egret

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  • sharlee
    sharleeabout 4 years ago

    Oh gosh… one of my favorite birds… this is just stunning!

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    If I were you I’d be so ecstatic catching images like this! Outstanding and another fave for me.

  • Yes, I am tickled that I was able to see so many birds and I am happy with the shots.

    – Janet Fikar

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you for taking a look!

    – Janet Fikar

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithabout 4 years ago

    Magnificent shot Janet.

  • Thank you Garth.

    – Janet Fikar

  • Franklin Lindsey
    Franklin Lindseyabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful job Janet!

  • Thanks Frank – I was at the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine. There was so much birding activity going on. I’ve never seen anything like that before.

    – Janet Fikar

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous

  • Thank you Heloisa! I’m glad you like it.

    – Janet Fikar

  • John Poon
    John Poonabout 4 years ago

    insta fav!

  • Thank you so much John!

    – Janet Fikar

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic image, my friend!

  • Thank you Bela. I just got back from a birding trip and saw lots of wonderful bird action.

    – Janet Fikar

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...about 4 years ago

    A resplendent display of this bird’s aigrette. Wonderful work. What a magnificent creature.

  • Thank you for such a supportive comment. It is much appreciated!

    – Janet Fikar

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallabout 4 years ago

    wow fav from me ,awesome capture :))

  • Thank you Trish – I waited patiently for these egrets to display. Finally I was at the right place at the right time.

    – Janet Fikar

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