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The great egrets are nesting at Lake Martin, Cypress Island, Louisiana, in St. Martin Parish. This one is gathering sticks for its nest. About 5000 pairs of wading birds are occupying the rookery at this time so it’s quite a sight to see the magnificent displays of plumage from a wide variety of waterfowl in that area. It takes skill and agility for these long-legged birds to walk along slender branches in search of twigs; it’s a balancing act which results in fluttering wings to maintain steadiness as in evident in this image.


  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Bonnie, nice detail in the feathering!!!

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 5 years ago

    great capture, beautiful composition…
    my best, francis.

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    fantastic capture

  • webbie
    webbieover 5 years ago

    So BEAUTIFUL Sis ..just love this ..Great capture ..hugggggggz

  • Maria Dryfhout
    Maria Dryfhoutover 5 years ago

    WOW! The bird just pops right out of the photo…

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

    It looks like a lovely dance, thanks so much for sharing the image and the text! Dee

  • SofaKingWeird
    SofaKingWeirdover 5 years ago

    Great shot, as always.

  • photofriendly777
    photofriendly777over 5 years ago

    Marvelous! You too, my friend, are blessed with acute skill and visionary ability that yields such incredibly beautiful images in this greatly rewarding hobby of yours.

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