She Knows her Duty by Franklin Lindsey


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A pair of baby Great Egrets continue on with their constant appeal for food from momma. Momma egret doesn’t mind all the clamor they’re making, but knows she can always take a trip to get away, since right below there are dozens of aligators at the base of the nest who’s unwilling cooperation makes sure no predators will try to get pass them to get at the chicks. The egrets and gators at Gatorland, St Cloud have an understanding about that.


nature, birds, animals, wildlife, mating, egrets, gatorland


  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    Franklin!!!!!!!!!!! WHEEEEEEEE!!!!! WHAT A SHOT!!!!!!!!! Great, gret, great detail, LOVE the widdle babies’ faces … and super exposure!!!!!!!! Well done you!!!!!!!!!

  • Actually Lois, I underexposed this shot but since I was shooting in RAW, I was able to use the D-Lighting aspect to inject an illuminating effect, otherwise it would have appeared gloomy and dark. Thank God for Nikon Capture X…lol

    – Franklin Lindsey

  • StacyLee
    StacyLeeover 4 years ago

    You have the best bird shots! I wish I lived in a location where I could get shots like this!!! Incredible!

  • Thanks a bunch StacyLee. If you ever visit Florida one of these days, plan to come here in November, December or January. It’s the peak of the birding migration time and there’s lots of places to get great pictures.

    – Franklin Lindsey

  • jeffrae
    jeffraeover 4 years ago

    Love those little mohawks the babies are sportin’ What a wonderful sight!

  • Exactly… too bad they couldn’t keep em later on…lol

    – Franklin Lindsey

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture, I just wish they nested up here as well

  • thanks Michael. I did not know that. There’s alot to learn about the different species on the planet for sure.

    – Franklin Lindsey

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryover 4 years ago

    Franklin, that is SUPERB! I LOVE IT! The rich green foliage really provides a great contrast to those beautiful white feathers!

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Awesome!! An instant fav!!

  • GardenJoy
    GardenJoyover 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture, just perfect.

  • PhotoDream Art
    PhotoDream Artover 4 years ago

    awww…such cuties with punk hair:) Love this beautiful capture Franklin !

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrover 4 years ago

    Oh I never saw baby egrets before….they have mohawks….how cute, and the colors and clarity in this is stunning. Di

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot, well done.

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