Capture this snowy white egret landing on Venice beach, Florida to go fishing.At one time, the beautiful plumes of the Snowy Egret were in great demand by market hunters as decorations for women’s hats. This reduced the population of the species to dangerously low levels.Now it is protected by law, under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, this bird’s population has rebounded.
Canon 5D mark ll
canon 400mm
ISO 250
1/640 f 7.1 CP filter

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  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 5 years ago

    wonderful capture

  • thank you Robert

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Indrani Ghose
    Indrani Ghoseover 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot!

  • thanks so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Rajdev73
    Rajdev73over 5 years ago

    Brilliant shot Kathy, perfect.

  • thank you

    – kathy s gillentine

  • KSkinner
    KSkinnerover 5 years ago

    Great work and timing Kathy. Living in Louisiana I see them quite often in two of my favorite places to shoot!

  • thanks so much, they are beautiful birds… I was watching the spotted eagles rays when I saw this bird getting ready to land in front of me.

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Jon Staniland
    Jon Stanilandover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!

  • thank you so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 5 years ago

    awesome!!!!!!! truly beautiful .. great timing kathy

  • thanks, I just sit there and wait for them .lol

    – kathy s gillentine

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 5 years ago

    Fabulous capyure, and I really appreciate your knowledge on the plight of the Egret. They are such majestic birds (prettier than any hat I’ve ever seen!!lol) They are also my favorites of the “water birds”

  • thanks so much Sue, by far prettier than any hat could be. They are so funny to watch as the check the surf for bait fish.

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    Incredible as always, Kathy!

  • thank you cora

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Roseann
    Roseannover 5 years ago

    Whoa! Great capture. Fantastic timing on that.

  • thanks so much, I just sit there and wait for them to come by me on the beach

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot, capture, color, detail, and description! Marvelous!

  • thanks so much Kim

    – kathy s gillentine

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