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I gotta say, I think snowy egrets are among my favorite birds. I love their attractive plumage, their bright yellow eyes and feet, but most of all their impetuous attitude. They may be half the size of their larger cousins, but they seem oblivious to the fact and don’t hesitate to grapple and squawk over a prime fishing spot.
That’s what was happening with this image – he was deciding just where to land, seeking that perfect balance of a spot loaded with fish, but just far away enough from the scolding beaks of his brethren to avoid a sharp jab.
I had positioned myself to get just this kind of image. Knowing birds tend to land into the wind, I found a popular spot where I’d be sure to get a lot of front facing landings, as well as having some nice light. I didn’t have to wait too long – birds were coming and going, and sometimes I’d get the shot I wanted, sometimes, well, not so much. It can be tough to get the bird to display just the right wing position!
Fortunately, this fellow knew just what I was after (or so I’d like to think) and came in with a split second perfect display. I happily snapped away and was lucky enough to capture this image. I hope you like it too!