Snowy Egret in a hurry

Snowy Egret in a hurrySnowy Egret in a hurry – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/2000, ISO 320, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 310mm, natural light

Just sharing an image of a Snowy Egret I photographed almost exactly 5 years ago while sitting low in a Florida lagoon. The egret seemed to be in a hurry as it passed me as it hunted for prey. Looking that the foot that is out of the water it is easy to see why the nickname for these wading birds is “Golden Slippers”.

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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


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  2. Do those golden slippers shine in the water? They look like they might.
    A gorgeous bird – and I hope gorgeous memories to match.

  3. Merrill Ann Gonzales

    The five years since you photographed that gorgeous egret must seem like an incredible dream… I hope the images are as rewarding to you as they have been to us. Your postings have brought us photographs of things we could never hope to see, and in addition so many little interesting facts about the world we live in. Thanks for sharing your dream with us.

  4. I’ve seen these beautiful birds before but never noticed the “golden slippers” until now. Thanks again Mia for a wonderful image and its nickname too.

  5. Beautiful photo, Mia. Yellow rubber booties!

  6. Beautiful shot as always. I wonder about those yellow feet…Do you think they serve to attract, or distract, prey?

  7. Mia, beautiful shot of the Egret!

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