A Great Egret on the hunt

Great Egret huntingGreat Egret hunting – Nikon D200, handheld, f7.1, 1/1000, ISO 160, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 240mm, natural light, not baited

Just a simple Great Egret hunting in a quiet tidal lagoon today that takes me back to warmer memories spent with good friends on Florida’s Gulf Coast. There were four of us that morning photographing Great Egrets, Little Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, Reddish Egrets and Tricolored Herons at the north beach just enjoying each other’s company photographing the bounty of birds before us.

Quite a switch from the heavy snow-covered ground outside my window right now.


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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.


  1. Very good Mia. Did you see the wonderful collection from the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge photo contest this year? Here’s the link for those who want a look:

  2. I love that the egret is reflected in the water which is reflected on the egret. An amazing shot. Thank you.

  3. oh Mia … there’s nothing simple about a great egret … and there’s surely nothing simple about this awesome capture … you’ve even got his amazing reflection!!!! SO COOL!!!

  4. A gift, the reflection is brilliant, ace Mia.

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