Snowy Egret resting in the mangrovesSnowy Egret resting in the mangroves – Nikon D200, handheld, f7.1, 1/200, ISO 250, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light, not baited

My 1000th post was long and contained many images so for my 1001st post I am keeping it simple with a Snowy Egret resting near the mangroves of the north beach at Fort De Soto. I liked the dark background which contrasts nicely with the white plumage of the egret and its yellow lores and feet. I could have darkened the background for more drama; and some photographers would, but that really would not represent how it actually looked when I took this image.  I like to keep my post processing to the minimum.

That spikey “do” is something else!


Taken in December of 2008