Reddish Egret Hunting

Just a quick post today of a white morph Reddish Egret hunting. I came across this file the other day while going through some of my older images.

White morph Reddish Egret hunting

White morph Reddish Egret hunting ~ Fort De Soto County Park, Florida
Nikon D200, handheld, f8, 1/500, ISO 200, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

While I lived in Florida I simply adored being able to photograph Reddish Egrets, they can be graceful or goofy looking, they twirl, dash and dance. This bird; in nonbreeding plumage, was hunting along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico and gave me quite a show.



  1. Julie Brown February 24, 2012 at 4:08 am

    You framed this well-with the layers of surf in the background.

  2. Steve Creek February 23, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Great capture Mia!

    • Mia McPherson February 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks very much Steve!

  3. Tammy Karr February 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Great photo Mia! Reddish Egret hunting is always so entertaining to watch.

    • Mia McPherson February 22, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks Tammy! They are very entertaining.

  4. Scott Simmons February 22, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I love the pose, particularly the way he has his feathers. I never get tired of seeing white morph Reddish Egrets. Wonderful birds.

    • Mia McPherson February 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      Thanks Scott, I never tired of photographing white morphs either!

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