Snowy Egret – Moody Blues

Snowy Egret - Moody BluesSnowy Egret – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/1000, ISO 500, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural, low light

Yesterday I posted a Snowy Egret in flight in what many bird photographers would call good light and the image had wonderful dynamics because of the action of the bird.

This Snowy Egret image was taken just after the sun had risen above the horizon in about the same location as the egret image I posted yesterday but at a completely different time of the year, September of 2008.

This image conveys a very different mood but both Snowy Egret images have wonderful appeal for me.



  1. Julie Brown May 20, 2012 at 5:36 am

    This bird is always exciting to see for me. I like that soft blue background.

    • Mia McPherson May 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks Julie, I get even more excited now seeing them in Utah because there aren’t so many, they aren’t here all year and they aremore difficult to appraoch.

  2. Tammy Karr May 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Beautiful colors!

  3. Susan May 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Wow Mia, love this image, the gentle waves in the foreground are perfect. I can just hear the waves whispering. A very peaceful image.

    • Mia McPherson May 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you Susan, I think of this as a peaceful image too.

  4. Penelope May 18, 2012 at 11:31 am

    This is just beautiful! I love it!

    • Mia McPherson May 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      Thanks Penelope, the mood and the bird are just beautiful.

  5. Bob Zeller May 18, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Great image, Mia. I love it.

    • Mia McPherson May 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Thank you Bob, I am glad you love it.

  6. Jim Braswell May 18, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Lovely image, Mia.

    • Mia McPherson May 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks so much for the comment Jim!

  7. Elijah Goodwin May 18, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Nice soft mood Mia.

    • Mia McPherson May 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Thank you Elijah, I love the mood here too.

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