Reddish Egret at Low Tide

Reddish Egret in Breeding PlumageReddish Egret in Breeding Plumage – Nikon D200, handheld, f7.1, 1/500, ISO 200, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 180mm, natural light

Just a simple Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) image taken during a low tide at Fort De Soto’s north beach in Florida. This adult Reddish Egret was going into breeding plumage, it has the pink and black bi-colored bill and the lores are turning bluish purple.


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  1. Hilke Breder September 2, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Beautiful, Mia. Love that blank expression!

  2. Nicole MacP August 23, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Love it! Unique and so eye catching!

  3. Tami Vogel August 23, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Love the way the egret looks like a model posing. Head is slightly turned, legs look like they’re crossed. Really a unique shot. (Not to mention a gorgeous bird!)

    • Mia McPherson August 25, 2012 at 10:56 am

      Thanks Tami, they do seem like they pose like a model at times.

  4. Laurence Butler August 23, 2012 at 8:34 am

    vury pretty. These Egrets have elegance galore.

    • Mia McPherson August 25, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Thank you Laurence, they are kind of elegant, most of the time anyway because they can also look rather clownish too!

  5. Stu August 23, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Head to Toe focus.. Wow is a good description.

  6. Dan Huber August 23, 2012 at 5:24 am

    This is a stunning photo Mia, made me say Wow out loud ( is that wol?)

    • Mia McPherson August 25, 2012 at 10:54 am

      Dan, when I first saw this image on my pc monitor it made me say WOW too! The light & bird worked great for this shot. Thanks.

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