Reddish Egret flying over the dunes

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Reddish Egret in flightReddish Egret in flight – Nikon d200, handheld, f6.3, 1/400, ISO 250, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 160mm, natural light

Just a very simple image today of a Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) flying over some sand dunes. I noticed the egret flying in my direction and quickly backed up my zoom so that I knew I’d fit the whole bird in the frame. It was nice and sunny to the east but a storm was coming in from the west over the Gulf of Mexico, I like the stormy sky in the background and how the vegetation on the dune grounds the frame.



  1. Susan October 18, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Awesome photo:)

  2. Larry Jordan October 10, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Beautiful detail and perfect depth of field Mia! That bird would be a lifer for me 😉

    • Mia McPherson October 13, 2012 at 9:51 am

      Larry, I hope you get to see and photograph a Reddish Egret soon! Thanks for commenting.

  3. Dawn Fine October 9, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    A beauty!

  4. Matthew Sim October 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Simple yet beutiful. Nice lighting

    • Mia McPherson October 13, 2012 at 9:44 am

      Thanks Matthew, I liked the lighting too.

  5. Bob Zeller October 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Gorgeous! Looks like a painting.

    • Mia McPherson October 13, 2012 at 9:44 am

      Thank you for commenting Bob.

  6. Prairie Birder October 9, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Picture perfect!

    • Mia McPherson October 13, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Thanks Prairie Birder!

  7. Syl October 9, 2012 at 9:01 am

    what a perfect shot..and the sky is the perfect background..

    • Mia McPherson October 13, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Thank you Syl, I love the background a lot.

  8. Bob Bushell October 9, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Beautifully done Mia, something I can’t do.

  9. Julie Brown October 9, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Nice wing position and sweet light. I like seeing the environment as well.

  10. Beverly Everson October 9, 2012 at 6:40 am


  11. Jim Braswell October 9, 2012 at 5:47 am


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