Calm Snowy Egret

Calm Snowy EgretCalm Snowy Egret – Nikon D200, handheld, f7.1, 1/1000, ISO 200, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 360mm, natural light

This image soothes me because of the still water, the relaxed pose of the calm Snowy Egret and the memories of how delightful it was to be on the north beach of Fort De Soto with my fellow photographer friends with the warmth of the rising sun on my back as I lay in the tidal mud next to this lagoon. Calm is the first thing I think of when I view this photo.

Who doesn’t need “calm” in their lives now and then? I know I do. Sometimes more than others.



  1. Prairie Birder January 8, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Beautiful, calm, and soothing, Mia!

    • Mia McPherson January 10, 2013 at 5:21 am

      Thanks for your comment Charlotte!

  2. hummingbirdlover January 8, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Hi! beautiful image,colors. Like you said very peacefull feelings.! I remember the birds from Flo. but never close up!

  3. Tami January 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I love the colors you captured in this, Mia. It’s just lovely.

    • Mia McPherson January 10, 2013 at 5:20 am

      Thanks Tami, the bird was lovely in that light.

  4. Julie G. January 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    A tranquil scene. Lovely photograph of a beautiful bird, Mia!

    • Mia McPherson January 10, 2013 at 5:19 am

      Thank you Julie, I felt the image conveyed tranquility too.

  5. Bob Zeller January 7, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Beautiful image, Mia. I love the Snowies.

  6. Sherry in MT January 7, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Mia, that photo is STUNNING! I can appreciate any lovely shot of a black or white bird (or black and white) and this one just totally wow’d me!

    • Mia McPherson January 10, 2013 at 5:19 am

      Thanks Sherry, I love the challenges that photographing black or white birds present.

  7. Rohrerbot January 7, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Gorgeous Mia! Love these Egrets:)

  8. Bob Bushell January 7, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Splendid, warm back, calm water and the capture if the Snowy Egret, who could ask for more, cheers.

    • Mia McPherson January 7, 2013 at 7:24 am

      I agree, I couldn’t have asked for more Bob! Thanks for your comment

  9. Susan January 7, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Wow, what a peaceful image, love it:)

  10. Steve Creek January 7, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Great capture Mia! I agree about the calming effect.

    • Mia McPherson January 7, 2013 at 6:20 am

      Thanks Steve, I sure need that calming effect today!

  11. Eileen January 7, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Beautiful capture! The egret is a lovely bird!

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