Snowy Egret in a hurry

Snowy Egret in a hurrySnowy Egret in a hurry – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/2000, ISO 320, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 310mm, natural light

Just sharing an image of a Snowy Egret in a hurry that I photographed almost exactly 5 years ago while sitting low in a Florida lagoon. The egret seemed to be in a hurry as it passed me as it hunted for prey. Looking that the foot that is out of the water it is easy to see why the nickname for these wading birds is “Golden Slippers”.



  1. Elephant's Child October 6, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Do those golden slippers shine in the water? They look like they might.
    A gorgeous bird – and I hope gorgeous memories to match.

  2. Merrill Ann Gonzales October 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    The five years since you photographed that gorgeous egret must seem like an incredible dream… I hope the images are as rewarding to you as they have been to us. Your postings have brought us photographs of things we could never hope to see, and in addition so many little interesting facts about the world we live in. Thanks for sharing your dream with us.

  3. Utahbooklover October 6, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I’ve seen these beautiful birds before but never noticed the “golden slippers” until now. Thanks again Mia for a wonderful image and its nickname too.

  4. Montanagirl October 6, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Beautiful photo, Mia. Yellow rubber booties!

  5. judy watson October 6, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Beautiful, Mia!

  6. patty chadwick October 6, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Beautiful shot as always. I wonder about those yellow feet…Do you think they serve to attract, or distract, prey?

  7. Bob Bushell October 6, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Fantastic Mia.

  8. Eileen October 6, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Mia, beautiful shot of the Egret!

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