A Snowy Egret resting in the mangroves at Fort De Soto

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Snowy Egret resting in the mangrovesSnowy Egret resting in the mangroves – Nikon D200, handheld, f7.1, 1/200, ISO 250, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light, not baited

My 1000th post was long and contained many images so for my 1001st post I am keeping it simple with a Snowy Egret resting near the mangroves of the north beach at Fort De Soto. I liked the dark background which contrasts nicely with the white plumage of the egret and its yellow lores and feet. I could have darkened the background for more drama; and some photographers would, but that really would not represent how it actually looked when I took this image.  I like to keep my post processing to the minimum.

That spikey “do” is something else!


Taken in December of 2008


  1. Lois Bryan February 5, 2014 at 10:44 pm


  2. Utahbooklover February 5, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Beautiful bird and wonderful image! Thanks for keeping it natural. I’ve seen these at the Bear River Bird Refuge but the background was missing the contrast.

  3. Jane Chesebrough February 5, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Wow! How does this bird stay so white? I love the contrast against the darker mangroves and the peaceful feeling that I get from this image.

  4. Chris Rohrer February 5, 2014 at 9:43 am

    This egret is always very striking. Wonderful capture with the wind blowing the plumage:)

  5. Sherry in MT February 5, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Absolutely stunning and the exposure was just right!

  6. Cheryl Valdez February 5, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Beautiful image. I like it just the way it is. Very natural looking.

  7. Patty Chadwick February 5, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Incredibly beautiful…gorgeous!!!! What a great way to start a horrible day…cold.grey, freezing rain….Thanks!

  8. Nancy February 5, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Looks 3D Mia – Superb!

  9. Kathleen February 5, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Love the wispyness!

  10. Montanagirl February 5, 2014 at 6:36 am

    It looks perfectly fine the way it is. Great shot, Mia.

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