Making a Splash – A Foraging Snowy Egret

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Foraging Snowy EgretForaging Snowy Egret – Nikon D7100, f9, 1/1250, ISO 400, +1.0 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited

I enjoy watching Snowy Egrets foraging for prey and I had the opportunity to do that up close last week at Glover Pond with this egret. I do wish I could have gotten a lower angle but there is a fence in front of the pond and getting out of the vehicle would have scared all the birds away. The adult Snowy Egret had jabbed its bill into the water to capture prey and came up empty but it sure made a splash.



  1. Dave Sparks August 10, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    The angle works for me. Shows the rings in the water where the droplets have fallen. Beautiful bird.

  2. Elephant's Child August 10, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Stunning. Incredibly beautiful bird – and I hope he/she was more successful in later attempts.

  3. Utahbooklover August 10, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I think that angle is fine, as everyone agrees what a great image you managed. Good work Mia!

  4. Jolanta August 10, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Oh! Beautiful picture!

  5. Richmowil August 10, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Excellent timing! Super image!!

  6. Montanagirl August 10, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Amazing shot!

  7. Lois Bryan August 10, 2014 at 6:37 am

    gorgeous capture … what a beautiful creature!!! love the flying water droplets …

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