While working on my new photo galleries yesterday I cam across this image of a Great Egret that I had never processed and decided to share it this morning. I took this in October of 2008 at the north beach of Fort De Soto County Park on the shoreline early in the morning when there was still a bit of the golden light of dawn. It might look like sky in the background but it was actually the water in the Gulf of Mexico.
It was one of those times when the bird approached me so close that even at 80mm I couldn’t fit the entire egret in the frame so I decided to take portraits instead. The egret paid zero attention to me as it searched for prey in the waves lapping the shore.
This might be the only image I have in my portfolio that shows a Great Egret with a loose head feather waving above its head at such a jaunty angle. And I like it, I like it a lot. Even nature’s imperfections are perfect.
Life is good.