Double Egret Morning

By: danitacahill

Jan 05 2012

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Category: Birds, Nature, Photography, Wildlife


Focal Length:133mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

I was pretty stoked this morning when I captured this shot, even though I didn’t really know if it was clear until I got home and uploaded it onto my computer.

It was a cloudy/sunny morning and the first day I’ve had to myself in weeks because of my husband and kids’ Christmas vacations. I dropped the kids at school and headed to a favorite spot of mine with a lake, walking paths and lots of nature.

I spotted one American Egret flying over the water. Another joined it and I went into action-shooting mode, framing and firing as quickly as possible. (As a photojournalist, this is often how I have to shoot).

It was a stroke of good fortune that I captured this shot.

I like that the birds are both in flight together – I wonder if it isn’t a breeding pair. The light through their wings is nice. And best of all, I think, is the echo of the bottom bird’s shape and the shape of the treeline.

Right place. Right time. Camera at the ready. Love it when it all comes together!


5 comments on “Double Egret Morning”

  1. So awesome!!! Nice job!

  2. Reblogged this on miracahills and commented:

    A double-egret share.

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