Portrait, Great Egret

Portrait, Great Egret

A Great Egret studiously ignoring me.

Portrait, Great Egret
Portrait, Great Egret

I had to walk past him in a place where there was no more than 10 feet (3 meters) between us. I didn’t want to bother him but we were on the same trail, water on either side.

As we passed I did not look at him, he did the same. That’s the old no eye contact rule. It worked again here.

Once past I turned and took this shot.

4 thoughts on “Portrait, Great Egret”

  1. I observed the same “no eye contact” rule as recently as this past Monday with a Great Blue Heron at about the same distance. The heron had staked out a spot along the shore and I did not want to disturb it.

  2. I wish all birds would ignore me like this beautiful egret. The old contact rule… Never done it before. Certainly will try next time.
    Ted, this is a magnificent portrait!!!

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