Category Archives: Egret

Monochrome Great Egret

A photograph that started out in color, and was neither good, or bad. Basically an Egret image like the hundreds on this site. I deleted it.

I later needed a B&W / monochrome image and remembered this. I finished the photo and published it on the B&W group web site.

Turned out to be a photo many of the members thought well of.

Reenforces the point; ‘what do I know’ 😂.

Monochrome Great Egret
Monochrome Great Egret

 

White Birds And Reflections

Taken at the start of the last stop of the day. This was one of those times we visited multiple locations, with just a break for lunch.

Below a Snowy Egret worked a small salt pond as the sun was low in the sky. A time for good reflections.

White Birds And Reflections
White Birds And Reflections

Each salt pond had a flock of Egrets, and Ibis at times, preparing to head out to roost.

White Birds And Reflections
White Birds And Reflections
White Birds And Reflections
White Birds And Reflections

Merritt  Island, Florida.

Silhouette, Reddish Egret

Many wildlife photographers know the drama and dancing of both the Tricolored Heron and Snowy Egret.

This is the real master of dance the others imitate. The Reddish Egret.

Silhouette, Reddish Egret
Silhouette, Reddish Egret

Their entire life is spent on the beaches along the southern coasts of Florida, Louisiana, and Texas. Never inland, on a rare occasion the beaches / barrier islands of South Carolina and Georgia.

 

In A Marsh Early

Taken at the start of a long, productive, day.

The sun had come up a short time before there shots, however all the subjects were in shaded areas. I will take the shot since some (like these) will be interesting, most though not so much.

In A Marsh Early
In A Marsh Early

The first shot was as the light was still golden on the water. Two Snowy Egrets, and an Ibis, were already out poking around.

In A Marsh Early
In A Marsh Early

Above a Great Egret took exception to us passing by. The brilliant red brush made a nice frame. Too bad I didn’t get a little bit more.

In A Marsh Early
In A Marsh Early

Last a Little Blue Heron wandered towards the middle of the pooled water. It was not deep at all and the smaller birds gathered here.

Merritt Island, Florida.

Reddish Egret Drama

Reddish Egrets were around, and in some decent numbers. At the best of times we can be happy with just a few. The other day we had at least 6 in one location.

Reddish Egret Drama
Reddish Egret Drama

These birds have a small habitat. Storms, drought, and toxic algae along the coast all effect the Reddish more than other birds.

Reddish Egret Drama
Reddish Egret Drama
Reddish Egret Drama
Reddish Egret Drama

They are the ultimate dancers of the wading birds. This guy was just warming up.

Merritt Island, Florida.