Monday, January 18, 2010

White Egrets

There's a small pond near where my sister lives, and she had told me how white egrets often gather in the trees surrounding the water. I saw a really large group of them once, but (of course) didn't have my camera with me that day.

I visited the pond another day, saw several egrets, and took these pictures. Half of the white spots in this photo are the egrets and the other half are their reflections in the water.

I was a ways away from the birds and was disappointed that I couldn't get any good detailed shots of them, but that was compensated for by the beautiful reflections in the pond.

I was using the zoom feature on my camera to take most of these pictures.

One of the egrets decided to change location and I got this shot as he was lifting off from the water.

I visited the pond another time, but the egrets were elsewhere that night and the trees were empty.


Rosa-Munda said...

What stunning birds, and so many of them. How lovely to be able to see them like this. Ros

Pepper Cory said...

How lovely Jean! Egrets--one of the many beautiful birds we are so lucky to have living here.

Robin said...

Those turned out wonderfully. Great lighting.