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20130919 - 2 027 SERIES - Great Egret.jpg
19-SEP-2013 Hank v/d Velde

20130919 - 2 027 SERIES - Great Egret.jpg

Ottawa West

Four images of a Great Egret that recently posed for some of us amidst the Fall-coloured foliage. Previously we had only seen several Egrets hunting for food in the bay, and then fly of to some distant roost. For the past few days, however, this lone remaining Egret seems to have decided to roost in the colourful trees along the far shore. We had to wade through swamp and cattails to get to it, but were rewarded for our efforts. This is especially rewarding since Egrets have only come to our region recently and only a few have now nested here these past two years.

Top image: A near full stretch, to see who is approaching.

Partially retracted neck.

Relaxed and settling down to pose for us.

Hunched over to do some grooming, seemingly not bothered by our near presence.

Nikon D800 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/1250s f/10.0 at 210.0mm iso360 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Pierre Martin22-Sep-2013 19:47
great shooting Hank
excellent job
hge5422-Sep-2013 19:24
Wonderful images, Hank. I especially like the 3rd.
Jean D22-Sep-2013 18:01
A fine series and hopefully some of them will return to this area again next year, Hank.
bill friedlander22-Sep-2013 15:32
Love how the neck gets shorter, as you go down the series, until it disappears in the bottom shot. The images are great! V
Len22-Sep-2013 14:59
Great series. like the colour contrast, all well done!!!!
Lise De Serres22-Sep-2013 14:09
Perfect exposure for this lovely serie!!
Stephanie22-Sep-2013 12:30
Wonderful captures of this egret! :)
Dennis22-Sep-2013 12:15
Great series once again Hank...congrats.
Cheers !
Bill Miller22-Sep-2013 07:11
Interesting to see the egrets in the tree. They have an elegance that herons seem to lack.
Carol Rollins22-Sep-2013 04:41
A beautiful series. Love seeing the Egret amongst the beautiful autumn colors. ~
Bryan Murahashi22-Sep-2013 04:00
Great Egret pictures amongst the Autumn colors. V
Ted Busby22-Sep-2013 02:26
Excellent series Hank..
Dave Hawkins22-Sep-2013 02:07
Great series, wonderful behavior and colors
fotabug22-Sep-2013 01:55
Excellent images, especially number three! Also, number one is amazing.
Raymond Ladurantaye22-Sep-2013 01:28
Great catch in a beautiful autumn decor, great series Hank!!
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet22-Sep-2013 00:57
Great serie with superb details.
sandy barbour22-Sep-2013 00:12
Brilliant images Hank! Terrific detail and such lovely colour in the tree!
Range View 21-Sep-2013 21:46
Four marvelous captures of the Great Egret, it looks so spectacular amongst the colorful foliage. The the white feather detail on the third one is superb. V
jeanyveschamberland21-Sep-2013 20:21
fantastic serie Hank! love the 3th. one.
Claude Gagnon21-Sep-2013 19:27
Love the third one! Great series Hank :)) V
hayl21-Sep-2013 19:06
What a beautiful background with coloured leaves and blue sky - super series.
Ton T.21-Sep-2013 18:54
Great series Hank! Love it V+
CatherineSimard21-Sep-2013 18:34
Apologies Hank!! I now can see the 4th shot :) Thanks Hank, great series and I have to admit I now have a little preference for the second shot!!
francoisconstantin21-Sep-2013 18:26
Great series.
Colin Storey21-Sep-2013 18:25
Fantastic detailed series Hank.
wade clare21-Sep-2013 17:22
Super images,Hank
SageCreek Images21-Sep-2013 17:19
Excellent series of this Egret amongst the Fall leaves...
joseantonio21-Sep-2013 17:13
Love the whole neck in the first one.V.
Jim Coffman21-Sep-2013 17:12
A wonderful series,Hank! Very sharp and colorful!
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