10/07/09 - Egret
While I was at The Vollmer Farm on Sunday, I saw several egrets in various irrigation ponds. I was just fascinated by them. I have several great blue heron shots from over the years that I'm excited about, but no egret shots that were taken very close. 3 different times during the day Sunday, I tried to sneak up on the egrets and get a good shot. I think this one is the best I managed to get. It's a horizontal shot cropped vertical. The reflection and background are not helping in this case, but he's pretty clear, and I can remember the thrill of the 'chase' when I look at the shot. This one will be the best for me until the next time I get lucky enough to get close to one and maybe have a better background or lighting. I know any of you guys could have taken this shot or much better if you'd been standing where I was.
We're just not having nice go outside and shoot pictures weather. Maybe by the end of the week.
Thanks for looking at the hay/blue sky picture. It was kindof neat to be inside the cornfield:-)