Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Great Egret Pano

My Mom and I went to the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge on Monday in hopes of spotting a Painted Bunting, but we never did see one. But we did see a huge flock of White Pelicans, many different species of Herons and Egrets, Hawks and many others. Unfortunately, none of the birds wanted to have their photo taken! The best I came home with were two images of this Great Egret fishing. Towards the end of our trip we did find a really nice bird blind that the Nature Center built for birders. It is situated over the marsh, really close to all of the water birds, and has two platform bird feeders on each side of it on the bank. We did not see much, but this was where I did get this image, we only spent about 20 minutes there though, and plan on making that the spot we will spend most of our time at on our next visit. I cannot wait! Anyway, I kind of liked this because it included the environment and he had a fish in his bill. Let me know what you think!
BTW, to see the image better click on it to view a bigger size in a new window.

Specs: 1/125th. - f/8 - ISO 400


  1. Landon, This is a great photo! I'm one of the staff members at the Nature Center. I'd like to suggest that you consider entering one of your photos in the annual National Natural Landmarks calendar contest. (The Nature Center is an NNL.) If you're interested please feel free to contact me for more information -

  2. Thank you for your kind comment, I am glad you liked the photo! I am definitely interested in the contest and will be sending you an e-mail in the next couple of days. The Nature Center is one of my favorite places to photograph!

  3. Great photo Landon!