Monday, November 8, 2010

Great Egret in Tree

Here is a image I took a few weeks ago at the nature center. I saw the great egret perched in this tree which was probably about 100 yards away from where I was on the boardwalk. Since I could not get closer, I thought I would go for a wider shot showing the surroundings of the bird. How does it look?
On a side note, I went to the reservoir yesterday and was glad to see more winter residences had arrived. There were some pintails, shovelers and wigeon that have joined the coots in the lake. The numbers of sparrows have increased. The least sandpipers are still around. I spent a good part of my time stalking a wilson's snipe, it came very close at one point then I lost it in the grass and never saw it again, nuts! Anyway, I had a good time just observing the new arrivals even if I did not get any good images.

Image Data:
1/1600s. | f/8 | ISO 400
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  1. Landon, looks like this guy likes to hang out there. Nice shot. Thx for sharing. I took similar shot there few weeks back. But I did as a silhouette early morning. You can check it out on my website in 'whats new' section.

  2. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Kaustubh!
    I checked out the silhouette, beautiful shot! I really enjoy all of your images, where is your favorite place to shoot?

  3. Village creek, WRL, and some local urban ponds here in Irving( where I live), Carrollton, Farmer's branch etc.

    I have been only once to the FW nature center. quite a drive for me :-)

  4. I wish I lived closer to White Rock Lake and village creek, I was near WRL on Tuesday and briefly stopped to see if I could get some images of the pelicans, but they were too far out... I am going to go out there again soon though!