Thursday, May 5, 2011

Great Egret

I think that it is cool when I see egrets perched in trees. When we have visited places like Florida it was fairly common to see them perched in trees, especially around rookeries, but here in Minnesota we usually only see them wading through the shallows or rivers, ponds, lakes or other wetlands. This great egret, that I photographed near the Old Cedar Ave Bridge, looked very nice set off against the bright blue morning sky.


30 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Such a gorgeous bird and so perfect against that BLUE sky! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Nattsyrran said...

Lovely and so exciting =)

Tammie Lee said...

beautiful~

jo©o said...

It would be nice to see it 'any-which-way'

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Such long feathers it has :)

Kay L. Davies said...

You're right, he is gorgeous against that wonderful blue. I don't think I've ever seen an egret in a tree. This is a real treat!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

fjällripan said...

What a beautiful bird and a clear blue sky! Great photo!

Fotokarusellen said...

This is just beautiful. A perfect image for skywach.

Karen said...

Oh my, unusually beautiful.

nonizamboni said...

Nicely done!
I counted 9 egrets this a.m. in Sucker Lake outside of Shoreview.
'Tis the season.

Cecilia Artista said...

Beatiful picture of the egret!

Steffi said...

Absolutely fantastic photo for SWF!Have a great weekend!

whatandysees said...

Cracking pic, technically and visually!..... good contrast with the strong white against a strong blue.... thanks ofr a look at your world!....:)

LauraX said...

beautiful capture...it is almost a cloud come down to perch:-)

Alexander said...

Awesome shot! That's a beautiful bird against such clear blue skies. It's Lovely.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Nice shot. The only place I've seen egrets in trees near here is at a special rookery in Mendocino County. So many birds are in the trees that it looks like the trees have big, puffy flowers in them.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Great contrasts in your shot!

Wanda said...

What a perfect sky watch. That lovely snow white bird against the blue sky is beautiful.

Lyndsey said...

I love this photo! Nice contrast between the stark white bird and blue blue sky! It is quite common to see them everywhere down here in Florida. So cool that you saw this in Minnesota.

Anonymous said...

You should look at the picture on "Barrier Island Girl" blog. The two together are breathtaking!

Patty

ladyfi said...

Wow - fabulous shot!

J Bar said...

Great shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Regina said...

Pretty amazing!
Happy SWF. Enjoy your weekend.

" Regina "

Joyful said...

Stunning! What a great capture and such a pretty bird in white.

DrillerAA09 said...

Very nice composition. Great contrast. Well done.

Bare Mio said...

Wow, what a great shot!

R. Roushey said...

There is a whole nest of Great Egrets in Fergus Falls, MN, on a small island in a park just in town. If you are ever in the area, it is a must. There are over 40 egrets and several cormorants who nest there. The babies haven't hatched yet, but that will be a wonderful site to see. So if you are coming up this way for fishing opener, be sure to stop in Fergus Falls. The park is called Adams Park....its the one with the huge Otter statue. I've posted a few Great Egrets as of late on my blog, but I still have more images to go through.

Schooling Mum said...

that is a beautiful shot!

I have a GLORIOUS WESTERN SKY entry, hope you can visit me as well! Thanks!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous bird!!!! Beautiful photo!!!

GRØNN FRYD HOS MONIQUE - said...

Just gorgeous!!