Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Little Egret

10 years or so ago the sighting of a Little Egret would have caused hordes of 'twitchers' to come flocking across the country for a view. With continued expansion in numbers and range they have become a fairly regular sight, especially in my local area. A couple of weeks back I came across a bird at first light on the edge of the River Dee salt marshes. As with most completely white birds it provide some fun getting the photo exposure right.
Taking a wander
Looking for frogs and fish to eatand taking flight

6 comments:

Jenny said...

Beautiful images, as always! I especially like your in-flight shots.

Jane said...

It may have been tricky to get the exposure right... but it was worth it. I love the pure white of it's wing feathers against that golden grass/reeds in the last shot. Beautifully caught.Jane

Steve Ashton said...

Nice work Richard, Superb control of exposure in this set.

Little Brown Job said...

Lovely shots, I've never seen one of these, I think I'd be beside myself if and when I do.

Had a similar problem shooting dark grouse in the snow, back to the drawing board for me on that one.

Paul.

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful shots. Love the one in flight. Thanks for sharing !

Rich Steel said...

Thanks for the replies. Egrets always make a great subject to photograph despite the exposure difficulties.

Cheers

Rich

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