Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Egrets in Flight

This photograph of three Egrets in flight was captured during my recent Florida visit.  Shortly after sunup Egrets which were roosting near my vantage point began flying out for their day's foraging.  The warm low angle sunlight played perfectly upon their white plumage painting them with a golden glow.

This is a mixed flock of Egrets; the two birds in front are Snowy Egrets with a Great Egret bringing up the rear.

4 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a gorgeous picture.I love that warm light.

John S. Mead said...

How cool to get 3 different species flying "together". I also love how the light strikes each one just a bit differently!
Kudos on taking advantage of the moment here!

troutbirder said...

Spectatcular photo. We're escaping the sub zero here next week and heading for Ding Darling NWR and Corkscrew Swamp

Elaine said...

Great shot! The light was just right.