Another for the Nest

Picture by digicam

  • Norco, LA, USA

  • 313
  • 7
  • 2
  • 18 Feb
  • NIKKOR 18-200MM VR
  • Shooting Style Hand Held
  • Shoots Number Single RAW File
  • Exposures Number 1
  • Editing Software PaintShop Pro / Photomatix Pro / Topaz Studio
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes Heavily cropped
birds CONTEST digicam nikon GREAT EGRET

14 Comments

18 Feb 18:15
digicam

Great Egret returning to a nearby tree with another branch to build it's Nest with. Image captured in Swamps of Southeast Louisiana. Click on Arrows top Right to view at Highest Resolution.....Thanks for viewing. Comments Welcomed.

18 Feb 19:38
steve_zasadny

@digicam nice shot Ed. I’ve got to dig up some wildlife shots I’ve done in the past. It’s hard to get as close to those egrets up here. They spook easily.

18 Feb 20:03
kitfox

Very nice capture Ed, well done.

19 Feb 06:23
dmitry

Hey Ed, I suspect you are one of the top National Geographic photographers.:—)

19 Feb 13:26
digicam

@steve_zasadny , This one was nesting, so they do not scare off very easily.

19 Feb 13:26
digicam

@kitfox , thanks for your time and comment Jim.

19 Feb 13:27
digicam

@dmitry , Thanks for the compliment dmitry but I am far from being considered in that group of photographers.

20 Feb 15:43
schelpje67

Great capture!

Updated 20 Feb 16:43
digicam

@digicam , From Mid Feb.-May is when they nest here. Once they have built their nest and the eggs have been laid you can get within 75-100 feet of them. They are very protective of their nest and eggs.You can tell when they are nesting by the Green Mask between the Bill and the Eye. This is the only time of the year that the Green appears on them. They constantly build and reinforce the nest throughout the mating season.

07 Mar 17:32
rcuello

Congratulations!!

07 Mar 19:22
dmitry

Congrats Ed!

07 Mar 23:45
digicam

@rcuello , thanks Ricardo, Much Appreciated.

07 Mar 23:45
digicam

@dmitry , thanks Dmitry, Much Appreciated.

08 Mar 12:07
kitfox

Congratulations Ed 1st place win. This is an exceptional photo, very well done.

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