Thursday, April 11, 2013

More On Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary!

Egret
I feel happy, o so happy...sorry not the greatest shot but it made me smile...
Too Skinny...
Slowly I walk...
Their plumes were used by hat makers and they almost became extinct... 
Sitting Pretty...
I said... 
Suffice it to say, that the Egret is a common bird here in Florida. Hardly a day goes by, that I don't see at least one meandering about. It is also fair to say, that I have taken their existence for granted. Witnessing their antics at Corkscrew Swamp, has given me a whole new respect for these wispy creatures. Their delicate beauty added to the tapestry of the shrinking waterscape. 
Observing them for quite some time I became aware of their tenacious nature. They are very patient and strike their prey at lightning speed. Territorial, they scavenge gingerly about, foraging for any protein that swims, slithers or crawls. 
I used several different techniques to edit these photos! Actions, filters, textures and fooling around with levels for that matte finish look! 
Once again, Mother Nature, the conductress, of her universe! 
Have a wonderful and peaceful day! 

I was awarded Post Of The Week by The Smitten Image! Thanks Hilary


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17 comments:

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful job on this graceful bird! I love when they're dressed in their breeding plumage and colors. I can't believe that gator didn't strike as the egret strolled by. Nature is so amazing, huh?

TexWisGirl said...

i love these graceful beings! that alligator, though, yikes!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Their plums are beautiful and I love that second shot...I'm so pretty, oh so pretty!

Carole M. said...

fabulous Rosemary and the creative variations of; I love the egrets too. I still haven't worked out how to add my post to Google where it actually throws in the first image with it. All I get, until I delete it, is the header of my blog showing with the title of the new blog post alongside. Any clues easy to pass on?

Jacquelineand.... said...

I love egrets, the prima ballerinas of the bird world! Is it just me or are there several baby alligators in that last shot?

MarmePurl said...

Bloggers take us on the best adventures.

Charlotte Wilson said...

Exactly how close were you to that gator? Yikes!
I have never seen an egret in person. they sure are pretty and I love that one with the wings spread wide...really a happy shot!

She Who Carries Camera said...

They certainly are the belle of the ball!

Ms. Becky said...

Wow Rosemary, these photos are awesome - especially that second one. I've not seen an egret, so had I witnessed this I would feel blessed. I'm happy you captured them so beautifully and shared. Happy weekend to you.

EG CameraGirl said...

Egrets are such graceful creatures. I used to think they were exotic but you would not believe how many were here in Ontario last spring and summer. Amazing. And, although I haven't seen any yet, I have heard a few have already returned. This is wonderful as I enjoy photographing them. Your photos are GREAT!

Kathy said...

Great shots. I love these big birds. We have them around here where I live also.

Hilary said...

Wow.. wonderful birds. But that one with the alligator is amazing.. what a fine moment to capture.

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice, the egrets will be through here in Iowa soon

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Congrats on POTW! This definitely deserves it!

lailani said...

These are fun shots - got me wishing I was somewhere, other than this desk, with a camera.
CONGRATS on POTW!

Tabor said...

Congrats on your POTW. Love it.

Grayquill said...

Very nice - you are good! Thanks for sharing and the POTW. I can see why you Hilary sent it your way.

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