Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pic of the Day

   Snowy Egret – Alligator Farm; Saint Augustine, Florida:  The heron rookery at the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm is well known to bird photographers.  It is a natural heronry at one of Florida’s most popular tourist attractions that rest above a lake that is filled with a hundred bull gators.  Herons and egrets naturally nest above gator holes as the gators protect the birds' eggs from marauding raccoons, opossums and bobcats.  This Snowy, one of a pair nesting in the rookery displays to its mate during nest building activities.   
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 300mm 2.8VR, Digital Capture ISO 400, 1/1,600 sec. @ f5.6

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