Common Egret -- Estero Lagoon, Fort Myers Beach Sandbar: I posted a number of images from this shoot back in March. While looking for some images to post, I came across this Common Egret.
The morning I shot this was incredible. The image was taken at a huge tide pool that had been cutoff from the Gulf waters because of the low tide. The tide pool was filled with fish and I photographed bird feeding for two mornings. This is just one of the many birds I shot. Many species were feeding before the sun rose, but after the sun breeched the horizon many birds began to fly to the tide pool.I particularly liked how the wing provides a background and frames the bird’s head. Also, as this image demonstrates, the birds paid little attention to me, giving me great photo opportunities.
Nikon D300, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/1,600 @ f8