Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pic of the Day


     Great Egret Chicks – Saint Augustine Alligator Farm; St. Augustine, Florida:  A heron rookery is a dangerous place as sibling chicks constantly peck and poke one another.  The day before this image was shot, two of the chicks ganged-up against the third to poke and push it from the nest.  For hours the nestling remained on a limb adjacent to the nest before finally climbing back-in.  This image illustrates how the chicks are constantly jostling each other.

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 300mm f2.8, 1/125 second @ f6.3

4 comments:

  1. LOOKS LIKE THE ONE CHICK IS TELLING HIS SISTER
    SHE TALKS TOO MUCH. LOVE THIS PHOTO!

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  2. Thank you for your comment Jayne.

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  3. I love the image of the great egret chicks! Even as babies they look regal!

    Thanks for sharing, Bobby!

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  4. Thanks Kathy! I'm having a great time at Magee Marsh now. I Just posted the Kirkland's shot and will post more from this trip soon.

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