I didn't know egrets are carnivorous!Ruth is right..... WOW!!!Will email you in a bit~~xoxConstance
I can hardly believe you caught all these. They are amazing!
I think these are such magnificent creatures, and you have captured it beautifully. As Relyn said, the fact that you got all of these shots is truly amazing. Just beautiful!Thank you so much for sharing these at The Creative Exchange this week.Have a wonderful day!lisa.
Great series of photos of the Egret in action! Nice job!
what a capture! yours and the egret.
What perfect timing...I love watching egrets, they are so fascinating! I just love their graceful movements even when eating! You captured these scenes splendidly!
You must have patience out of this world to have laid in waiting for these shots! WoW! =)
I'm sure it was along wait, but it looks like once the food was caught, it all happened quickly. I can't believe how fat that ... mole? rat? is! Stunning, beautiful captures. Thank you.
Awesome captures, DB! Yes, birds are omnivores. My hens eat frogs, toads, snakes, mice, etc. It's interesting to watch.
What a great series of shots! Proof that patience pays off in photography. :)
Nice photos. We also have many sedentary egrets living in the Venice lagoon. And they also often come to the city for a walk... :)
Wow. The timing of these shots is just great!
I enjoyed reading your posts. I was amazed at the artistry of the Jelly Bellies paintings. What a delight for the eyes and the palate it must be to attend the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. I am pleased you showed it to us again. The egret pictures are superb.
What?????!!! Egrets are carnivores????!! I never knew that. Huh.The way this one uses his/her beak reminds of chopsticks.
Wow, what a gorgeous series! Great captures! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!
Dear Ruth,Exactly what I said when this unfolded.
Are you kidding me? Just one big gulp and that's all she wrote???? I bet you were gobsmacked!
Dear Constance,I always think of egrets eating fish, frogs, and other small aquatic animals. This is the first time I saw one eat a land mammal.
Dear Relyn,I was so lucky. I happened to be photographing him when he suddenly went for the kill. You can imagine what a snapping fool I became...
Dear lisa,Thank you for offering the Creative Exchange forum. I captured quite a few more shots, you can see more on my Flickr photostream by clicking one of the images and viewing the Stanford Dish set.
Dear Pat,Thanks! Your photos are pretty good too!
Dear margie,:-DThe egret fed his stomach and I fed my soul.
Dear tchesney,Thank you. Egrets are indeed graceful and I appreciate that they generally move slowly, allowing us a reasonable chance of success in photographing them.
Dear Tricia,Au contraire! It was just dumb luck. I happened to be taking some pictures of this egret when all of a sudden he made this kill. All these shots were taken within one minute of each other.
Dear Margaret,I was not a long wait - only serendipity. I took a long close-up view of one of the shots. I think it might have been a vole. You can see a closer look here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/godutchbaby/5488442153/lightbox/
Dear Susan,I can't get the image of a hen eating a snake out of my mind. Eegads!
Dear angelcel,I wish I could claim that it was patience to gave me these photos. I was just plain lucky.
Dear Kala,Thanks, I hope you are enjoying your break!
Cara dona,What a sight it must be to see an egret in the city of Venice!
Dear Vagabonde,Welcome back from your Vagabonde travels! Your posts from Hawaii are a real treat. Thank you for taking the trouble to read my previous posts and your kind words.
Dear susanna,Your chopsticks comment is so true! He held the prey there until it stopped squeaking and then down the hatch it went.
Dear Rosie,Thank you. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful crocus this morning!
Dear Ginnie,Yup, just one big gulp. Lunchtime was over in no time flat. It was quite impressive!
Impressionnant le repas de l'aigrette Garzette !Bizzlori
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