Saturday, November 7, 2009

Study of an Egret

Visiting my friend Keith's Blog brought this trip to mind, a visit to the Huntington Beach State Park near Myrtle Beach, SC. Its a wonderful salt marsh and there is a great camp ground there and just one hop over the dune and there is the Atlantic Ocean! But what I really love about it is the wading birds and of course the alligators!

I stalked this egret who was stalking his dinner-- but didnt allow my presence to put him off his game...he spots something toward the brush...

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He heads toward it...

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Then he zeros in...

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He jabbed into the water so quickly I missed that shot..but he came up with this huge shrimp!

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He repositioned...

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Then down the hatch!...No melted butter--

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Lots of other wading birds can be seen there but many people come to this park to see these guys...this shot I took some liberties with some exotic framing techniques!

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If you are ever in the area this is a "gotta see it" spot!

8 comments:

  1. Dixxe, a superb series of pictures.
    That is some Lobster!
    Always amazes me how they swallow something so large. Superb!

    Love the new header picture too.

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  2. Wow! Great shots - I feel like I was there.

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  3. Keith....can you believe the size of that shrimp??? Larger than any Ive seen. The egret must have xray vision to see it under that brush..

    Barbara n Ron, thank you for the wonderful compliment!! Next time you head to the East Coast put this spot on your Bucket List!

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  4. Beautiful pictures of the egret. I have to say that I just love the reptile. Great shot.

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  5. Great work, not only does it feel like I'm there, I am there. Going to link to you at MortysAdventure.blogspot.com if okay. Thanks for some great shots.

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  6. Thanks Oldcrow and Im tickled to be linked Jim!

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  7. Spectacular shots of that egret! I wanna go there!

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  8. Hi Dixxe,
    I can see that both your and the Egret's stalking was very successful, both of you got what you wanted! :-) The Egret is beautiful...

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