…morning light is magic…

Mating Dance


Great Egret mating dance

This Great Egret was striking its best mating dance pose at the High Island rookery.  This shot was taken early in the rookery season in 2009 during one of my scouting missions to see if any birds had shown up yet at the rookery.  Not many birds around except this one doing the dance.  I love how they show their breeding plumage to attract a mate.  It was a foggy morning and the shot came out a little soft with ISO 500 and shutter at 1/125 sec but it gives it good feel.  That’s my story and I’m stickin to it.  I can’t wait until this spring…

2 responses

  1. That is a heck of spread. You caught him at the right moment. I hope this season is also good.

    January 20, 2011 at 6:35 am

  2. Thanks David. I really can’t wait to go back to High Island this year. I’m very anxious to try out my 7D there.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:23 am

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