shake your tail feather

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i had just told jan how i was trying to get a shot of the egret's tail feathers -- so wispy in the wind. but the egret kept an eye on me and kept moving his body, so i couldn't really get the shot i wanted. after he flew away, tho, we noticed that he left a tail feather behind.

i'd call that an excellent compromise.

incidental music, Paolo Ippoliti, and 78 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. stonebird 100 months ago | reply

    Plume hunters reduced the populations of the Great Egrets by 95% in the late 1890's and early 1900's until laws were passed to protect the bird. I believe this is why the Great Egret is a symbol for the Audubon Society.

    Emdot is my kind of plume hunter. Ecologically sustainable.

  2. Lynn_L 100 months ago | reply

    This is perfect! I don't see it any different than as is!

  3. anideg 100 months ago | reply


  4. milewalker 100 months ago | reply

    Lost, found, returned to the sky.

    ...with no egrets.

  5. GustavoG 100 months ago | reply

    So you took the picture with your left hand?

  6. emdot 100 months ago | reply

    thanks all y'all. :) (i wish i was southern so i could get away with the southern vernacular) (does southern california count?)

    not my right hand, gustavo. but i like your attention to detail. ;)

  7. larry&flo 100 months ago | reply

    everybody wins, even us.

    y'all are welcome to speak in a Southern dialect anytime, mam.

  8. *kday* [deleted] 100 months ago | reply

    really great! Clouds and feather as one...

  9. jovike 100 months ago | reply

    There's the next Pink Floyd album cover!

  10. chezamy 100 months ago | reply

    i like how your mind works.

  11. Tom O'Neill 88 months ago | reply

    I think this photo is a
    Super Shot
    Please add your photo to
    After you add it to the group pool, please tag this photo as a SuperShot.

  12. kencf0618 66 months ago | reply

    Nice composition. The clouds and the feather are only here for a brief time...

  13. Eddi van W. 66 months ago | reply

    Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe Creative Commons- Free Pictures, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.

  14. mamilee24 55 months ago | reply

    Madame, greetings to you. I am a writer and I am just wondering if its possible that i can use this picture of yours for a poem of mine. Of course it will be credited to you and i will have a link directed to your site. ill wait for your response.

    Thank you,


  15. emdot 55 months ago | reply

    Mae -- How great! Yes you can use it. :)

  16. mamilee24 55 months ago | reply

    Thank you. Here's the link so that you can see how it perfectly fitted my work .

    Thank you, madame :)

  17. Eddi van W. 51 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Creative Commons- Free Pictures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  18. ragala 51 months ago | reply

    I love this photo and its sense ethereal spirituality. Thanks for including it in Creative Commons. It's perfect for my Geomancy and Feng Shui (and shamanism) website page. You can click on Past Lives Coaching to see it. And if you click on your photo there, you'll come right back here!


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