Intermediate Egret

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    Through the last month I've seen a few of these lovely birds forage in the lawns of TIFR (Mumbai., India). Today I decided to spend some time photographing them. The first thing I realized was that they keep a wary eye on humans although they have spent days in their vicinity.

    Stalking after them in the open is no use. One way to get close is to wait until they forage near a tree and then use the tree to cover your approach. Once you judge that you are close enough you can look around the bole of the tree and take a quick snap or two. That's how this was taken.

    1. rufaro 99 months ago | reply

      A lovely shot, making nice contrast with those leaves !!

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    2. BehindTheScenes2006 99 months ago | reply

      I'm so used to seeing these birds in marshes, streams, and lakes. Wonderful change and beautiful imagery to see the heron among the grass, leaves, and trees. Great job. Beautiful photograph!
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    3. Vaeltaja 99 months ago | reply

      Excellent capture.

    4. Cid*(away) 99 months ago | reply

      Great capture!!!:O)
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    5. LA Lassie 99 months ago | reply

      A great capture around that tree......did this one have yellow (school-bus yellow) feet? If so, it's a snowy egret.

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    6. Fantasyfan. 99 months ago | reply

      I like that light in the shot. Reminds me of summer even if this pic has autumn. tag3

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