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Intermediate Egret

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.

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Taken on January 27, 2007