Saturday, February 21, 2009
The photo above was taken at the Rookery in High Island, Texas last spring. This egret did some of the most amazing poses I'd ever seen, dropping his (or her) wings, neck twists, head positions -- it was pretty incredible to watch. The post of the white pelican earlier in the week got me thinking of how lucky we are as photographers to be in positions to record these things -- how placing a nice camera around your neck will get you into places and allow you to meet people who you never would otherwise...and in the case of this photo allow me to be standing on a wooden platform and watch a great egret during nesting season. Come April, I'll be at High Island again. Not sure what I'll find post-Ike. But spring is surely going to be especially important to the upper Texas coast this year - recovery, rebirth, and hopefully not many mosquitoes.