Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Snowy Egret in the Wild

The Bay Area Photo Club made a field trip to Brazos Bend State Park on May 4. This was my first trip there. The photo above, while probably not a thing of beauty, is a pretty interesting study on how snowy egrets feed. The bird would fly from one edge of the marsh to the other -- probably 4-5 feet -- and hover slightly and drop into the water trying to get a meal. Interesting behavior, something you don't see much in a more coastal environment. 1/1600 sec at f/6.3, -0.7 EV, 300mm, ISO 200.


  1. You were using your 300mm instead of your 200-400mm! Why? Good shot showing a bird doing what he/she does.

  2. Nice action capture. If you can find one feeding like this it will put on a good show.