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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Weekend Reflections / Snowy Egrets at Bolsa Chica Wetlands, California

 
I am always fascinated with this water bird, the Snowy Egret.
It is usually easy to spot them at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands (Ecological Reserve) along the coastal region of Southern California.
This guy produced some great reflections and I want to share several of my shots of this fascinating bird.
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He was very busy rummaging around looking for something good to eat.

 
"I think I see something!"

 
  
"And, I'm out of here!"

24 comments:

Ebie said...

She is so pretty! Just posing for you! I have been meaning to visit Bolsa Chica, but its just quite a ways from us.

KMOYMAMA said...

Great photos! What kind of lens did you use to capture such clear reflection of a white egret?

Yvonne said...

My favorite is the second one from the bottom...Thanks for sharing

Bull Rhino said...

Such beautiful birds, but what really makes the photos are the reflections. Nice job!

Scott at World’s Best Photography Blog

Kamana said...

love the reflection in the water.

James said...

These are really cool. Great shots of a majestic bird. The reflections are amazing.

Nefertiti,deesse NiLuNoah adoratrice d Aton said...

tres joli !

bon w end ;O)

Sistertex said...

Very cool, really loved the series of photo... nice job. Good catch, I love it when I get some great photos of nature in action. Beautiful.

Chef Kar said...

Beautiful series of photos. I love the last one with your subject taking flight.

Find mine here:

Weekend Reflection ~ Ghostly Images

Regina said...

Amazing! Great reflections!

Cezar and Léia said...

This Egret is elegant and cute!You did a fabulous post here, congrats!The reflection is perfect!
Happy weekend reflections
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Carletta said...

Quite beautiful shots of this lovely bird! The first is my favorite but they are all terrific captures.

eileeninmd said...

I love the Egrets, they are such pretty birds. And your reflections are just as beautiful as the bird itself.

Spiderdama said...

So beautiful and great reflections! The last one is really wonderful with the white against the blue:-)
Wish you a nice weekend! Hug from Norway.

Coffeedoff said...

Wow beautiful reflections!

awarewriter said...

Nice series Carolyn. I think the reflections are more "real" than the real bird. Tough shots with the wide exposure range.

mbkatc230 said...

This is a beautiful series of shots of a gorgeous bird. I've never had luck getting decent shots of any birds, but I'm working on it! Kathy

Serendipity said...

Great series of reflections!

Woody said...

Beautiful shots of a beautiful bird. They look like twins! I have taken photos of a snowy egret at Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge, but nothing this stunning!

Evelyn Howard said...

Really nice pics.

Thérèse said...

The last picture would be my pick!

Dianne said...

I love his expression when he thinks he sees something!
the entire series of photos are wonderful

Happily Retired Gal said...

Wonderful egret captures with beautiful reflections! If it wasn't raining today, I'd be tempted to head out to the wetlands with my camera (or the pier ... loved the shot of the seagull hoping for a handout in your camera critter post and the kids playing in the sand at Seal Beach too). I'm doing what I can to catch up today after returning from a walk Molly a few minutes ago (taking advantage of the break in the rain).
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

cieldequimper said...

These are absolutely stunning!