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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Strutting Her Stuff ............



~  Great White Egret   Ardea Alba  ~

Tall long legs - elegant long neck
wearing exquisite snow white strapless plumage


My model for the day
this way or that ... neck extended
or neatly curved into a pretty S


Nothing could ruffle her feathers
she was on the job and loving it!


I spotted this beautiful elegant lady near the mouth of the River Murray
strutting her stuff along the shallows.

Would you believe the Great White Egret was once almost hunted to extinction
so it's feathers could adorn ladies hats!


Linking with
Wild Bird Wednesday
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25 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

What lovely photos of this beautiful bird.

Cezar and Léia said...

What a gorgeous bird, so delicate!You got beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!
Léia

Andrew said...

I may be weird, but I find it hard to understand why such a bird would be killed purely for its feathers. No doubt if ladies of leisure could have seen your photos of such an elegant bird, they would have thought twice.

Linley S said...

Lovely pics, I just loved your commentary Dianne.

HansHB said...

Great WBW post!

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

TexWisGirl said...

lovely and graceful. :)

mick said...

Beautiful photos of the Great White Egret.

River said...

I didn't know we still had egrets. I don't pay much attention to things like that.
The feathers do look lovely.
I thought hats mostly had ostrich feathers? Which is just as bad I suppose, if they were hunted too just for the feathers.

She Who Carries Camera said...

These and the Great Blue Herons are a sight to see and even better when caught in the box! Great captures!

Jack said...

The white egret is a head turner, Dianne.

Valerie said...

An elegant creature indeed and, it appears, not at all camera shy (a bonus for us all)!

eileeninmd said...

Oh she is pretty! Lovely shots of the Egret!

Stephanie said...

He's a beauty! Love your banner shot as well.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Such an elegant bird and so graceful with the slender, model figure.
Great shots.

Happy Wednesday
hugs
Carolyn

Karen said...

I love her fashion sense! Terrific captures.

Joe said...

A perfect model for your lens Dianne. Thank goodness we have moved on from the times when so many species were hunted to extinction.

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - I think seeing herons and egrets close up is always a sign of a good day!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Herons are such lovely birds - quite stately in a way

Kristi Bowman said...

Spectacular, I would love to spot one of those one day!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The white egret does walk and pose like a model! Love the elegant fall of the tail feathers! Lovely photos!

Along These Lines ..... said...

Great photography

ladyfi said...

What exquisite shots!

Wally Jones said...

Very nice series on a really beautiful creature.
Good work!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

If I had long slim legs like this I'd strut around too, no chance of that haha! Beautiful image of the white egret Dianne and yes, so looking forward to some rain, I won't really believe it until it actually falls from the sky!! Happy weekend.

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