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Mexico's Snowy Egret

Mexico's Snowy Egret
: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
: Animals
: 2005-06-05
: Birds
: Kodak Easyshare LS753
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: 2005-06-12 1:05
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This photo was taken at the Palladium Resort beach in, Punta de Mita, Mexico. Last year I wasn't able to capture a decent shot of this lovely fishing bird. The new camera definitely did better.

Looking on this web site, Birds of Mexico-The Audubon Society of Mexico I found this information:

Snowy Egret

A dainty bird about 2 feet long and with a wing span of over 3 feet, it has a black beak, and yellow feet, the famed "golden slippers"! It was nearly hunted to extinction as its breeding plumage, seen in this photo, was in such great demand for hats during the 19th and early 20th centuries, in all of North America and Europe. It eats fishes, frogs, lizards, snakes, and aquatic insects, and is often seen standing in shallow water, stirring the bottom mud with one foot to bring prey into sight. This species also nests in Parque Juarez with the Great Egret and the most populous Cattle Egret.

Photo: Cropped, Levels, Resized, Sharpened.

Janice, Runnerduck, Fisher, scottevers7, coasties, dew77, chiliu, sam224, ddg, saguzar has marked this note useful
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To Fisher: Mike,LCannon 1 06-12 21:42
To Jancie: Janice,LCannon 1 06-12 06:17

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-06-12 1:53]

Amazing looking bird. Good photo. TFS

Hi Lori, did you have a good holiday?
Nice capture of the Snowy Egret, and what long strides he is taking with those golden shoes and black stockings. A little over-exposed on the white, but well composed with good details and colours. Good job!

Well done on this capture. I have to agree with Janice re. the oe on the white, but it's always a toughie.
I love those huge yellow feet, something we don't normally see. I also love the ocean, it looks like black tar! An amazing shot, well done.

Great photo, superior colors, clarity and POV.
Thank you for sharing.

Nice reflection Lori! He looks very proud of himself. Though guy ain't it ?
Well done

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-06-12 5:26]

Lori, superb picture. Very good pose, sharpness and colours. Nice reflections and good note. I like it. Well done.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1330] (10711)
  • [2005-06-12 10:06]

The determined way this fellow walks and look at those yellow feet and long black legs. Magnificent.



Hi Lori,
I like this pic because of the reflection, looks icy on the beach.
Excellent capture and well done on the details.
Good one.!!!!!!!!


A very nice capture on this Egret. I really like how you caught the reflection in the recedding tide. Nice Job!

Hello Lori

Great shot. This guy has put his best foot forward. Nice 'shoes'. Excellent work.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-13 2:09]

Hello Lori!
Very nice capture.Details,contrast,reflection and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Nice shot,excellent composed,great lighting.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-06-14 0:42]

Hi Lori, who is your model friend? She is so pretty and so sexy with her yellow shoes. :P What a captured. Excellent composition, details and the thing I like the most is the nice reflection on the sand. :) Very well done, thanks for sharing

Excellent reflections of the egret in the water... very good perspective of the shore. Well done!

Amazing photo.

This bird is looking very good.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-07-01 6:22]

Bonjour Lori, bravo pour cette aigrette effectuant un pas de dance !! Quelle lgance ! Trs belle couleurs et composition , Flicitation Didier.

Nice picture of an egret on a mission. The reflection in the water and the waves in the background add to the quality. Thanks for sharing

Hi Lori,
Very nice and funnyimage for me. Looks like it have yellow gloves in the feet!!.
Thanks for sharing
Happy new year

Hello Lori.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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