bettyn wrote in post #14330312
Glad you were able to finally get to Estero, even for a short while. Also prefer to shoot there in the evening, too. The light can be really nice then and give some great color to your shots.
It seems that one time I did see a Reddish Egret at Estero with some white on its body. I thought maybe it was an immature bird, but maybe it was leucistic. Only saw it once, however.
Usually, when we go to Estero, we use water socks or flip flops. You can always go barefoot, but you end up running around in bird poop! Not the greatest feeling! LOL!
You got some great shots on your visit down here. Have really enjoyed looking at them. "Red", though, is always my favorite!
I went with the sandals but the crushed shells were a bit uncomfortable. Still not a problem with all the interesting areas and birds all I could think about was to get shootin'. I meant to ask you if you ever get any nesting Terns, Plovers or others in the taped off areas along the beach. I didn't see any while I was there.
CamFan01 wrote in post #14334998
What an interesting series of behavioral captures Steve!
I'm certain I've never seen images of the neck frilling as you've shown here, although I'm certainly aware of the behavior. Your "belly" perspective certainly highlights the height of this Reddish so very well too. Excellent....again!
Thanks very much Steve. The straight on angle reminds me of a cobra. I missed some very good straight on shots by firing a bit late but I was happy to see what I did get. I think I'd fill every card I have with them if they'd stay long enough.
LunarE wrote in post #14336992
These are the kind of quality shots I aspire to. ...sigh...., long way to go yet.
Thanks very much.
catsith wrote in post #14337091
gee Steve, you are making it hard for me!!! I so want to go to Florida next year, but until my son moves to texas, I would rather go somewhere else until he does. Fabulous images!!
Thanks Tina. I hope to go again next year, it would be awesome to meet up and shoot some with you.
Thanks very much Randy.
SacMac wrote in post #14337219
Oh, Steve, one of my favourite places in Florida. It was on the beach here that I first got my chin down on the ground to take some photos - the fact that it took me about half an hour to get back up is neither here nor there!! Great shots as always. I haven't been in here for months, but always fantastic to find some of your shots when I do come in
Thanks very much Sheryl. I get up slower these days as well but as long as I can I'll keep belly shootin'. Don't be a stranger, missed you around here.
Thanks very much Bret.