Sunday, January 6, 2013

Where my soul finds peace

American Kestrel
Spotted on River Road, Baton Rouge, 12/29/12
Not the best shot, but he was probably 150' away, so I was lucky to get this.
Great Egret
LSU Lakes, Baton Rouge, 12/30/12
Great Egret after a drink
LSU Lakes, Baton Rouge, 12/30/12
Snowy Egret
LSU Lakes, Baton Rouge, 12/30/12
Snowy Egret
LSU Lakes, Baton Rouge, 12/30/12
Great Egret
LSU Lakes, Baton Rouge, 12/30/12
Great and Snowy Egrets
LSU Lakes, Baton Rouge, 1/3/13
Snowy Egrets
LSU Lakes, Baton Rouge, 12/30/12
Muscovy Duck
LSU Lakes, Baton Rouge, 1/4/13
Snowy Egret (Gene Simmons impersonator)
LSU Lakes, Baton Rouge, 1/4/13
Snowy Egrets
LSU Lakes, Baton Rouge, 1/4/13
House Finch
Backyard, Baton Rouge, 12/22/12
Chickadee
Backyard, Baton Rouge, 12/22/12
Chickadee
Backyard, Baton Rouge, 12/22/12

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42 comments:

Holly said...

These images are so beautiful. They look like they belong in a National Geographic magazine. Stunning!

TexWisGirl said...

so awesome! the water-dancing egrets are so beautiful. the snowies in flight are wonderful! love all the color reflected in the 2nd snowy in flight. then the egret reflection right after that... NICE!

even the muscovy is impressive with his gorgeous green feathers! and gene simmons... :)

Kathy said...

You definitely have the best egret photos I've ever seen!

Brian King said...

Fantastic shots, Gail! I love the Snowy Egret flight shot with those yellow feet! Nice work!

Patrice said...

I miss seeing the egrets...gorgeous shots, Gail!

Evelyn S. said...

Bird photographer extraordinaire!! My favorites are the 2nd and 3rd (egrets), probably because of the play of lights on the white birds. Just beautiful images, Gail!

Carol L McKenna said...

I could look at these photographs for a long time ~ Gorgeous! ~

A Creative Harbor (aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, so amazing... love those white Egrets, but the little Chickadee takes my heart! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #64!

Linda said...

Gail! These are spectacular! I think numbers two and four are my favorites, but I love the "odd" duck, too. They're all just terrific.

beth said...

that does it....YOU are officially the bird whisperer :)
xxoo

Kerry said...

Your bird shots are just getting more and more fantastic. The egret with its reflection...oh my gosh!!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Bird watching does that for me too Gail. (I need to remember to just be happy to see them though, because I'll never get pictures as good as you do.) Egrets are a special favorite of mine too!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous pictures.

missing moments said...

An awesome collection! Great shots. Have a great week Gail.

missing moments said...

An awesome collection! Great shots. Have a great week Gail.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful snowy egrets! Love those yellow/orange feet. How do they stay so white. Very impressive collection of fine feathered friends.

Pam ;) said...

Love the Egret dancing in midair and on the water. Awesome captures!

Shug said...

Oh...I love that duck!! Beautiful colors. and gurl...a perfect shot on that finch. love the open mouth, reaching out to grab a berry.
Hope your day is a great one....have fun whatever you do! always look forward to seeing what your camera focus is on for the day.
Hugs,
shug

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great shots Gail! I love them all! I can truly understand why they bring you PEACE!

Jori said...

You need to get a job with National Geographic. Fab pics as always!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Fantastic captures- the last one is just stunning.

hootnonny said...

So it was New Year's Eve...that explains the Great Egret "after a drink!"

Deanna said...

You had some great days in December capturing the bird-life around you. I think my favorite of this whole group of beauty is the Great Egret drinking on 12/30...just a stunning capture. Belongs on the cover of a magazine!!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful captures!

Renae at simple sequins said...

Gail! Awh, all of these are lovely and are well worth your time!

Thank you, for the nice complimentary words regarding my cut and sectioned pics today. hahahaha.

What store did you get your Italian Shirts? I wondered where they originated from / what line of store? I know I have seen them in other stores before I got it at Savers. I have two others; Latte (brown)and Couture (greens and browns). So fun.

the wild magnolia said...

A wonder sharing of birds and nature.

the wild magnolia said...

A wonder sharing of birds and nature.

Lisa Gordon said...

You sure do photograph birds beautifully, Gail.
This are just wonderful!

Ann said...

spectacular photographs!!!
do you publish these? they belong in a hardbound book and available for sale!

Barbara said...

These are so beautiful! How can you tell the difference between the Great Egret and the Snowy Egret?

Ahayes1225 said...

Beautiful bird photos.

Linda R said...

So Amazing.. I have to say you really know how to you that camera girly.. LOVE all these shots.

Hugs~

Mamabug said...

AWESOME! They're all great shots.

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures. Our summer has turned rather nasty down here - lots of fires and disruptions.

I think I'd rather have "damp" at present.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures. Our summer has turned rather nasty down here - lots of fires and disruptions.

I think I'd rather have "damp" at present.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures. Our summer has turned rather nasty down here - lots of fires and disruptions.

I think I'd rather have "damp" at present.

Stewart M - Melbourne

ladyfi said...

I can but gasp in amazement at the beauty of these photos!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love your incredible bird shots. That is one funky looking duck.

Georgianna said...

Wow, wow, the Egret photos are spectacular, Gail. Two in particular are just gorgeous (the close up in flight and the one below). Beautiful work!

Tricia Hays said...

Nice bird watching, they're so beautiful! I knew right away when I started blogging that my patience would have to grow, because I can't sit still long enough to wait for the birds, waiting IS for the birds! LoL! Ok, not very funny, but my patience may be starting to get better, now, after nearly 5 years at this.
Beautiful shots, Gail, seriously =)

Tricia Hays said...

is the Gene Simmons impersonator the green Muscovy Duck w/ the black head? Good one =)

Miss Kodee said...

Really love the water drops you have captured. Beautiful colouring in the duck.