Friday, January 24, 2014

Frilly

A great egret landed about twenty feet in front of me as I was walking around Capitol Lake the first week of January. He then proceeded to fan out his feathers as though showing off to a potential mate. I did not see any other egrets around, so I don't know if he was confused or what. Maybe he saw my camera and wished to be on the cover of Herongirl Magazine. :)





I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
Gilda Radner

59 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

He is definitely a looker! (And I so agree with your fashion quote today!)

EG CameraGirl said...

You must be magical to get an egret to land so close to you! So...what is tour secret? ;))

Buttons said...

Herongirl Magazine by Gail Dixon oh yes I can see it. Amazing shots. Hug B

Jacquelineand.... said...

Okay, I now have the tune for 'On The Cover of the Rolling Stone' going through my head with the words 'On the Cover of the Heron Girl...' attached. You know I'm going to end up singing it out loud and getting really strange looks, right?

It's so worth it for these beautiful shots though!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

your quote goes perfectly with his tail feathers. i wonder what they feel like? .. are they soft & fluffy or more tough to the touch? i wonder?!?!? ( :

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

He looks ready for the wedding march.

Anni said...

Love the Gilda Radner quote!!!

And your egret in the sun is VERY handsome. Those long feathers, I think I read are only there during breeding. I could be wrong on that. I honestly forget. But I do recall they're called aigretes..or aigrettes. Forget how it's spelled. Halfheimerz is setting in.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Looks like the King of Egrets :)

Anvilcloud said...

Superb series. No rEgrets for seeing this post.

Shug said...

He had some two fold actions going on here. For one...he was showing off for the ladies and two, he was modeling his feathered attire in front of the camera. I agree...no
RE-grets in seeing this post! Cute statement from Anvilcloud.
You're talents are great.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

a studly dude

TexWisGirl said...

now THAT'S how an egret should be photographed. :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

You got some great close-ups! I love seeing the details of his feathers. He's a beauty!

Karen said...

He's absolutely fabulous! Splendid detail Gail!

Starla said...

I love those long feathers! It is as if he/she is draped in the latest runway fashion!

bailey-road.com said...

What a beauty!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

He's certainly a WOW!! It's like he's wearing a long white overcoat!!

Melissa said...

He must have sensed your love of herons :)

don said...

A fine series of this pretty Heron and his idea of posing. :-)

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh I am with Gilda Radner on that one {God rest her soul}. My aunt would give us her cast off and once while I was in 6th grade I got a bunch of 100% wool plaids and solids numbers/outfits from this sweet aunt. By the time I was home from school my chest looked like I had the measles. I hardly have worn any wool ever since. hahahaha.

Do you think birds are vain? I mean can they sense they are pretty and are they smug about it? LOL Very nice photos, Gail, very nice.

Thanks for the encouraging words on wanting to hear about this bc! That was so nice to hear. I haven't completely decided on that issue yet, but I don't want to bore those that are just not wanting to hear it either. But, they can go the other way, right? lol ♥ Have a great weekend, girlfriend.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

He is a beauteous creature and deserves his own publication. HEROworld

cobie en bas van Es said...

Dit is echt fantastisch mooi om hem zo mooi van dichtbij te kunnen fotograferen.

hootnonny said...

He looks a bit cocky! Wonder if his date ever showed up.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

OHHH! He looks so elegant.

Ela said...

Wow ! What a beauty !

beth said...

me too…as i can't wear anything with wool…LOL

eileeninmd said...

The egrets are elegant! Beautiful photos, Gail! Have a happy weekend!

Amy Burzese said...

He was showing off for someone, huh? Glad you were there. And, yes, no itching is a must for my clothes. lol

Debbie said...

The best I have ever seen!! These are just amazing, bright and beautiful!!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

"Herongirl Magazine" You are too funny! Phenomenal photos, Gail. He's a beauty.

Barb said...

Gail - he looks like he was modeling an heirloom fringed shawl!

Indrani said...

Ideal for cover page. :)

Kathy said...

He looks like he's wearing a fringed cape!

Linda said...

He certainly looks fine! Yep, he belongs on that magazine cover!

Terri Buster said...

Awesome! He appears to be wearing a fine silky gown.

Hilary said...

He couldn't resist your charms. ;)

Beautiful images.. you certainly captured his awesomeness.

barbara l. hale said...

I love that Gilda Radner quote and have used it myself before because it is entirely me. Love! those egret photos. I don't think I've ever seen one quite like that.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' those long fine feathers! I think he's smitten:@)

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

He's very handsome!

Pam :) said...

He sure is a handsome fellow in his bleeding plumage.
Your images are awesome, Gail.
Have a Happy weekend :)

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos of the Egret Gail. Interesting behavior you described. I'm with Gilda on the quote and thank you for sharing it. Have a great weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Well he definitely deserves to be on the cover .... but maybe of Audobon Magazine! Fab photos.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous! It's amazing they can stay so clean!

Barb Brookbank said...

Incredible bird and amazing images!

Willow said...

Love the series of photos .
What cool feathering .
The featherering in the last few remind me a bit of a flappers dress ~ I suppose in a sense they are flappers !

Love the quote ~ I miss Gilda.
Oh the days of Rosanna Danna !

Pallavi said...

He is a handsome fella :) Hope you are having a lovely weekend dear Gail :)

Rosemary Aubut said...

These shots would definitely qualify for any magazine cover! Great work Gail! You are now dubbed the "Bird Whisperer"!

rainfield61 said...

The egret looks so smart and beautiful through your lens.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...
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Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Gail, you have the most amazing luck on your shooting
walk-about's. I dont think I could have contained my bladder functions if this happen to me. After shooting this awesome bird, I would have had to sit in the marsh and get all wet, then tell folks I fell in to save face... but I saved the camera!. Goodness, he takes ones breath away!

Helma said...

A white egret is not so easy to photograph his white feathers, but you have a really nice series of made​​. Class

Barbara Shallue said...

Great job capturing his frill. He's gorgeous!

Katherines Corner said...

wow great photos. He was ready for his close up for certain, Hugs!

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Irma said...

Beautiful details, he is totally awesome!

catskillblogger said...

Oh my god, that bird is huge!

Wally Jones said...

To paraphrase someone famous (I'm sure): "I may not know much about fashion, but I know what I like!".

Wonderful images of a really beautiful Egret!

Breathtaking said...

Fabulous photo series Gail.A model egret, and model photographer!:)

Mitzi said...

Frilly is right! Gorgeous though...Love how he's just standing there posing for you! Beautiful images my friend.