March 21st, 2014 – Avian Friday: Reddy for Takeoff

This member of the Egret family is one of my favorite birds . They seem to favor warmer climates so we don’t get a chance to see them here in the Northwest. I saw this one at Southern California’s Bolsa Chica wildlife preserve. Although the light was not ideal, I felt fortunate to get a few shots of this graceful bird.

Reddish Egret(Egretta rufescens)

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Huntington Beach, California
500mm | 1/2000th Sec. @f/7.1| ISO 800

Canon 1D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM

Processed with Lightroom 2, Photoshop CS6, Nik Define/ColorEfx .

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

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