Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Great White

The Great Egret (Ardea alba), 
also known as Great White Egret, 
Common Egret, or Great White Heron.
 Photographed in the Japanese Garden, Hermann Park, Houston.






The Great White Egret





Great White Egret




Great White Egret




Great White Egret


I'm joining Misty for Camera Critters.




Wishing you WELL, JOY and a CRITTER filled weekend!


23 comments:

Jane said...

Nice shots!

eileeninmd said...

I love the great egrets, wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend!

Buttercup said...

Beautiful pictures! Have a great Saturday.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

How perfectly pure white it is!

Misty Dawn said...

They are really awesome birds. I've yet to photograph one of these beauties.

Gary said...

He's a stunner!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sall's Country Life said...

Such an amazing bird! And a beautiful capture!

Janet said...

What a beautiful creature...and so elegant.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

isn't he/she a beauty... the eyes are a little funky, but a really beautiful bird =)

Phil said...

Nice shots - what a bright yellow bill!

Halcyon said...

I love herons and egrets. They look like such elegant creatures with their long necks. Really nice shots today. It's hard to catch them sometimes!

me ann my camera said...

Wonderful pictures of this magnificent bird! we don't have egrets in my area but occasionally a one will stop over in our province here in Canada making a rare visit. I have seen the great white heron in the Florida keys and loved the sighting and pictures I had taken. Your photos today remind me of that joyous sighting. Thank you for your visit and comment tyo my blog. Ann

edenhills said...

What a beautiful bird.

NatureFootstep said...

this bird is gorgeous. I have seen it in Costa Rica and was stunned. So great. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth Kelly said...

He sure has a long neck. Beautiful photos.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful shots.

Regards and best wishes

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

My goodness but he's lovely. I can see the heron relation i the head and face. It makes me anxious to see ours come back in the spring. *sigh*

Cheryl said...

One of my favorite species. It's not often we see the whites so this is a real treat.

Jenn Jilks said...

These are amazing shots!!!!!
I miss my fair weather birds in the snow and cold!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Rosa said...

Beautiful!

Cezar and Léia said...

Graceful critter!
God bless you!
Cezar

Lindsay Drya Vanhove said...

Ahw what a funny guy!
Beautiful pictures :)

Mama Zen said...

Great shots!