An ordinary day

by Nancy Andrea D June. 22, 2021 237 views

I was looking / searching for some insects to shoot and this egret passed by ...

Abandoned my initial idea, I began to track this egret. Questions were raised: what are you doing? What are you searching ? What are you going to do?? I, "the innocent bystander", just can't wait for some actions !!

It landed in the lake ... it bobbed it's head in to drink the water, lifted up it's head to look around and ... hmm ... it was repeated quite a number of time.

I, "the innocent bystander" waited ever patiently, slowly being "fried" by the sunlight, thinking perhaps, maybe perhaps the patience will be rewarded with a "great" photo ...

Aha! There was action- it moved and climbed up the banks. Oh, what was it? Please dear egret, hurry as the "innocent bystander" was almost melting from the sunny day and beginning to lose a fraction of the patience ... and

it turned right! Okay, no worries ... I was sure it had found something and / or was exploring the area. It walked and walked - I'll spare you the ordeal of looking at the almost similar shots in my camera.

Then as I looked down for a nano second ...

It was an ordinary day, indeed!

P/S: I think it was breeding season as the legs were really red and when it was drinking the water and walking on the field, it was searching and looking in the sky - perhaps for a mate.

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John Durham 3 months ago

Never ordinary when you get to spend time with such beautiful birds - great patience and wonderful shots.

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Nancy Andrea D Replied to John Durham 3 months ago

Very true, John! Thanks so much for your reminder!

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Thomas Thompson 3 months, 1 week ago

Wow what a fantastic capture, those birds are large but they are quick to capture when they decide to move well done

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Nancy Andrea D Replied to Thomas Thompson 3 months, 1 week ago

You're absolutely right, Thomas! I knew that the egret would take off any moment but of course, it chose to take off just when I was slightly distracted grinning ...  Thanks, Thomas!

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Thomas Thompson Replied to Nancy Andrea D 3 months ago

Thats happens alot to me grinning   I love those birds though

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Tsao T-F 3 months, 1 week ago

Cute series with interesting
Be patient, nature will always reward us!heart

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Nancy Andrea D Replied to Tsao T-F 3 months, 1 week ago

Thank you T-F. Totally agree that nature will always reward us!

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