Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Skywatch Friday, Camera Critters, Bird photography Weekly & Weekend Reflections

Now in Taiwan, it is the season that we can see the migratory birds passing through. Some of them will go further south, but some will stay for the winter. The Egret we see in the field usually very alert and will not let us come close. This Little Egret, Egretta garzetta in a lily pond of Taipei Botanical Park was not bothered by human spectators.

I have photographed Egret many times before and was not too excited seeing them fishing in the pond. However, I soon realized, it was not about the Egret, it was the reflection in the background.


It was a very nice day and the pond is nearby a traditional Northern Chinese Palace styled building. The reflection of the sky, the building and trees made a very colorful background of this Great Egret, Ardea Alba.


Here it is so intensely immobile and stared at its potential pray. The reflections are from the colorful exhibition banners in the nearby buildings.



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25 comments:

Paula Werner Severo said...

wonderfull photos!

Johnny Nutcase said...

Nice pictures! I love watching egrets fishing for their dinner, such concentration! The snowy egrets do a little dance with their legs and it's pretty cute :) I guess other egrets do too, probably.

shu said...

After many weeks of running around, I finally get to catch up on your photo blog. What a remarkably rich set of images.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures! Lovely birds and I love the reflections in the water!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

J said...

I think my favourite is the last one with the banners. I'm curious to see what the rest of the park looks like!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. The ripples in water is very much visible.

awarewriter said...

Marvelous photos of the egret. I love the curve of it's neck...among lots of other good things about your series of photos. Nice work.

Pat said...

The egret was very beautiful, and you are right, the colorful reflections DID add a lot to the photos! I love all the different colors. Very nice indeed!

Carolyn Ford said...

I love these...especially with the color reflections from the banners. These are so nice!

Hildred and Charles said...

Gorgeous, utterly. The birds are beautiful and the reflections increible.

Serendipity said...

These are amazing! Great shots.

i beati said...

so serene sandy

eileeninmd said...

I love the Egrets, they are such beautiful birds. Grreat photos and lovely reflections.

Snap said...

Beautiful shots. The egrets are so majestic and the reflections ... wowowow!

Denise said...

Excellent photos and the egret is very beautiful but I see what you mean about the photos being about the reflections.

Manang Kim said...

Right the reflection is amazing, I wonder if I am looking at the upside down photo or not ^-^. Thanks for sharing...


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Martha in PA said...

Wonderful photos!

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mbkatc230 said...

These are all beautiful, but the last shot is really special. The colors are wonderful! Glad you joined, these are really nice shots. Kathy

Wren said...

It's fun what you see around birds when you're photographing them, isn't it? My favorite in the series is the last, with the reflection of the flags.

mick said...

Beautiful reflections in the water and great photos of both egrets.

fiziskandarz said...

yup, totally and agree with u. the reflection bring up the subject to another level! i like! and we both love [ and also envy! haha ] ur estern sierra pictures. they're sooooo beautiful. how long were u there?

Neil said...

Great photos.

Larry said...

Beautiful shots of the Great Egret with the reflections. They sure make a fabulous backdrop!

Kelly said...

...a lovely photo of the Egret. I love when they let you get close!

Arija said...

I did not realize I had missed so many of your wonderful posts but I have gorged myself na great catch=up just now.
Sossy I cannot visit more often, the cumputer plays havoc with mu eyesight.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a Joyous New Year to follow.

Arija

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