Eat, Sleep, Fish, Repeat!

Snowy Egret 1

F/6.3, 1/1250, ISO 400.

Snowy Egret

Day 164 / 365

Why does the Egret stand on one leg?

Because if it lifts the other leg, it falls.

Interesting Fact: At the end of the nineteenth century, the beautiful plumes of the Snowy Egret were in great demand by market hunters as decorations for women’s hats. In 1886, plumes were valued at $32 per ounce, which was twice the price of gold at the time. They were hunted nearly to extinction before laws were passed to protect them. ( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/48/_/Snowy_Egret.aspx )

 

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11 Comments

  1. That reminds me of the joke from Mary Poppins: “I know a man with a wooden leg named Smith.” “What’s the name of his other leg?”

    I never understood that as a kid. I finally got it a couple years ago watching it with my own kids lol. Interesting fact about the egret plumes!

  2. I love how you captured the water droplets. It obviously shows how quickly the fish was pulled from the water. Awesome shot!

    • Thank you very, much it was very quick I am glad I caught that. I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. 🙂

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