Thursday, May 8, 2008

Egret In The Sky






The Spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim. ~ Addison, Ode (1712)

62 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

That's an exquisite photo of that wonderful bird.

Ackworth Born said...

I love the knots in the wood. That is surely a statue and not a real bird up there. It looks so still.

Champ Townboy said...

Sandy: Thank you!!

Gerald: Definitely real, lol. I took a total of 19 pictures of him before he got tired and flew off!

Carletta said...

I recommend enlarging this one - the detail is exquisite.
Stunning shot Champ!

Petunia said...

Love the shot. The white egret and the blue sky is so perfect:)
Petunia

quintarantino said...

This is a view worth seeing ... great blue sky; fantastic bird and great knot on wood!

ellen b said...

Wow those are fantastic shots of that majestic bird and scenery. Have a great weekend...

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Egads, this is astounding. I am happy to see this... your work is fantastic! So clear and crisp. Very nice.
Rocky Mountain Retreat

Carol said...

George, thank you very much for your visits and comments!

I loved the shots of the bird. Very beautiful!

Small City Scenes said...

That is just beautiful. Ya done good, GT. Are those his long toes hanging over the side? Your colors or as in the bird--noncolors--are so crisp and clean. Love it. MB

Old Wom Tigley said...

Fantastic capture, perfect for our Sky Watch
Tom

Daniel J Santos said...

excellent catch and great post, well done.

Livio said...

Great photos

Voz do meu Coração said...

Excellent photo with a magnificent sky, I want to be in that location and thus also to monitor the entire landscape

luiz.ramosforest said...

Beautiful white egret on blue sky.

Mrs. Darcy said...

Wath a beautiful, beautiful bird!
Great swf pictures!

frogette said...

Egret in the Sky with Diamonds...

Chrisss said...

He looks like a guardian of the sky. Great shot!

imac said...

Nice theme for SW, love the wooden pole and knots, and the big birdlol.


My Sky watch from Belvoir Castle Grounds are now up.

John said...

Stunning shot Champ!

Jules said...

Stunning bird caught against the sky - so perfectly designed!!!

Ida said...

Great Sky Watch!
The first shot is fantastic!

Ida

david mcmahon said...

Great capture of the neck in the first shot!

Quiet Paths said...

Oh my! Bravo!

Kris McCracken said...

Wonderful photographs!

He (or she) obviously doesn’t mind posing for the camera.

Sherry said...

Those are very striking photos. The white egret looks stunning against all that blue sky. Very nice.

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Beyond words! Stunning photos! Well caught!

Me & my puppies said...

One of my favorites standing tall in the sky. He has a view of the world from up there.

coca said...

Is she running from the gator?

whole lot of woman said...

Fantastic!!
I love photos of the whole body!

Neal said...

Stunning photo!! It looks like you could reach out and touch!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very nice shots! Love it:)

ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz said...

Great Sky Watch!

She is especting something...hope she doesn't "fall" asleep!!

Rose said...

Now that's a beautiful sky watch!

zzzzzstopper said...

That's a gorgeous photo Champ. Certainly shouldn't put anyone to sleep, I should think. Eh?

good advise said...

Never do that to a woman!!
LOL

Janice Thomson said...

Absolutely stunning shots George!
I love them both. What a beautiful bird the egret is.

Tommy V said...

I love your pictures. Great Catch

Max-e said...

Birds are always a good choice. Nice photos.

pts said...

loved it.

Lilli & Nevada said...

that is one beautiful bird and you captured him well

Angie said...

Stunning! That is such a beautiful bird and you have captured him to perfection.

Pretty Life Online said...

Fantastic entry for SWF! Happy weekend! Hope to see you in my corner too..

Anne-Berit said...

That`s a wonderful photo.Have a nice day!

babooshka said...

A bird i'd love to photograph against a perfcetly blue sky. This is a fantastic image for me. Just love it.

Marie said...

I love your photos! Great sky watch :)

Chris said...

Just wanted you to know I stopped by. Happy Spring!

I apologize for the cut-and-paste comment. I have an update on my blog about my surgery.

Chris
http://nashville-dailyphoto.blogspot.com

Dina said...

What a regal bird!

Willard said...

You certainly did a good job in capturing this shot. The sharpness is excellent and it works well to have him posed with the sky as background.

Digital Polaroids said...

Gosh, it looks so proud!... like a hero statue on it's pedestal!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like this post today. Nice work.

Craver Vii said...

Outstanding! There is a similar bird near me, but I haven't been able to get it yet.

becky voyles said...

You have a wonderful blog here. Such interesting photos. Thanks for commenting on my SWF on my blog.

becky voyles said...

You have a wonderful blog here. Such interesting photos. Thanks for commenting on my SWF on my blog.

For The People said...

Great Photos

guild-rez said...

Wonderful pictures.
The Egrets are such graceful birds.
A large white heron, the Great Egret is found across much of the world, from southern Canada southward to Argentina, and in Europe.

-Cheers.

Lana G! said...

Wow! What great shots!

Champ Townboy said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments! If I haven't visited your blog yet, I will very soon!

Cláudia said...

Stunning shots, I like white egret very much. There are many of them in my neiborhood.

T.R. said...

Beautiful photo of the "Great Egret". If it had a black bill it would be the "Snowy Egret". Great sky watch!

Anonymous said...

VERY nice egret photographs! Stunning :)

Sailor Girl said...

WONDERFUL!!!!!