Photos: An egret and a tree in Alabama
Submitted by Howard Owens on August 15, 2013 - 9:33am
Egrets, I find, are very tough birds to photograph. I've tried dozens of times both at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and at the Batavia Sewer Treatment Plant. You really need a longer lens than I own (and probably can never realistically expect to own) because they spook so easily. This shot was the last one in a series taken yesterday at the refuge just before the bird flew off, and the only one that was in focus.
Heading back to Batavia, I stopped for the photo below of a lone pine tree on a hill off Route 77 in Alabama.