Saturday, January 21, 2017

Great Egret


While on a walk at the Okeeheepkee Prairie Park, I spotted this Great Egret wading in the marsh. I had to zoom in from pretty far away, but then it flew off right after I took this one picture after getting spooked by someone's dog.

Linking to Saturday' Critters and the Bird D'Pot.

By the way, after a week of trying to revive my old MacBook Pro with no luck at all, I decided to solve the problem by buying a new one. Fortunately most of my photos were backed up on an external hard drive. I'm still getting used the new one, which is the newest version of the MacBook Pro. So far I like it, but that new touch bar is taking some getting used to.

20 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great photo of this majestic bird. I would love to go to that park. I'll follow the link and see if we could make it a day trip! Hugs!

Adam said...

What's life without Egrets?

Linda said...

Pretty! I got a new Macbook before Christmas and I haven't set it up yet. I do have photos on a backup drive but I keep thinking I'll re-organize them into subject folders. Well, the one laptop is getting worse so I can't put it off much longer.

Anni said...

I know what that's like...dogs, children, and joggers! LOL, they have no respect for birders. [kidding]

But the one photo is awesome Lois!!

I want to send along my gratitude for your sharing this post with us bird enthusiasts at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Much appreciated!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lois, I am glad you got this shot before the bird flew. Pretty egret photo. I hope the dog was leashed. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, have a great day and new week ahead!

Lowell said...

This is a gorgeous photo especially in light of the fact you took it from a far distance. Glad you got a new Macbook. Lois Anne has one and loves it, but it's older and does not have the "touch bar."

Sandra said...

Sorry you had to buy a new one it's always hard learning the new things they add that are supposed to be better and sometimes aren't. I would love to have porches on three sides of the house. Our weather guy says storms coming in this evening with winds up to 60 miles per hour and early in the morning on Monday bringing a cold front so you'll probably get the same thing but earlier

Sandra said...

Ignore that comment about the porches that was another comment that I read just before I read yours

Marleen said...

A beautiful bird, Lois. So elegant!

William Kendall said...

A beautiful bird. We don't see them up here.

Annie Bear said...

Wow, what an awesome shot of a beautiful bird!

I used to see egrets often when living in Texas.

Klara S said...

Great capture and good luck with new Mac.

jennyfreckles said...

Glad you got your computer sorted. Sometimes a new one is the best solution!

bill burke said...

What a fantastic shot of the egret. Birds can be tricky sometimes and take off before we get our act together. Good luck with the new computer. I always back up my photos on an external hard drive too so when my computer goes, I have no worries. Computers last about 4 years for me before I need to get a new one.

RedPat said...

An elegant beastie, Lois! Glad you are back! ;-)

Revrunner said...

Haven't seen the touch bar yet. Let us know if it grows on you.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely proud Egret -- they are pretty shy even without dogs, so you did well to get such a nice portrait. I'm glad you got a new computer -- they never do stay the same do they! Always something new to learn. Even gladder that you had your photos backed up.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such an elegant bird Lois, you captured him well before he took off! Good luck with your new computer.. I really hope mine never breaks down, I hate having to get used to technical stuff ☺

A Colorful World said...

Really beautiful for a long-range shot!

Jack said...

Interesting that you got a new MacBook Pro. I use a 2011 MacBook Pro and was thinking I would replace it this fall when the new one came out. But, the reviews were mixed and I decided there wasn't a good enough reason for me to upgrade. I am hoping that this one holds out until the next version appears. (I am completely backed up to iCloud, so I assume I am at low risk of losing the photo archives.)