Fun Friday: Eggs-cuse Me …

… but please watch your step!

This image was captured during my 2-day photo outings to the Venice Rookery, in Venice, Florida. Most of the Great Egrets were busy building nests (will be covered in another post) and a couple of pair even mating. But this was the only nest that was busy with parents incubating eggs.

In this image, there are three, blue eggs in the nest that are barely visible when the two adults stood up:

Pair of Great Egrets at nest with 3 blue eggs

An Audubon volunteer was nearby and I overheard him telling another photographer that this was the first known egret nest with eggs, so far this young spring, and they had seen three eggs, which confirms what I thought I saw.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark II body
  • Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens
  • Bogen 3021 tripod with Wemberly gimbal tripod
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/2000 sec.



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