Photo of the Day Contest
Egrets Fishing by Mike Hall
Sunday, 21st June 2009

Egrets Fishing

by Mike Hall

Hundreds of herons and egrets start the day off gathering fish. The birds are fishing to feed their chicks. They fly many miles from the nesting site to fish.
Equipment: Nikon D200 Sigma 500mm
Mike Hall
Nature photography has always been a passion for me. I love to take along a camera when I hike the Ozark mountains in northern Arkansas. I've traveled the world taking pictures and always enjoy the natural beauty of my home state of Arkansas.
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Egrets Fishing by Mike Hall was photo of the day on Sunday, 21st June 2009. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.



21st June 2009 at 3:04 am

wow this is an amazing shot good angle and use of lighting when was this time wise 11:00 am… ect?

Katherine Lee Strassburg

21st June 2009 at 4:01 am

This is a very good ‘bird behavior’ shot. A friend called me from northern Calif. the other day to tell me about the egrets he was seeing in a wildlife refuge. Isn’t it nice that such beautiful creatures exist?

Leslie Parsley

21st June 2009 at 4:14 am

When I look at this I think of a ballet. Beautiful.


21st June 2009 at 4:57 am

I’m lucky to see one at a time. So many!!
Beautiful sight

21st June 2009 at 5:33 am

Thats the way to do it Mike, I hope to see many more of yours. This really is lyrical.

21st June 2009 at 8:59 am

Great image indeed, the reflection gives a really good impression and even the way you gave a dimension by slightly blurring the furthest point.


21st June 2009 at 10:58 am

Busy shot, but I like it nature at its best.

21st June 2009 at 11:07 am

Stunning image!

wanda krack

21st June 2009 at 11:59 am

What a wonderful shot!!

21st June 2009 at 2:14 pm

Love the ambers, yellows, and early morning light colors in this photo. It’s a good mix and couldn’t have been painted by anyone other than our awesome Creator! Thanks for capturing this rare scene from nature and sharing it with the rest of us.

21st June 2009 at 2:22 pm

Those birds look happier’n a herd of mice in a grain bin! Excellent Shot, and I love the lighting.


21st June 2009 at 2:22 pm

Walking on water. Spectacular.

planet lover

21st June 2009 at 2:52 pm

How beautiful! Like Leslie, I thought of ballet, graceful dancers in white.


21st June 2009 at 2:53 pm

Thank you so much for this wonderful picture. And lucky you who were there to take it!

21st June 2009 at 3:58 pm

Not all creatures are such good parents, ‘flying many miles’ for food! Great picture, Mike.


21st June 2009 at 7:26 pm

a still that exudes action
totally vibrant
thank you

21st June 2009 at 7:42 pm

I never saw that bird before. So many of them together.


21st June 2009 at 10:06 pm

This is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing it. Now I understand the ballet entitled Swan Lake.”


21st June 2009 at 11:12 pm

that’s a whole bunch of birds

21st June 2009 at 11:37 pm

Wonderful nature image…true to life, nothing overly composed or cached. Like the DOF in this.



22nd June 2009 at 2:55 am

The best looking decoys I’ve ever seen… Ha Ha.
Just joking big brother. Great picture!!!

22nd June 2009 at 8:48 am

We have egrets on the river a few hundred yards away from the house… but not that many.


22nd June 2009 at 2:03 pm

What a rare and beautiful shot!

25th June 2009 at 10:26 pm

What a sight – how lucky you were to be there!


21st June 2010 at 10:32 am

Beautiful shot, too many birds to count.


21st June 2010 at 1:36 pm

Wonderful shot, so many birds

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