Great Egret
by the Toftrees Pond

Casmerodius albus
May 13, 2012

Perhaps a better subtitle would be, "A moment of beauty," which is justified in having a clear view of a great egret taking off in flight.  
Great egret flying

The view of the graceful takeoff transforms into the loveliness of a great egret in flight.  
Great egret flying

Happily, the great egret didn't fly very far and has stayed near the Toftrees pond the past two weeks, allowing other photo opportunities.

Photo note: I used a Pentax K20D, with the Sigma 150-500mm lens, on May 1, 2012, for these photos.

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