GBP Notes 9/27/22 – Mike’s Monday Pic a Day Late

Egret in Yellow

I usually put one of my pics on Monday but delayed a day because last week’s Bird Picture of the Week was on Monday.  No matter – my pic this week is of a Great Egret.  While walking down the riverside trail at the Morton Arboretum I spotted a Great Egret on the far side of the river.  I have lots of Great Egret pictures (over a hundred) so now I look for ways to make pictures of common birds more interesting – to me and others.  As I walked along the trail the bank nearest me was covered with yellow wildflowers so I decided to find a little window through the plants to get a shot.

Even though the sunlight was coming from the wrong direction and some of the plants obscured parts of the bird, I think I came up with an interesting shot.  It’s all part of seeing more than just the bird – be it in the background or the foreground.


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Beautiful and interesting photograph!