Photo of a flock of Cattle Egrets at sunset. Photo by Eduardo Libby

Ten seconds with Cattle Egrets

I love Cattle Egrets. They fly over my house at sunrise and at sunset every day this time of the year. I have photographed them nesting, feeding, displaying and, very especially, flying.

I was near a cattle farm one afternoon when I saw a nice flock flying my way, towards the setting sun.

I started making pictures.

The Egrets got closer and then turned to my right. The sun lighted them in golden hues. Suddenly they were in front of a dark storm cloud. They glowed in the setting sun and I heard the whisper of the wind on their wings.

Then the birds got out of the dark clouds into the open sky… and flew away.

I got six frames: here are four of them.

I was lucky.

Photo of a flock of Cattle Egrets at sunset. Photo by Eduardo Libby
The first photo of the Cattle Egrets, taken with a mid telephoto zoom lens.
Photo of a flock of Cattle Egrets at sunset. Photo by Eduardo Libby
Photo number 3. Getting in front of the storm cloud.
Photo of a flock of Cattle Egrets at sunset. Photo by Eduardo Libby
Photo number 4. The closest the birds got to me.
Photo of a flock of Cattle Egrets at sunset. Photo by Eduardo Libby
Photo number 6. The magic ended, the birds are going away.

I am sure you too have been lucky getting a photo sequence. If you have posted the photos, let me know. I would love to see them!

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