Monday, July 21, 2008

Final Approach

I know it is an old joke, "just how final was the approach?" But watching this Great Egret circle in on the nest on a sharp downward spiral, was feeling awkward, for me. I've flown in airplanes with pilots like this -- real cowboys. Get 'er up and then Get 'r down. But this air ship is just a bucket of feathers and a hollow bones. Made me wonder if he saw something going on down in the nest that he didn't approve of.


-- steve buser

12 comments:

Lynette said...

Pure perfection in a post! Words and pictures, provided by Steve! Thanks!

Kelly said...

I love these birds! I really love this photo! Your timing was perfect!

Boise Diva said...

But oh so sleek! look at all those sharp angles cutting into the air on the way down.

Fredrik said...

I simply love it. Top notch! Great post over all.

Virginia said...

Beautiful shot !

Sharon said...

Spectacular photo!! Well done.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

Wow! What a moment you captured!

Laurie Allee said...

Hi Steve! I can no longer silently lurk here... the last two posts are mindblowingly fantastic. Love the clouds. Love the egret. Love the commentary. Wow!

Laurie

Jackie with HHT said...

The Egret was flying so soft. I love watching them fly. You took a wonderful picture.

Wanda said...

The picture is outstanding...but Steve your narative just makes it a masterpiece.

babooshka said...

EXCELLENT!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Parents are very protective. He looks determined.