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This Great Egret was photographed at Venice Rookery, FL while he was busy showing off his breeding plumage to the girls.

Venice Rookery is a really odd place to photograph. It’s basically a small pond with a little island in the middle of it located in Venice FL – maybe 10 acres? The first time I went all I could say was, “Really, this is IT?”

Then I noticed that the small island was LOADED with birds – and I’ve come back again and again!

This guy was really showing off one evening and I snapped away each time he did. As the sun drew towards the horizon, the light was hitting him perfectly – and he finally had his head in the right direction. I snapped away and was thrilled when I saw the results.

I hope you enjoy it too :)

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