Monday, June 5, 2017

Down by the Seashore



I drove down to Glen Cove, over to where they are going to build a huge condo development by the water.  It is a huge project with more than 1,100 units planned and structures that may be as tall as eleven stories!  It is way out of scale for the site and people are trying to fight such extensive development.  In any case, as I walked around I suddenly spied this Great Egret wading around in the water.  I used a 300mm lens, but it was a long way off, so I very slowly walked closer over about 20 minutes and got these two photographs of this elegant bird.  I was really happy with the first shot.  But I kept following the Egret, and when it turned around and headed in the other direction, I got a much more interesting photograph, because of all the bands of waves in the background.  Which photograph is your favorite?


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I actually like the first photo the best. I love the bird's reflection in the water as well as the rocks at the top...and moss covered rocks at the bottom that seem to frame the beautiful egret

Anonymous said...

Stunning! I love watching the shore birds. Are condos being built on the old power plant property?
Joan

ken schwarz said...

My preference is the first photo due to the added interest of rocks and moss in the water.

Anonymous said...

I like the 1st photo because of the moss and rocks. betsey

Ken Spencer said...

Wow! I am out-voted! And that's fun. Thank you all for your votes. There is an elegance to the Great Egret's neck, and maybe that is more obvious in the first photograph. And yes, there is more interest with the other elements in the first photograph, with the rocks and seaweed. I am glad I posted two images!

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