I’m amazed by the amount of egrets, herons, and sparrows in Taiwan. While it’s easy to see other species, these three live near cities most often. Unfortunately, I don’t have the birding skill (or patience) to do work like John&Fish, a Taiwanese couple whose photographs were in a National Geographic blog not too long ago.
While I’m mentioning another blog, I’d like to thank Nino Rend at My Kafkaesque Life for his mention of my blog both in a post on his site and during his interview for a well-deserved blogging award he received at Taiwanderful. He’s a ridiculously nice guy – go check out his blog.
These shots were taken in Hsinchu – I managed to get a few closer shots of this egret before it left. I liked the algae in the background as it provided some much-needed contrast. I also lowered the highlights to give the blown-own feathers some texture. I’m still perfecting my skill in getting these birds, so if you have suggestions, let me know.