February 15, 2014

The Elegance of the Egret

Photograph by Howard Williams, National Geographic Your Shot

"I was driving through the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey on a foggy morning and noticed this egret in the water, hunting," writes Howard Williams, a member of National Geographic Your Shot. "The water was so still it was like a mirror, and there was just enough light to see it."

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87 comments
Judith Cernak
Judith Cernak

Amazing and so inspiring to an amateur photographer....just beautiful!

Enosaze Emuze
Enosaze Emuze

the only indication that it is standing in water is the reflection. so still


Márcio José Venâncio Sperandio
Márcio José Venâncio Sperandio

Sábado, 5 de abril

Aquele que olha de perto para a lei perfeita que pertence à liberdade e quepersiste nisso, . . . será feliz em fazê-la.  Tia. 1:25.

A palavra grega original traduzida ‘olhar de perto’ significa “abaixar-se para ver bem”, o que implica esforço concentrado. Se queremos que a lei da liberdade afete nossa mente e coração, temos de estudar a Bíblia com diligência e meditar com oração no que lemos. (1 Tim. 4:15) Ao mesmo tempo, temos de ‘persistir’, ou perseverar, em aplicar a Palavra de Deus, fazendo da verdade o nosso modo de vida. Jesus disse algo semelhante para alguns que criam nele: “Se permanecerdes na minha palavra, sois realmente meus discípulos, e conhecereis a verdade, e a verdade vos libertará.” (João 8:31, 32) Nós conhecemos a verdade no pleno sentido quando fazemos dela o nosso modo de vida. Nesse caso, podemos dizer com razão que ‘a palavra de Deus opera’ em nós, moldando nossa personalidade para refletirmos melhor o nosso Pai celestial. — 1 Tes. 2:13w12 15/7 1:10, 11

dr hysm
dr hysm

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Shane Kalyn
Shane Kalyn

absolutely perfect! this is the photo we all strive for as nature photographers!!!

Patrick Taylor
Patrick Taylor

This wonderful shot captured the present.  No background, no foreground, no motion, and only potential action.

Shannon T
Shannon T

Stunning. Congratulations on a fantastic shot.

George Pascua
George Pascua

awesome, i am into photography, because it captures life as is when i love to paint it, swiftly

the photo makes me envious and realize i am a dismal failure in photography, but i can

paint, that is transfer it on paper just as good

Nina O.
Nina O.

OMG!! Congratulations!!

Astrid G.
Astrid G.

The egret inspired the arts of Chinese dynasties and Japanese cultures for enormous periods of time. The bird was venerated for longevity and beauty. One cannot dispute such admiration! It is wonderful.

Zane Knorr
Zane Knorr

This is an absolutely beautiful shot.

Gaurav Marfatiya
Gaurav Marfatiya

its hard to believe that its a Photograph not a Painting.. Great Capture..

Gaurav Singh
Gaurav Singh

@Howard Williams I thought National Geographic doesn't let New Jersians participate in "Your Shot". Contest is void in New Jersey, according to the fine print, along with Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Sudan, Syria, and Quebec.

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