Werner Bollmann – Fashion Victim

Werner Bollmann – Fashion Victim

The Belle Époque wasn’t so "belle" for herons and egrets. They were hunted to the brink of extinction because of the ornamental feathers they wear when in breeding plumage. These feathers were used as fascinators for the fashion-conscious ladies of this era. Well, the term “fashion victim” gets a completely new meaning in this context…

Location: Florida, USA

Posted on 23.12.2013
Photo info - 10.04.2008: Nikon D2x, 4.0/500mm, f5.6, 1/500s, ISO 320
Tags: egret egrets feathers florida great egret plumage usa werner bollmann wildlife photography
Werner Bollmann – Fashion Victim

Werner Bollmann – Fashion Victim

The Belle Époque wasn’t so "belle" for herons and egrets. They were hunted to the brink of extinction because of the ornamental feathers they wear when in breeding plumage. These feathers were used as fascinators for the fashion-conscious ladies of this era. Well, the term “fashion victim” gets a completely new meaning in this context…

Location: Florida, USA

Posted on 23.12.2013
Photo info - 10.04.2008: Nikon D2x, 4.0/500mm, f5.6, 1/500s, ISO 320
Tags: egret egrets feathers florida great egret plumage usa werner bollmann wildlife photography