Monday, August 2, 2010

Stalking a Heron/ My World

Heron standing on dock

My husband and I were following a heron as it flew along the shore of Lake Simcoe.  Finally we saw it on a dock. We didn't see it land...but there it WAS! So I sneaked up on it.

Standing quietly

I crept silently around a hedge to take this shot. But wait!

Hmmm. A cobweb!

I was sneaking up on "dock art."



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53 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Oh how funny!! It looks so very real. I wonder where the other one flew to.
Hilarious!! MB

see you there! said...

Hahaha. Thanks for starting my day with a laugh.

Darla

Jarart said...

I was thinking, Wow, how'd you get so close. Ha, so funny.

Kathy said...

Your sneakiness paid off!

Melissa B. said...

A regal bird. And superior snaps! I'm surprised he let you get so close...

Cezar and Léia said...

And this cute critter kindly posed for your camera!Adorable post, thanks so much for sharing!
Léia

Lucka said...

Very funny! Thanks for sharing.

VioletSky said...

That is too funny! Though, in your defence, they are known to stand still for hours...

Snap said...

Beautiful ... I love herons ... and webs ....... and decoys ... !!!!

Jenn Jilks said...

That is funny. I did have a heron on my dock - a real one! It was very peculiar looking!

Dani said...

ha, very cool shots.

Thank you.

Carolyn said...

What great shots and oh how funny to find out that it wasn't really...but you could have fooled us in those first couple of captures. Have a great week.
Smiles

Jedediah said...

I would definitely have been fooled :)

noel said...

aloha

a very interesting photo to share with us today, i enjoyed this funny post, it does look very real to me also minus the cobwebs :)

my world in posted on my plantfanatic blog today

Xavi said...

These are so pretty. I love the close-up.
Thank you for connecting.

Photo Cache said...

my question too - how'd you get that close! is he by himself?

here's to another lovely work week.

www.ewok1993.wordpress.com

BraCom (Bram) said...

Very nice photos

Regards, Bram

Seen on My World Tuesday

Perry said...

Sneak up on Heron artwork: Check!
Sneak up on Garden Gnome: Next....

Thanks for the great story and the photos! :-) I would have done exactly the same thing as I love a good heron shot and they are so hard to get. Here is my entry.

Patti said...

ha! It would have fooled me too, for sure. Good thing you "snuck up" on it. ;-)

Jacob said...

Couldn't help it! I laughed out loud. Lois Anne didn't even notice. She knows I'm a little nuts.

So funny, EG. Next time I want you to catch it in flight! :-)

Rob Inukshuk said...

Not hard to be fooled by such a realistic offering, but oh the fun it must be to watch others make that discovery!

Farmchick said...

I would have been fooled as well.

aka Penelope said...

Hilarious … you really had me fooled! That is an excellent and realistic piece of art.

Jan n Jer said...

LOL..I love It..You could have fooled me! Looks so real!

Carol said...

LOL...I thought it was real! Great shots, nice that he doesn't move! You bee in the flower post is beautiful.

George said...

If you hadn't mentioned the cobweb I probably wouldn't have noticed it. It's a good picture anyway.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a realistic heron...I thought it was real until I read your post...lol!

Starnitesky said...

I would never have noticed the cobweb, you have made me laugh. It does look very real.

Carver said...

That's hilarious. It would have fooled me. Great shots and made even better by the story that goes with them.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, this is hilarious!! I love it! And it does indeed look so very real! After fighting connectivity problems all morning this was just the laugh I needed! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Al said...

This made me chuckle. I would have done exactly the same thing - thanks for making me laugh on a challenging day!

Gale said...

I remember thye herons from when I was a kid. I lived on a boat and they would come perch on the docks...sometimes sleep there overnight. Beautiful birds!

Indrani said...

That was funny. :)
Thanks for the smile you gave.

Lesley said...

What a cruel trick that heron played on you. A dummy making you out to look like a dummy.

Shammickite said...

That's hiarious! I wonder how many people have made the same mistake.
A while ago one of my neighbours had a pair of plastic Canada Geese on the lawn. My dog thought she would seize the rare opportunity for a quick kill, but looked quite sheepish when she realised they weren't real!

ladyfi said...

That's funny. It looks so very realistic!

Paulie said...

Absolutely beautiful catch in all three!!!!!!!!!!

I looked at all your photos for the past two months when I wasn't blogging and I really missed a lot of great photos! The bee below this latest post is fantastic also. I am so glad I saw the 2 sunsets with the benches especially -- and that darling bear bench! Marvelous!!!!!!

I was also impressed with your dragonfly but the damselflies mating was really a unique catch! I enjoyed all your flower collages, birds, butterflies, critters, reflections, the turtle, old cars and the round house! My favorite flower was the British soldier lichen. Never seen such a thing! I am sorry that I missed wishing you a great Canada Day.

I hope to keep up and catch up on a few more people each day but being gone two months, it is a slow process for me. But, I am back to blogging regularly now.

Petrus said...

Lovely shot of the heron - the water looks a bit choppy - not a good day for sailing.

Ann said...

heheheh, I was going to say Good shot. Were you disappointed. If you didn't say, we won't have known.

Reader Wil said...

You have stalked well!! Beautifully captured!
Thanks for the visit.

Luna Miranda said...

a cobweb? LOL are you sure this is the same heron you were stalking? very funny!

Elisa said...

Amazing pictures, and actually lovely
Thanks a lot for passing by my spanish blog.
Greetings
Elisa

Francisca said...

Cute, EG. :-)

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh that's so funny...

Craver Vii said...

Oh, that was SOOO funny!!! I could see myself doing the exact same thing.

Judy said...

That is so funny!

SandyCarlson said...

Stalking the stalker! I love these.

SandyCarlson said...

Stalking the stalker! I love these.

Linnea W said...

Awesome shots - looks real to me! Love them all but I love how you captured the choppy waters in the first scene. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!

Wren said...

Too funny! I've done similar things myself.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

One of the most beautiful of the perching birds. Glad you stalked him!

eden said...

Great shots of the heron! Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

Fabulous shots! I did not realize I was this far behind on your blogs!

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