Saturday, September 11, 2010

Blue Heron/ Camera Critters

Squawking blue heron

The blue heron was sitting quietly on the dock while I took photos...until a man passed behind me looking for a fishing hole. When the heron took off I noticed that something had injured the bird's right wing.  It was quite noisy as it lifted into the air so I hope it wasn't complaining about its wing.


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23 comments:

Nessa said...

Great picture. Poor injured birdie.

Kathy said...

What a spectacular shot!

Leif Hagen said...

What a GREAT critter capture! I've seen a lot of white and blue herons around lately but haven't managed to photograph any yet...

Jilly said...

Just stunning. What a beautiful bird and spectacular shot - the shape and movement in the wings is sensational. Oh well done!

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Jilly said...

Oh dear, I just realised the bird is damaged. Let's hope he makes it.

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ladyfi said...

Poor wing! What a fabulous shot! Those wings look like fans.

Carletta said...

Amazing the size of the wingspan!
Really nice capture.

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Paulie said...

WOW! What else can I say -- what a great close-up!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful the heron can still fly. Great shot!
Kay
Alberta, Canada

Rose said...

Wonderful capture!

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Excellent photo. I've captured them in trees and on foot, but not that well in the air.

Farmchick said...

The wings look so gigantic! Great picture!

Vernz said...

Surreal ... it looks like a painting....love it...

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Carver said...

Wonderful shot. I'm very envious as I rarely get details of herons in flight. This shows the wings so well.

Small City Scenes said...

Great shot, EG. They sure do make a funny sound--Graa-ack! MB

Nikki-ann said...

Fantastic shot! :)

Francisca said...

The only thing to disturb the peace in this photo is his squawk and injured wing. Wonderful capture, EG.

cat said...

Awesome capture!

George said...

This is an amazing photograph. You captured the heron at a perfect moment as it took off.

Gretchen said...

Absolutely stunning!

James said...

Wow! Just Wow!

Rambling Woods said...

It was flying OK? Poor thing..they do sound like they are barking...I came to catch up and read...slowly. Thank you for being a blogger friend...Michelle

wncmountainliving said...

Great shot. Hope his injury heals OK! we have one that frequents the creek across from us.

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