Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Great Blue/ Watery Wednesday

Great blue heron in a pond near me

One of my goals this year was to get some good shots of great blue herons, which in years past has not been easy as they have so many places to hide in the cat-and-nine tails so prevalent in my area. But for some unknown reason I have been in the right place at the right time this year. I LOVE it!

This heron was NOT in the perfect spot to get a super photo - a bit too shady for my taste. But the heron made me happy when it decided to jump out of the water and fly to a better fishing spot twenty or thirty feet away. Unfortunately it flew to an even shadier location but at least I got the shot of the heron in air.

I am linking to Watery Wednesday where you can find many more watery photos.

52 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, what a great photograph. I love the bird's colors.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful!

Andy said...

Most photos of herons are ones of them just standing in a frozen position. After all, that's what they do best. This one was different because of the action. It's nice to be happy about you shot. Keep on clicking.

Kate said...

It's exciting when you see a bird of this kind, but even more exciting to get a snapshot of it.

Sandra said...

he looks like he is dancing. a lovely heron and lovely capture, the wings make it specail

Roan said...

These are awesome birds. There is one that hangs out at my brother's pond, but I haven't been able to sneak up on him yet. I'm still trying.

Lois Evensen said...

Love it! Great action shot! I usually see these standing still, looking at the camera, and wondering what the photographer is doing.

Tanya said...

he's beautiful! they are so hard to get aren't they!

TexWisGirl said...

it is a beautiful wing spread...

Carver said...

I think this is a wonderful shot of the heron. I love the deep blue almost purple look.

don said...

I really like your action shot today. What a nice break to get a good image of the Heron flying. I like his beautiful blue color too. Very nice image.

Cassy said...

Such a perfect shot! I love the Great blue heron's wings. So beautiful.

Cassy from Beginner Free Guitar Lessons

helenmac said...

A magnificent shot! I know how hard the Great Blue is to capture with a camera.

ormbunke said...

OH! Vilken underbar färg och fågel.Det är mycket intressant att få se olika naturer från andra delar av vårt klot.Ha de gott. Anita

Jack said...

I think that is the bluest great blue heron I have ever seen. Usually they are more gray than blue. Nice.

RedPat said...

Wonderful! An action shot of a heron - wow.

Malyss said...

You caught the moment perfectly!waht a beautyful silhouette it has!

Judy said...

Wow!! Great photo!!

Martha Z said...

Great capture, I like the water following it feet up.

ewok1993 said...

You did a great job. I personally find bird photography tough especially since their instints to fly is quicker than my shutter.

J Bar said...

Marvellous capture.
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Karen said...

Woo hoo, I'd be so excited if I got a shot like this! I have been trying all summer to capture a blue heron! Great job!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shot.I like how the water is still running of his feet.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Great action photo. You really do have to be in the right spot at the right time....and ready. Still it's all too easy to catch just a blur! Love the details of the wings in your photo.

Dimple said...

Wonderful shot, there is even water dripping from its feet!

mogrenewed said...

Wonderful shot, reminds me of a japanese print

Viola said...

..and what a shot!! Yes, right time right place! But also a talented photographer! :) It's difficult to make a sharp picture of a flying bird or a bird that takes off.. but you made it! :)

Kathy said...

I love it too!

Farmchick said...

A great capture!

Janie said...

Nice shot! I love how you got all the detail on his wings.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Mr. Heron is strutting his stuff!

WATER DITTY

A mist, a drop, a river, the sea—
All of this water, a gift for me!

Some snow, a berg, or maybe some ice—
Anything frozen, that would be nice!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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George said...

The heron may not have been in a perfect spot, but this picture is about as perfect as a picture could be. Simply fantastic.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I think that is an incredible photo of the Great Blue Heron.... Love it!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Randy said...

The color looks more like purple. Graceful looking.

♥ Braja said...

absolutely gorgeous color....great capture

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Perfect 'take off' shot, like Jack I didn't realize Blue Herons were so blue, excellent.

Magnus said...

Great shot.

jeannette said...

The position of the heron's wings is perfect! I can imagine that it made your day!

NatureFootstep said...

I, too,love that shot. I saw this heron in Costa Rica but never came close enough to get a decent shot. Glad to see yours.

Cildemer said...

Wow! Great capture!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Lucka said...

The bird looks amazing! Great find!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Love the action here....I'm hoping it's a rain dance!!

BAY SUNRISE

Hope you find time to visit. Have a glorious Wednesday.

Jan n Jer said...

Perfect timing for a great shot!

see you there! said...

You captured so much detail on the wings, hard to believe the bird was moving.

Darla

Dhemz said...

oh,my! this is a pretty cool shot!

Stephanie said...

It is a great photo, nicely captured. I love Blue Herons.

Indrani said...

Wow! You succeeded in your attempt.

Jacob said...

I don't think I can add anything to the comments that have already been made so I'll reiterate that this is a gorgeous bird and your photo excels!

Genie said...

The 48 commenters writing before me have said it all. What an awesome shot. We have a a single blue landing in our creek some this summer, but I have not been as fortunate as you. Maybe one day I will get a shot of him. genie

Shirley said...

Terrific photo in action! Love it!

Rose said...

Seems like I just cannot get out much any more...always waiting on something.

Love this shot of the heron, though.

momgen said...

A very good shot....Happy WW!

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