Wednesday, September 7, 2011

U/ Alphabe-Thursday

 Diva Emu

Meet three animals I recently photographed in East Gwillimbury. All were caught in UNUSUAL poses and would be mortified to know I've posted these photos on my blog. SHHH! Don't tell!

Such grace, such elegance. Diva Emu lives on a local farm, strutting her stuff among her adoring public: a herd of cows and a few chickens and ducks.

Added later: Thanks so much, Karen, for correcting me. I'm sure Diva would have been very upset with me if she knew I'd called her an ostrich.

 Great Blue Heron, Esq. capturing a tasty morsel

At the time of this shooting, the usually handsome and debonair heron was far more interested in this tasty morsel than he was in my camera. What do you think his lawyer would say if I said in my defense: "You snooze, you loose?"

Loco Limousin begs: Oh come on, give me a kiss!

What can I say? Isn't Loco adorable? 

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

48 comments:

Sandra said...

Loco is beautiful and if i were there he would get a kiss from me. the diva looks like a ballerina with a tutu. great shot of the heron ignoring you.
i love Cows so pick Loco as my favorite today

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots, especially that of the heron. They are so patient and I've never actually seen them catch anything.

Cezar and Léia said...

Loco is adorable!I think your pictures are great, congratulations!It's not easy to take pictures of animals and "kids"!You do it very well. :)
Hugs
Léia

Kate said...

I have been known to kiss a few animals or two, and Loco would be another one for a smack or two.

see you there! said...

Great shots. The diva looks like she should be wearing a tiara

karen said...

Your diva is an emu, not an ostrich :)

Buttons said...

Awesome these are too funny. B Love the cow I don't know why.:) B

Judy said...

Fun post, great shots. I think I'll pass on the kiss tho :)

Zosia said...

I would definitely kiss and hug Loco :-)

Gillian Olson said...

Great shots, I don't know how you managed to get the one of the heron just capturing his fish. The cow shot is very funny.

Lois Evensen said...

These are great! I agree it's special to catch the image at just the right moment to get the action. :) Terrific. That heron appeared to be keeping her wings above the green water to keep them out of that algae. "Ewwww, I don't want to get my wings dirty, but I sure want to eat that fish!"

George said...

These are all fantastically wonderful captures.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Too cute! All three of them are stars! Or perhaps its your great photos.

Kathy said...

The ostrich reminds me of a strip-tease dancer with all that feathery plumage! Maybe she is emulating Gypsy Rose Lee!

Elisa said...

Wonderful! Specially the last one!
Greetings
Elisa

Karen Xavier said...

Love the emu... she looks distracted. The cow is funny, nice shot of the heron and the fish.

RedPat said...

Loco wins for the friendliest pose!

Halcyon said...

Too funny! I like the way you've made a little "background" on each of the animals. :)

kaye said...

I just love that shot of the cow :)

edenhills said...

Wonderful pictures! And yes, that cow certainly has a kissable nose.

Teresa

Stacia said...

I love Loco best. What a cutie-pie!

☆☆Mumsy said...

Those are amazing captured! The first photo, Diva was like dancing..

jfb57 said...

What a brilliant idea and such fabulous photos!

Judie said...

Wonderful nature photos! The cow, well, YES! I could kiss that cow!!!

karen said...

No problem with the emu identification - being Australian helps :) Looks like you had a lot of fun with these photos.

karen said...

Oh, and Diva probably wouldn't have noticed anyway - they're not the brightest birds, as anyone who has ever driven along an outback road and sent a mob of them into a panic would know. They don't run away from the road - they run in a circle, on the road, before peeling off and tripping over fences.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love that emu!

I think I need one...

Rose said...

Loco is adorable!!!

Farmchick said...

lol Love that cow!

Morning said...

vivid shots, love your new found animal friend.

ellen b. said...

Well done! Love your unusual poses!!

Randy said...

Loco really is a cutie!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

JDaniel would love to see these birds.

Riet said...

LOve all tree of them, great idea and U words

Barbara F. said...

You caught some great photos, I love the emu, and I would have called it an ostrich too! xo,

Mark said...

Love the emu. We have some really rare emu's in the Clarence Valley but I always photo them in a ploughed paddock, so brown on brown is not a very interesting photo!

jabblog said...

These are wonderful captures. You have to be quick to catch a heron eating - well done!

Reader Wil said...

Your diva is very elegant indeed. No wonder that rich, classy ladies loved to wear ostrich( sorry!) feathers. The cow is very good looking. She makes a lovely Christmas ball for your Christmas tree.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Diva has style, Diva is very diva-ish. Nice one!

VioletSky said...

Congratulations on that heron shot! I have seen them catch fish, though never one quite that big.

Francisca said...

U is Unusually hard, but you turned Unusual into a Useful post! Kudos, EG! And your posers made me smile, too!

Monica said...

Great pictures! Loco is my favorite!

Small City Scenes said...

I'm not tellin'. But I bet you let Missy Moo give you a big smooch. Bwahahahaha!!!
MB

VP said...

The cow reminds me of La vache qui rit!

taylorsoutback said...

Greetings from THE Dairy State - Wisconsin...thankful for our dairy herds and we live in the midst of farmland but don't think I would like to kiss that face! :o)

myorii said...

Aww, Loco is such a cutie :) Oh and I just love the name 'Diva Emu' because she really does look like one in that first photo!

H said...

Fantastic shot of the heron. You did really well to capture him capturing!

Keri said...

Unusual, indeed. Emus are such odd creatures to being with. They always seems a bit mean to me.

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