Sunday, October 20, 2013

Coming In For A Landing

 Great Blue Heron, landing gear down

GBHs are still here providing entertainment! The heron doesn't appear graceful in this photo but it did land quietly.

 Landed

Settling in


 Fishing
I am linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'  HERE.

40 comments:

Revrunner said...

Love the impressive wingspan on this heron!

cieldequimper said...

Wings are so majestic, aren't they?

Lisa Gordon said...

Perfect timing, and such beautiful photographs!

rainfield61 said...

That's a perfect landing.

Scores a 9.9.

Sandra said...

the first one i thought EEK when i saw it, like that is what he is saying. the other three are amazing, love those lifting wings..

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi EG Wonderful capture of the Heron landing and beautiful reflection in the last shot

Our photos said...

Beautiful landing photos!
Greetings, RW & SK


Kate said...

Oh, but they are very graceful!

Magia da Inês said...

彡♡♡♫° ·.
Passei para uma visita.
Bela série de fotos.
Muito charmoso!
Bom domingo! Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
¸.•°♡♡♫° ·.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love those feet! :)

Anni said...

Stunning images...the lighting is perfect...and I always enjoy the herons. By the way, your commentary is a fun, added plus!!!

Rose said...

I always think they look so un-contained...for lack of a better word. And totally, totally surprises me when they land in trees. Even if I saw it every day, I would still be spellbound as I watched them.

Linda W. said...

Wow - great action shots! Blue herons are amazing birds.

Hanne Bente said...

Great image series you show. Thanks for the comment on my blog :) Hanne Bente

Jenny said...

Fabulous pictures of the GBH. I love the toes in the first photo. He must be really concentrating on making a good landing.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Well caught.

TexWisGirl said...

so cute! love these birds!

NatureFootstep said...

I love the positions of the wings in the second and third shot. Really great shots.

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful captures!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful series of the heron landing.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous shots!

Mandy Southgate said...

What a beautiful set of photos. It's incredible how graceful and elegant these creatures are (even if this one did look a little clumsy).

Judy said...

Wonderful series!!! I love the way you can get close enough to capture moments like this!!!

Viola said...

Stunning photos of the beautiful bird! :)
and your theme sounds fine, coming in for a landing, as it's a long time since I've visited you (and all the other bloggers), so
"here I come - landing on my two feet!" ;D

RedPat said...

Love his wee toes spread out for landing in that 1st shot! ;-)

Lowell said...

What a great series. The wingspan of these birds is huge...send what you've got left of them down this way for the winter, OK. Any obnoxious humans you can keep up there. :))

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fantastic shots.

Stephanie said...

Never seen a shot of a frontal landing of a blue heron, great wingspan. Lovely series of shots!

Carver said...

Wow, these are fantastic. I thought the first one was a sculpture at first.

Judy said...

One of my favorite birds to watch. You got some awesome action shots.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Fantastic shots! I love the landing gear down and those wings after the landing.

LONDONLULU said...

Magnificent GBH shots! I'd be quite pleased if I ever took shots like this:) How marvelous to see that wingspan up close!

George said...

While all of these photos are wonderful, I really like your first one. It's a great capture.

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

You captured their grace perfectly!

Sue said...

Those herons are the coolest birds!

=)

Pat Tillett said...

I love watching these guys! They are so beautiful in flight and on the ground. It's the transition period between the two that makes look a bit ungainly. Great photos!

Cezar and Léia said...

Love these sequence images, this heron is gorgeous!
Léia

William Kendall said...

Amazing shots!

edenhills said...

It must be the long legs that keep it from looking graceful.

kelley jensen said...

what a shot

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