Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Great Blue Heron

My usual shots of the Blue Heron were in the water
standing stick straight waiting for a fish

Or an unusual sighting in a tall pine tree... They do nest
in the tops of trees.

The flying shots not so easy to get

It had always been hard for me to catch the Great
Blue in the air

on this trip I lucked out big time. While watching
for Eagles this gem of a bird came flying down the

I was able to get all his wing movements

as he soared and flapped his wings

The legs straight out in back of him

at times looking like a jet plane
The largest and most widespread heron in North America,

If you've never heard them calling... They have a deep
hoarse croak and it is loud

When I heard this one it reminded me of a dog barking

You will find them along creeks, rivers, ponds and even
at the ocean from Florida to the Caribbean

I just loved this trip and the BIF action I was able to capture

To God be the Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Amazing.These birds have such a huge wingspan.

grammie g said...

Beautiful job at capturing the Blue Heron in flight...I could almost hear his wings as they flapped up and down !!

JKoenig said...

I have never seen one sitting in a tree top before (at least in person)....and good for you for getting such good in-flight pictures. I see them flying over where I live, but we have too many trees around. By the time I see them, it's too late...They're out of sight. But, I can always tell what they are by the way their feet stick out behind them.

Glad you had a good trip!

Glen Webber (Wildlife Photography) said...

Great Heron photos. Its always nice when the critters play model for you. Photographing birds flying is always easier said than done.

jalynn01 said...

Thank you one and all... and Thank you Glenn for stopping by. Getting flight pictures IS hard but with the new DSLR it's a little easier.

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