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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Great Blue Heron

This is the first time that I am joining Camera Critters. I discovered this site from blogger friends Cher @Cher Sanz Photoblog and  Judy  @ The Road to Here, mom to an awesome kitty, Miss Cindi Lou Who. Thank you, Cher and Judy!

I have been posting about critters ever since I created this blog. Am excited to network with other bloggers who are interested in critters.

On one of our visits to Brazos Bend State Park (an hour away from Houston) Doods and I caught sight of this magnificent creature. It would be difficult not to notice this beautiful bird because of its size, it's huge. Stands about three feet tall and has a wingspan of about six feet long. Imagine that!

It is elegant and has an amazing tendency to stand still which makes it an easy subject to capture.  They are frequently found in watery places like lakes, swamps, rivers, ponds and even the sea. Despite this, they are non-swimming water birds. Their diet consist of a wide variety of aquatic animals, including reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans, mollusks, fish and aquatic insects.

I enjoyed taking photos of this blue heron because it appeared to be posing. However, am still challenged to capture it in it's flying mode.

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I was fascinated by the reflection...












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28 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots of the GB Heron. My favorite is the one starting to scratch its itch. They are all wonderful, well done!

Icy BC said...

Oh Tes, these are fantastic photos! I would love to see on in person.

wenn said...

fascinating!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I have yet to get close enough to a heron to take a close-up picture. I liked all of your picture; however, the second picture showing the heron's reflection is my favorite.

rainfield61 said...

Wonderful images that I dream to have them myself.

Snap said...

Tes,

Great shots of my favorite bird! Welcome to camera critters!

Whitemist said...

One of my favorite birds! Ever see one catching a fish? A sight to behold!

Teresa said...

They are such magnificent birds,and your photos are awesome. so clear and sharp. Great job on the photography!

Hootin' Anni said...

Magnificent...I love the one with the reflection of it in the water.

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We love Luna said...

Outstanding pictures, this Heron is really beautiful and I also loved the reflections in these shots!
Happy Camera Critters
Luna

Martha in PA said...

Welcome to CC!

Fabulous shots!

My CC

George said...

You got some great pictures of the heron. I especially like the picture with the reflection.

Lisa said...

Oooh -- fantastically beautiful photos!

Lavender Cottage said...

Great shots of the heron. I can never get close enough when they visit our pond to take a photo.

Diane AZ said...

Fantastic pictures, my favorite is the last one. I hope to see a heron myself some day.

Windie said...

Are you watching the bird or is he watching you? Awesome pictures.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Welcome to CC. Great shots, the reflection one is perfect.

Tricia said...

Great shots for Camera Critters

Cheryl said...

Fantastic photos! I am fortunate enough to have one visit our back yard and our neighbor's pond. Beautiful and graceful!

betchai said...

wow, all wonderful photos of the heron Tes, I love this bird since they are so well behaved to photograph :) and you capture them really wonderfully.

Mom Says said...

Cool! I love your photos and I'm fascinated with the heron's reflection on the water.

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi Tes, welcome to CC and thanks for the shout. I love the Heron, your photos of him are awesome. I especially like the second photo with the reflection.
Judy

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Kateri said...

That is an amazing series of photos of the Great blue heron! I never seem to be able to get close enough to birds and animals to be able to take decent photos.

Tekkaus said...

Amazing photos. :) It didn't notice you snapping away?

Ayie said...

anything out in the wild fascinates me most esp birds, they are such a beauty to be photographed

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Tes: Very cool capture of my favorite big bird.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

I loved the one with the reflection too. The details are awesome. I've only seen this bird at the zoo. Such nice captures.

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