Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Green Heron


I got up close and personal with a Green Heron at Wood Lake this Summer.  He was so busy looking for dinner that he didn't pay any attention to me.  But just to be sure I get the shot I always take one right away at a distance and then slowly sneak up and take more.  As we all know sometimes the birds fly away as soon as you take the first step.  But sometimes you get lucky.

I'm also happy to hook up with Wild Bird Wednesday after a brief absence. I was out bird watching!

20 comments:

Gary Phillips said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I do the same thing...but most times, it's with a darned warbler when I try to sneak up, and to no avail.

Green Herons are so colorful. You managed to get its colors captured perfectly.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty capture of the Green heron! They are beautiful!

Andrea said...

You certainly did get up close and personal ... the colors and detail are magnificent. This was your lucky day and now ours too, since you were kind enough to share. Thank you, Sharon :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

TexWisGirl said...

very handsome portrait!

Karen said...

Great shot!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful photo!

Kerri Farley said...

Truly beautiful capture!
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That is exactly what I do too... with butterflies and with birds - and well with anything that can run or fly away. One shot is better than no shots :)

DJan said...

What a beauty! This one didn't fly away before you captured his fabulousness. :-)

Kenneth C Schneider said...

Beautiful composition!

Creations By Mit said...

Beautiful!! He looks completely unaware you are there!

Lynn said...

fantastic close up...I'm sure he'll be a star somewhere in your work...

Donald Urness said...

We love green Herons An oldie but goodie http://onionriver.blogspot.com/2009/07/rainy-day-at-gerber.html

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Great photo! He's gorgeous--so regal looking.

Hilary said...

Oh he's a beauty. I take photos the exact same way. We have greens that come visit occasionally but I can't say I've seen one this year so I'm very happy to see your beautifully detailed shot.

Mary said...

He's wonderful! I'm glad you got shot! :)

Esther Joy said...

What a beautiful bird, and what a great shot!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful bird and photo! These guys always look a little grouchy...

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Stunning closeup!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Really beautiful! I too have been blessed this past Summer to get up close with these beauties. I love how the sun shows their colouration so vividly at different times of the day~