Saturday, August 23, 2008

Camera Critters #20

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

I stop at a little pond to capture some female Mallard Ducks swimming on the pond.
They co-operated fairly well posing for pictures.
They were even doing some preening.
Try your darnedest to get both sides.
It was a hard job to get right.
Then something magical happened. The Green Heron I've seen at the fishing lake, with no opportunity to captured, showed up and landed in a tree with a red bobber hanging from it. Is that fate or what? Click to see it better.
I zoomed in to get a better look.
He decided to check this Fishing Guy out also.
Okay, he's harmless, let's do some preening on one leg.
How does that look for the picture?
I'll even turn around for you to get a better look, still on one leg.
Seize the moment no matter how fleeting and this one payed back two fold, my first Green Heron pictures.

36 comments:

kjpweb said...

Cool! Congrats on your first Green Heron! Well done!
Cheers, Klaus

Lapa37 said...

Beautiful just beautiful I'm glad you finally got your Green Heron he is a beauty see it does pay to be patient.

Carletta said...

Great shots! Glad the Heron stayed around and posed.

The Birdlady said...

Hurray! You got him! Grat job, too...(That tree is laden with something) Great ducks, too.

AppleDebbie said...

Lucky you to capture your first Green Heron shots! (And he even posed for you!) Terrific series of photos... I loved the ducks too.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Well congratulations on your first green heron pictures. They are lovey.

Louise said...

I've seen a Green Heron once. I think I actually got some good pictures of it, but I would have to find them because it was before digital days. Anyway, they are the coolest birds to watch. Wonderful photo series.

Cátia said...

beautiful shots! great pictures

Carole said...

Fabulous capture of the heron! Good thing you had the camera. :)

Beckynsc said...

Great shots. I haven't heard of the green heron before. He's a beauty, though. Congratulations!

Marcos Santos said...

Olá Fish!

As always, beautiful photos.

Congratulations for the performance of your country in the Olympics.

One day, the Brazil arrives there.

Have a great weekend.

Gramma L said...

Great shots. I love the Heron pictures. Congrats on capturing a shot of one.

The storm is over, no damage to us. Thanks for your nice comments.

Jack and Joann said...

It is fun to get another animal critter caught in a digital camera net. Good job. Come visit. I have a little guessing game going on now.

CrazyCath said...

Beautiful stuff! And I love the commentary. Congratulations on capturing him.

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

So many good photos. We love to feed the ducks at one of our local ponds. Great catch on the Herron, too.

Cece

Rambling Woods said...

Love the green heron..They are so hard to see as they blend in so well..

Take a look at your ducks. Some of them are males with their summer drab feathers. They have yellowish bills and the females have orange bills with a brownish or black marking. Soon the boys will get their usual feathers and start showing off for the ladies.

babooshka said...

Now you are just spoiling us. I am still waiting to catch the elusive heron here. Fabulous collection

ratmammy said...

great photo story!

Kelly said...

Congrats on seeing your first Green Heron! That's fabulous!!

healingmagichands said...

Very nice indeed. I love green herons and we got to see a young one very close up on our last float trip onthe upper Niangua. I think last year I may have posted a picture I got on another float. I'll have to check on that.

i beati said...

Lots of fishing guys in these photos sandy

Luke Wiley said...

I like the green heron, but don't forget about those lovely ducks!

John said...

Well captured and congrats on your first Heron, FG!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Those are some really great shots!He does look like he's posing for you.

Stanley said...

Nice ducks =) Reminds me of the famous dish here in my country which is roast duck! Cheers!

Wilma Nesbitt said...

Cor! We pass a duckpond on our walkies.

Gretchen said...

Nice shots of the birds!

tipper said...

Congrats!! Love the pics.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I love the commentary as well as the photos, FG. You made me chuckle!

Misty Dawn said...

WOW! This is fantastic. I'm so glad you were able to have this experience! I LOVE that last shot.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Cool! That must have been exciting. I believe there are just days when certain pics are meant to be taken. You're just in the right spot at the right time and it's as if they want to be in front of the camera. :-)

Dee said...

wonderful capture of the heron! Love when things like that happen!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow those are great and i have never seen a Green Heron before

Kahshe Cottager said...

What luck you had today! Those are wonderful photos! And they all groomed themselves for your photo too!

sweetnorms said...

perfect captured! very impressive set of photos.. congrats..

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

I can't stand on one leg like that and am totally jealous of seagulls and other birds.

Congratulations on your birding find!

Blessings!
Lacy