Saturday, May 30, 2009

Camera Critters # 60

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

My favorite big bird is the Great Blue Heron, it is one of the largest bird in my area. I was driving by Munroe Falls, Ohio at the Cuyahoga River when I saw a heron in the water. This is where the dam formally existed. I stopped at the park and took some photos of the big bird. My friend Tom from Columbus grew up in this town. He always has a neat look at the nature from Ohio.
The heron went to the far shore when some trail walkers went to the lookout and scared him across the river. Lucky for me he did not leave the area.
He walked with purpose along the far shoreline.
He found a place to fish and watched the water.
He ended up on this log and was waiting for a fish to come by for him to catch. I enjoyed the show of this bird in action. Check out the feet on this big boy.
Go to the site above to see a lot of great critters.

44 comments:

Teena in Toronto said...

That's one big bird!

I played too :)

Joy said...

What wonderful photos you took! I love heron - regal and elegant.

Anya said...

Fantastic shot
from a lovely bird :)
Great pictures !!

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

I love Great Blues and see them often in the creeks and streams near me. Great photo series!

Jedediah said...

Beautiful photos. I always enjoy watching herons, they are majestic birds.

Marie Reed said...

I'm swept away by their beauty! What a breathtaking coloring!

Darla said...

You got some great photos!

Tootie said...

I love the Great Blue Herons too. They have attitude! :-)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Those birds are beautiful and so patient. If you leave them alone they will fish in one place for a long time.

Happily Retired Gal said...

These are MARVELOUS shots! I'm always amazed at how BIG these birds are close up.
Hugs and blessings,

Evita said...

Beautiful! They are such graceful and elegant birds - fun to watch that is for sure.

Karen said...

Wonderful photos of the heron !!!

I really like the closeup shots !

Kendris said...

Nice shots; I always enjoy watching herons & cranes. There is something primeval about their appearance that is so compelling.

Paz said...

Love his neck. I've never seen one in real life before.

Paz

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Excellent shots Tom. It looks just like our Blue Heron. I want to find pictures of one to post.

Janie said...

You got some great photos of a really beautiful bird.

Dirk said...

Great pictures of this lovely bird

Twisted Fencepost said...

These are one of my favorite also. Great shots you got of him. Especially those feet.

Snap said...

Wonderful, wonderful shots of one of my favorite birds. I have a beautiful heron decoy. That give me an idea for a CC post! :D

Faye Pekas said...

These guys are such graceful birds. Lucky for you he didn't take off.

twobarkingdogs said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing.

NCmountainwoman said...

Wow! I've never seen a heron standing in such rushing water, even on a rock. Great photos.

Crafty Gardener said...

Amazing photos of the great blue heron. I love to take photos of them by the bay too.

Rose said...

Great captures! I would love to get a few good ones of the heron...so far, none near this good.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

There are many places who never run out "blessings". I haven't seen a Heron yet, only Pelicans.... or perhaps I did but I just did not know their names. I mean seeing them in close range...face to face...

Were you disappointed that you did not catch the fish but this dear old Heron, you call big boy? What happens to Big Bird?

Beautiful snapshots!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots of the Heron.
Blessings,Ruth

Mirage said...

Did he caught a fish?

Marcos Santos said...

Hello friend Tom.

Apparently, this bird inhabits the entire American continent, because the pond near my house are many. Some end up becoming food for alligator.

Um abra├žo

Tipper said...

Amazing photos-looks like they're from a magazine-you are so good!

Sara G said...

Terrific photo's!!
Take care

Luna ( from Brazil ) said...

Stunning pictures! This friend is adorable indeed but I need to keep myself far away from his beak! LOL
purrs and love from Brazil
Luna

Tom said...

Tom- Great capture, I love watching and photographing herons fishing. Thanks for bringing back a few memories. Tom

Shellmo said...

BRAVO!!! Excellent photos of the Heron!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tom, Beautiful photos... Love the Blue Heron also and you got some great shots of him. The goat pictures are funny too!!!

We got home this evening and had a wonderful couple of days in the North Carolina mountains.

Hugs,
Betsy

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Tom, Love the photo's of the heron! the river shot is my favorite! :) I just saw one fly over the river the other morning on my way to work...they are so wonderful to watch. thanks for sharing!

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy, your nature photos are always amazing! These are wonderful shots of the heron!

Femin Susan said...

That looks like a wonderful bird. Great shot.
Cheers!

Rajesh said...

The snaps of the big bird are really beautiful.

Greyscale Territory said...

Tall and elegant and well-feathered bird! Great range of shots showing this regal bird in action. That third photo in particular is beautiful!

Stacey Huston said...

beautiful shots.. amazing birds. hard to picture a bird this big landing in a tree to nest and flying gracefully, but they somehow pull it off.. just stopped by to check in.. glad to see you are well. catch you later

Gretchen said...

Great shots! Haven't been that close to that bird in the wild before.

EcoRover said...

Wow! Fantastice heron photos. I rarely see them fishing in water that fast, and they are pretty wild and hard to approach.

Amanda Guthrie said...

How wonderful to catch that lovely Heron!! Well done!

Sally in WA said...

Great shots of the heron. I love watching them too.