Saturday, November 21, 2009

Camera Critters # 85 - Great Blue Heron


On a visit to Plum Creek Park I saw movement of a Great Blue Heron heading for the North shore. He was in as deep as I have ever seen a heron fish.
His movement then switched to the South shore. It did become a little shallower.
Finally it was able to walk comfortably as its strides moved the water.
It was very careful to pay attention but found no fish.
It stopped its movement right before the line in the water but still no fish.
I then decided to leave him as he moved away to the South shore to fish. Click on the photo if you can't see him. This was the distance I was shooting him.
There are a lot of neat critters on the above site.

30 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a treat, FG! And you were able to capture it so many times with your lens!

Gaelyn said...

Don't think I've ever seen a heron in the water so deep. Must have been a tough day for fishing. Great captures Tom, especially from such a distance.

We love Luna said...

Adorable critter and I also loved his reflection!
Well done!
happy camera critters
purrs
Luna

Pietro said...

Tom, you've photographed the heron really well. I like the critter, the reflection and that so green water.

Warren Baker said...

Ive not seen a Heron in water as deep as that eihter FG, well photographed.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

What BEAUTIFUL critter photographs with marvelous reflections ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

George said...

You got good captures of the heron. I just hope he found some fish after you left.

imac said...

Great shots and post Tom.

Jenn Jilks said...

Nicely done! The heron have gone from here, methinks. A few ducks still. But it's getting quieter!

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting of the Great Blue Heron. Cool reflections.

Anna said...

Lovely shots. I really love the reflections. I hope he found some fish later.

Joy said...

Nice photo series!

eden said...

excellent shots and post. i love the reflection so much and the place is so relaxing and peaceful.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

O.K. now it's really difficult to say which pictures I like best.The Heron shots are great but of course I love the reflection one,and it still has the Heron on it.Beautiful shots,thanks.
Blessings,Ruth

Snap said...

I think the Great Blue Heron is my favorite of the herons. I could sit and watch them all day long. They are wonderful fishermen.

Janie said...

Great captures of the heron, and the reflections are fantastic.

wenn said...

lovely shot..

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

They ar ALL magnificent shots my friend!! WOW!!

Nicole said...

WOW, those shots are great!
I've never seen a heron fishing belly deep in the water.
Neat catch :)!

And it also amazes me that the plumage pattern of your blue herons and our gray ones is so different.
From the shots I've seen on the net so far, they looked very much alike.
With yours I could finally see the difference :)

Lara said...

wow, what a great set of photos of this elegant bird!

Lawstude said...

great shots. i love the reflections in the water.

Tipper said...

Great shots-so pretty and clear.

Ulrika K said...

Great shots!

NCmountainwoman said...

Great photographs. I especially love the last one.

Rose said...

Fishing Guy, these are great shots. I have never seen a heron in water that deep either!

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

Blue Heron are so neat looking and your photos are great!
vickie

Michele J said...

Incredible photos of the heron. You have an amazing talent to get him from your lens. I haven't seen much bird life here as it is cold now. Lots of ducks still waiting for the hand out of bread from passing strangers...
Be well, my friend. ♥

Wren said...

He looks almost prehistoric.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What fun experiences you have! I was wondering how that bird could get food all the way down that neck! Awesome photos!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great shots, FG!
I saw one of those fly over my house the other day. Which is strange cause there are no lakes near my house.