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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

We came upon this Great Blue Heron one day while wandering down some side roads. We drove quietly up to him and I took all these photos from the car window. I thought getting out of the car would frighten him away. At once point I was so entranced with getting the photos that I had to remind myself to breath. It was a wonderful day!!!

Something jumped, and he didn't even blink an eye . . .








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20 comments:

Martha said...

I love the Great blues. There is a rookery not too far from where I live -- my favorite time is when the babies are all in the pond by the side of the road --

Marsha's Mpressions said...

OH! I love these birds! Great shots
Many Blessings, Marsha

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

They are amazing birds. We used to know someone that feed an injured one in her backyard for years. She caught him fish!

~kim

Valerie said...

Oh, he is absolutely beautiful. I have been lucky enough to see one while vacationing in northern Minnesota. So breathtaking!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday and Blessings to you from Kansas,
Valerie

Jadehollow said...

Wow.. Awesome job getting those shots without spooking him. He's beautiful.
Debbie

Lisa Shatzer said...

How wonderful!! I love Blue Herons too.

Light and Voices said...

Amazing photographs of a Blue Heron. Quite a little "ham". Usually they fly away, showing my husband and me their large wingspan. We hear the sound of whoosh and then the Blue Heron is gone on its merry way to feed somewhere else quietly. A little boy we took fishing with us once when told it was a Blue Heron he said, "It is not blue, it is grey." Truth is always told by the young.
Joyce

mbkatc230 said...

What wonderful photos. Such a beautiful bird, I can't believe he didn't get spooked. Kathy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

He is just beautiful. We have them on the lake where we live. Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

Cathy said...

Great photos!!! I can't believe he posed for you long enough to get all those great shots!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

kbbryant said...

The Heron is such a spectacular bird. I happened on one taking a drink at the park a block from my house. I slammed on the brakes so fast! It wasn't a site I normally see. Your photos are great!

Kathy b

Crystal said...

What great photos of this awesome blue heron. I am also amazed it stayed around that long. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great day!
Crystal
thehummingbirdcottage.blogspot.com

Smilingsal said...

I see these in Florida, where I live. Thanks for sharing.

flmom said...

Fabulous photos! We often have them in our pond, but I can never get close enough for pics without them getting spooked and flying away.

The Whites said...

How beautiful! You have some great shots!

Mandy

SusanQ said...

How fortunate to get those shots! They are so graceful.

Charlene said...

We have white Heron's here. Don't know that I have ever seen a Blue.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Jo! Sorry I haven't been around as much lately..... I haven't felt good. Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

rosabeer said...

We have a lot of Heron's here. They are mostly sitting besides fishing man waiting for a caught fish. Clever birds I think.
greetings.

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