Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fishing...Great Blue Heron Style

























And just in case you thought he got lucky on that first one, let's watch Mr. Heron show off his mad skills a second time.






















But even the most skilled angler sometimes comes up empty-billed and feathers ruffled.














33 comments:

Modesto Viegas said...

Very good series! Well done!

dreamfalcon said...

cool series - made me smile!

Mimmu said...

Cheerful - perfect series !

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous shots! the water splash ones are awesome, but the flip in mid-air is pretty fabulous! and just so we don't think the GBH is all that, you showed his miffed-in-defeat side, too. nice job!

Andrew said...

Brilliant to see... It's always great to watch a Heron feeding and to capture images of it happening is fantastic...thanks for sharing.

mick said...

A great series of photos.

Jo Bryant said...

Such a fabulous series of shots

eileeninmd said...

Great series, they never seem to miss at catching their dinner.

Springman said...

Amazing series of shots! That old bird was really putting on an exhibition and you caught it expertly. A dazzling display!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Amazing series, Brian. What a beautiful bird. :)

Arija said...

Two out of three is pretty good going. I usually loose more baits than I catch fish. Absolutely splendid capture. I've never thought of them as deep water anglers before. Really stunning shots of all the action.

joo said...

Terrific series of this beautiful bird! The last shot is my favourite:)

Jedediah said...

That's a brilliant series of photos. I like the one with the fish in the air, great catch.

Samantha said...

These are fantastic! I love a GBH!

bailey-road.com said...

Fantastic series of shots showing the GBH in action!

Tracey N. said...

Oh my goodness. These are wonderful. I love the one with the poor little fish in mid air!!

Debbie said...

oooohhhh i just love these!! you must have had your "multiple clicky" thingey on!!

i got within 10 feet of one, once. they are such beautiful birds!!

Jean said...

What a cool series of shots!
I truly enjoyed this post.:)

Dawn said...

Awesome fishing there! Wish it was that easy for me. I do believe I have given that sport up. I have never had any luck in the fishing department;)
These are great shots Brian!

Pat Ulrich said...

Great series! I'm always impressed with how efficient herons are at catching fish. In my experience they seem to catch prey on a strike more often than they miss.

Larry said...

Great series on the fishing Great Blue Heron Brian! It's amazing how many fish all the herons and egrets are able to catch in a short period of time. You're not jealous are you?

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Fantastic series! The heron reminds me a little of photography, sometimes missing any great catches, yet ready for another day.

Liz said...

What a fantastic series of images, Brian!! I am in awe!! A great post. Thanks for sharing.
These shots make me want to get out to a lake and capture some water birds.
Thanks for your lovely comment!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

interesting photo shoot; love seeing the dive and the catch ones! Thanks for stopping by my blog Brian.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - seems that the heron went to a lot of time and effort for just a few small fish - reminds me of me!

Great sequence.

You may find my "other blog" of interest - more words about being outdoors. There is a link from my photo-blog.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

CameraCruise said...

Fantastic series!
Thanks for sharing!

NatureFootstep said...

fun, almost like a video. :)

Barb said...

I like the one where he is just tossing it back! great photos!

Tina´s PicStory said...

great captures!

Judy said...

Wonderful series! I have never seen them fishing before, so I found this so interesting!! And I am going to direct a friend, a heron lover, to this post, too!!

heyBJK said...

Thank you! I appreciate all of the kind comments!

Kathiesbirds said...

Fantastic series!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Check you out! Capturing these action shots. I'm gonna have to give you props on these. They are pretty awesome!