Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Portraits Of A Heron II










27 comments:

Carole M. said...

super wonderful heron photographs; so crisp and clear and fantastic. Wow you sure have some great spots to find these water birds (almost at your beck and call it seems).

Deb said...

Awesome Brian......

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

What a beautiful photo shoot! Your model looks so elegant the way her/his plumage genltly flows in the breeze in photo #3.

Kathy said...

Fabulous. Love the one where the neck looks like a corkscrew!

John said...

Very nice Gary, particularly like the `twisty` neck one!
J
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Alan Pavey said...

Those portraits are just superb!!

TexWisGirl said...

so often they remind me of crotchety old men. in your first photo, his 'hand' is just like an old person's fingers. and the 5th looks like an old guy preparing to do the 'farmer spit' to clear his throat. love the 3rd w/ his wicked look...

Nature Rambles said...

I just love your photos! Fantastic shots!!

Crafty Gardener said...

amazing close up photos of the herons

Carletta said...

He had to be satisfied with his portrait session because the photos are stunning!

Modesto Viegas said...

Awesome portraits!!!
Regards,

Andrew said...

Brilliant images Brian..
Herons are beautiful birds to watch and I have been lucky enough to capture a couple of images of mine feeding.. but from a distance.
Sooo! jealous of your wonderful pics.
Take care mate...

Linda said...

Every time I think I have seen your best shot, you produce yet another one! I love, love, love your bird shots...and am so jealous of the clarity! What a treat it is to visit you!

Arija said...

My, oh my, your shots are wonderful. The fluidity and pose of the third one is just perfection.

Tammy said...

Great portraits Brian! The heron really looks to be posing in the first photo!

NewMexiKen said...

That Great Blue is so photogenic!

Nancy Claeys said...

I love how he maneuvers his neck this way and that. Great captures, Brian. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh those are just so gorgeous. You are an amazing photographer -- thank you for sharing the results of your talent and patience!

Pam said...

I am in awe of your impressive captured, Brian.
cheers

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Your Heron images show such great detail...you could almost write a storybook, using these few glorious images and any child...and adult would be lifted in spirit by the beauty shared!

Geesh, I have the worst little Heron images ever...I am thinking twice now about ever showing them...

Springman said...

Wonderful stuff Brian! I'm really taken with the first one, that claw is the perfect counterpoint to the serene stare. A true sportsman/artist. Your photography is a pleasure to behold, the clarity is amazing and your compositional instincts are right on the money. Talent.
I didn't remember you were a Michiganian!
Take care Brother!

Tezzie said...

Seriously stunning photography! I don't know if I've ever taken time to look at a heron properly...your photos make me want to, and make me feel like I'm discovering something new. That third photo is incredible...with the twisted neck, and the intent stare. *wow*

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Great photographs.

Regards and best wishes

CameraCruise said...

Gorgeous shots of the heron, love them!

Jenn Jilks said...

My favourite bird! They've left us for the winter....

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I work for a water gardening company and normally we don't like these big ole birds too much ... but these photos are just stunning! They make me love the heron.

Larry said...

Excellent shots of the Great Blue Heron Brian! I'm partial to preening photos so that's probably my favorite.