Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bird's Eye View








47 comments:

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Brilliant, I don't know how you get so close to your subjects, but oh so brilliant Brian~

Pam :) said...

Once again you captured the stunning beauty of these herons perfectly, Brian.

Carole M. said...

wonderful poses and great photography .. always

Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful! Love herons. Yes it was a frosty morning on Sunday, about -7C.
It was a beautiful morning with fog on the lakes but we were on our way to the hunting ground for training with our dogs.

MTWaggin said...

It is just amazing with as big as these birds are, where they can land and stand! Very nice job as usual.

Tanya said...

do you have your own private bird zoo?! you get the best photos!

Amy Burzese said...

Your birds' eyes are always so sharp and clear.

TexWisGirl said...

the first photo, he looks rather sweet - and the feather patterns are gorgeous! i love the curmudgeony look of pulled up and ruffled 'fur' in the 2nd. then the intense glare/stare/focus of the next 2. great job, heron master!

EG CameraGirl said...

Your great blue heron shots are always amazing, Brian! Bravo!!

Modesto Viegas said...

Well done!!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Brilliant Shots you have captured!



Have a nice day.

Let us remember our dear bloggers we know in this Drastic Sandy Storms of winds and damage.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

He really stands out against the gray sky in those first two photos! Great job as always!

eileeninmd said...

Brian, awesome shots of the Heron!

Andrea said...

This is where I come to see how it is done ... then I only wish I could do the same. You are a wonderful photographer ... you have all the tools including the eye for composition and beauty. Thank you again and again ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Marc Heath said...

As usual, a great set of photos Brian.

Liz said...

Stunning shots as usual, Brian!! I love all the different poses. Herons are quite wonderful to watch. I'd love a longer zoom to capture shots like this!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Spectacular, once again!

Findlay Wilde said...

It's amazing how such big, long legged birds can land on a tree stump or small branch. From Findlay

mick said...

Great series with amazing details!

Adam Jones said...

Brian, those shots are fantastic.

Audrey said...

quel bel oiseau !

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

He's beautiful. You got him in his compact stage, fluffed out and alert. What a wonderful series.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

He's beautiful. You got him in his compact stage, fluffed out and alert. What a wonderful series.

Anni said...

Don'tcha just LOVE herons? I know I do. You've mastered the photography of these to be sure.

Gary said...

Great captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

AllyJo said...

I love Herons. Its beautiful.

Fjällripan said...

Amazing photos of the Heron, all of them!! /Susanne

Andrew said...

Fantastic images...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh . I'm just in awe. Heavenly pictures.

bettyl said...

Lovely photos. Great composition.

Carletta said...

An excellent series Brian!
You have patience and it shows in your captures.

Stewart M said...

Great pictures - I like the 3rd one the most - I like the way the branches frame the bird and give it a context.

Thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Australia

Gillian Olson said...

What a great series of heron pictures, beady eyes, ruffled feathers and all.

bailey-road.com said...

Master of all he surveys. Great shots, Brian!

Leenie said...

Glad you put in some photos of the bird on two legs. Thought he was a candidate for the heron paralympics. Or was working on his lamp impressions. Wouldn't that be a cool thing for your man cave--a one legged heron lamp --ha!

Wally Jones said...

Nice images of one of my favorite birds!
They look more at home standing in the water than perched in a tree!

- Wally (Florida)

Neil said...

Great photos.

Faye said...

I always learn something from your photography, Brian. Today I think you've just illustrated the "rule of thirds" which a good friend told me about some time ago? I halfway understood what she was saying, but your blue heron makes it plain now.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Amazing captures, Brian!

Have a H(͡๏̯͡๏)T'ing Halloween!

Marie said...

He's so wonderful, and you got some great images! Hope you had a nice Halloween!

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Can't comment for fear of tripping on superlatives.

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Jori said...

Great shots of the Blue Heron! I am always so happy to see them. There is a reservoir in near my home that has a lot of dead trees in it. We often seen heron's roosting there.

Ida said...

Breathtaking shots of this awesome bird. The 3rd one down is my favorite.

NewMexiKen said...

Simply beautiful photos of the heron, Brian!

Connie Smiley said...

Amazing shots, Brian! It's nice of you to call this a humble blog, but it's really anything but. These shots are fantastic. The third one is my favorite.