Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Gettin' Low


This Green Heron was preening itself when it saw something in the water and decided to get lower and investigate. Whatever is was, it either left or the heron wasn't interested.






1/320 sec. f/7.1 ISO 400



41 comments:

Linda said...

Amazing detail in those shots! So gorgeous! And, thanks for publishing the shooting info...it helps me understand a little better!

Pamela Gordon said...

Excellent series of shots. Do they call them 'green' herons because their legs are green? Just wondering. Pamela

Andy said...

You and your camera stuck with him right to end. Every shot was worth it.

Terri Buster said...

Awesome shots Brian- looks like he was seriously stalking a fish there til the end!

Carole M. said...

more fabulous shots and a beautiful heron Brian

Sharon M said...

Great shots. I wonder what he was stalking.

Beth said...

Magnificent shots Brian!

Beth Edwards said...

1st thought ... amazing balance ... wow! that is awesome! (:

Tanya said...

wow, super shots! he almost blends in with the wood!

Tanya said...

wow, super shots! he almost blends in with the wood!

Marc Heath said...

Great set Brian

Jan n Jer said...

Wow!!!!!

eileeninmd said...

I love the Green Heron, awesome photos.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow Brian, you get the most awesome shots! What a great series.

Leenie said...

Isn't there a yoga move called, "the heron"? If not there should be. Great pics!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty impressive snake-neck action! great posture and balance, too. :)

MTWaggin said...

As always, amazing captures and I just love those yellow legs and feet! You done good (as you always do).

Liz said...

WOW, Brian!!! These are amazing! I love the way Herons can stretch their necks like they do. You've captured these beautifully!

Nette Cecilia said...

Very ,very nice shots ,Nette

Connie Smiley said...

Fantastic shots, Brian! The poses you've captured are wonderful, like nothing I've ever seen.

Gillian Olson said...

Brilliant pictures!

Modesto Viegas said...

Great series!

Findlay Wilde said...

Wow just look at those sharp eyes. From Findlay

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My what beautiful neck extensions you have Mr Heron! Wow, this really is an amazing series of photos Brian...It is so cool to get the same bird with his neck both ways.

Andrea said...

If looks could kill ... The Green Heron has a mean looking face that probably freezes the fish out of fear ... Great pictures, Brian. You are the man! Thanks again for showing me how it should be done.

Andrea @ From The Sol

the wild magnolia said...

pure clear beauty.

Adam Jones said...

Such amazing balance they have to not fall in. Beautiful

Gary said...

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

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I have never seen a heron in that position! Great shots, Brian. Not only are these excellent poses, but the clarity is perfect.

EG CameraGirl said...

Fabulous photos! I LOVE green herons. These shots are wonderful.

Liam said...

Beautiful!:):):)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Hi Brian...hope that you have been doing well. These Heron images are awesome. Maybe he was just checking himself out...to see how handsome he was...~

NewMexiKen said...

Neat shots of the heron! Tack sharp too!

Debbie said...

it looks as though he is admiring his reflection. maybe he was checking to be sure all his feathers were in place, after his master preening!!

really stunning images. i am not going to be a baby and say that i am jealous ;)))

mick said...

Great photos of the heron. I am always surprised at the poses birds can get into - certainly not like anything one finds in bird books!

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

You get the most amazing shots of animals doing the oddest things. I really enjoy your work.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Very cool this heron lurking .. Congratulations ..

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful captures!

Lindsjö taxar said...

NIce pictures Brian...you always deliver top job

Deb said...

playing catch up...love the duck...and the green heron...

Neil said...

Great action shots.