Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Flying Dangerously

1/1250 sec. f/8 ISO 1600

Great Blue Heron (and a brave swallow)
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday


39 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Cool capture, Brian!

Andy said...

A difficult shot with super results.

Meggie said...

What a great shot...I had no idea how the Great Blue Heron looks in flight....I've only seen them on the ground and in the water.

TexWisGirl said...

and just where is the control tower?! yikes! :)

Karen said...

I've never seen the front view of a flying heron. A really super shot!

Felicia said...

Awesome capture Brian.

Gail Dixon said...

Whoa!! Super cool shot.

Mersad said...

Amazing moment! Super cool, Brian.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Andrew Fulton said...

A fantastic flight shot Brian...

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Brian Wow! That is an amazing 'full frontal' shot.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What an awesome angle!!! I don't believe I've ever seen such a fantastic photo of this view of flight!

cobie en bas van Es said...

Wat is dit mooi ,wat heb je hem er echt bijzonder op staan of hij recht op je af komt.

Kristi Bowman said...

Wow what a fantastic shot!! Beautiful!

Amy Burzese said...

Great as usual. They need an air traffic controller.

edenhills said...

I would hate to be hit by those massive wings! Great capture.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Awesome shot!

Montanagirl said...

Oh wow - what a great photo, Brian! I've never seen one from quite this angle before!

Karen said...

Wonderful photo that swallow is brave.

Grandma C said...

Wow that is a cool shot, I love the action.

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Tanya Breese said...

oh that is incredibly awesome!!

DeniseinVA said...

Oh my goodness, that is an amazing photo! What a great capture!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Such an amazing action shot. Unreal! To be able to catch a bird that seems to be flying toward you is just Wow!

Roan said...

WOW! I'm amazed!

Debbie said...

WoW!!! I assumed you ducked!!!

Susan said...

Positively wow-worthy!
In some ways, the heron looks pre-historic :D)

Gary Phillips said...

Nice capture!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

bailey-road.com said...

Nearly a midair collision.
What a fantastic view of this flying heron!

Nette Cecilia said...

Fantastic photo ,Nette

Andee said...

Get out of the way!!!

Marie said...

Wow! Amazing photo! I have never seen a Great Blue from that angle before!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Awesome shot- and that swallow better double time it!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gorgeous shot ...am always surprised that little birds don't seem to be afraid when in the proximity of big ones, especially raptors.

Christian Perrin said...

Great photo - the Heron almost looks like it has landing lights all along its forewing with those little patches of rusty colour!

Janice Adcock said...

Teriffic capture.

Ida said...

Totally awesome shot. That little bird had some moves to keep ahead of that Heron.

Liz said...

Wonderful image Brian!!

TheChieftess said...

Looks like a Pterodactyl from this angle!!!

BumbleVee said...

Wow!