Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Chasing an Egret

Yesterday afternoon, the hubs and I were out and about,
(that means we went out for a light dinner, we don't do much else)

We were headed back home and I wanted to stall,
(that means there was too much work waiting to be done at home)

So I said to the hubs, "let's take a drive down by the marina,
and see if we can find anything".
Now of course you all know what that means!!

So long story short, we struck Egret gold.
At least six and one baby, but no one wanted their picture taken.

Except this guy,
The Great Blue Heron

Funny thing I realized when I got home and plugged in the camera,
he was "in" all the horrible Egret shots and I never saw him!!
He "blended" with all the greenery!!

At some point he must have been offended
at my lack of attention toward him,
he hopped out from the trees and posed for about 5 minutes.
I was so excited, I couldn't breath!!
Note to Nancy Hoho, if you read this, you better not go without me.


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36 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are great shots. I would love to see on in a place like this.Oh well,guess i just need to get out more. LOL

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful heron, I've had trouble getting a good shot of egrets too, they don't stay in one place for long once the camera comes out.

Chatty Crone said...

Good shots Debbie - I guess I didn't think about them being in a tree! Interesting. sandie

Linda Chapman said...

I am happy you were out and about! Great pic! Once an egret came to the pond outside our kitchen door. I had a duck decoy floating in the water and the bird decided to check it out apparently! Love looking at birds......

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful bird, beautiful photographs. I am greeting

Andee said...

As I was buckling the boying into their seats in the car. I looked back at the water and a blue heron was fly over the perfect glassy water. What a bugger I missed him. I love your shots! If you are around Thursday morning I think we should get together!

heyBJK said...

One of my favorite birds to photograph. They can blend in quite well if you're not looking for them. Great shots, Debbie!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great shots of the Blue Heron. I've never seen one in the wild.

Beth said...

The blue heron looks so majestic just posing there. Great shot!

Nancy Claeys said...

You trying to get out of doing housework? I don't believe it. ;)

Great shots -- I guess patience pays off.

TexWisGirl said...

nice snare, even if you didn't mean to catch him. :)

HansHB said...

Nice photos!
I wish you a great evening!

Łucja-Maria said...

Debbie!
Lovely shot and beautiful pictures.
I am enchanted by them!

Susan said...

Beautiful, beautiful bird! Great shots!

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jill said...

He's beautiful! These shots are terrific!

Bonnie said...

Debbie, He is beautiful. I am not for sure I knew they would fly into a tree. What a wonder "unplanned" adventure. Bonnie

Sharon M said...

That is awesome! I wish I could stumble upon one!

mick said...

Great photos and I chuckled about your reasons for not going home right now!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love shooting, er..snapping, the blue heron that hangs around our pond. I've gotten him hanging out in the trees, I wonder if they sleep there?

Adam Jones said...

Nice shots of the Blue Heron. Looks like a mighty bird.

Ellie said...

Great shots Debbie, he does look like a big bird sitting in the trees.
Now go home and get on with that housework, lol.

Miss Debbie said...

He's a beauty! We are headed to the beach next week, so I expect we will see lots of egrets, too!

eileeninmd said...

Debbie, great captures of the GB heron. He/She was hopping about because it wanted its picture taken. he said forget those egrets I will pose for you. Have a HAPPY 4th of July!

fjällripan said...

Great captures of this beautiful bird! I find it really interseting that they can sit in threes :)

Dave said...

Well stalled girl - do it more often!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I love egrets!! Isn't that how it always goes. My best shots are the ones I take in a hurry and don't focus on making a great shot. When I "focus" they turn out terrible!!

Anni said...

They're one of my favorites....so photogenic are they!!! Beautiful images.

RUDDY DUCK

Muffy's Marks said...

Bugger.. Kudo's to some great shots. Happy Fourth

Lin said...

I've got one who visits my backyard pond--you can have him!! I've resorted to putting in a fake one to scare him off. He's easy to get photos of! Hee! Hee!

Roan said...

Wonderful shot of the heron. I haven't been able to get a good shot, although I do keep trying.
Rubbish by Roan

NancyHoho said...

Haha from Hoho!! Maybe next Wed? I'll be in CT till Mon. Happy 4th. Enjoy the fireworks.

Pat said...

Lovely shots of this beautiful bird!

marijke said...

He did a good job being your model. A great shot Debbie.

Carole M. said...

what a great way to make for a lovely day out!

Ida said...

Great shots of the Heron. I think these are awesome looking birds.