Saturday, June 11, 2016

Saturday Critters ~ 130 ~

As I have mentioned before,
the hubs is walking every night at our very own Brick Reservoir.
I tag along, I sit on a bench, I knit and watch the sunset.
On Thursday night, I was on the phone with my sister as we arrived.
Heading toward my bench, I spotted a Great Blue Heron.
I had the camera, but of course, I had the wrong lens.
I hung up on my sister, sorry Kathy, hurried back to the car,
switched the lens, hurried back and can you believe...
it was still there!

The Great Blue Heron
I took probably 20 images, that all looked just like this.

Then there was a little movement,

I just loved those pretty white feathers on his/her back.

Soon after, we had lift off and I was ready.

Toes pointed, wings spread...

wings down...

their wing span is incredible!!

I almost didn't go tonight, I was thinking about staying home.
The moral of the story,
never stay home and always have both lenses!

June 9, 2016

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30 comments:

  1. Hanging up the phone and scrambling for the correct lens was well worth the effort.

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  2. Absolutely stunning, Debbie! The light is perfect & well done capturing his take off!

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  3. Hello Debbie, these are all fantastic images of the GB Heron. I always enjoy watching them, so glad you had your camera. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Wow!
    Your photo's just get better and better.
    These are just out of this world ...

    Good wishes for the weekend

    All the best Jan

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  5. Such stunning grace, they always make me stop and pause. Beautiful creature and you sure know how to show it's lovely movements!

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  6. just beautiful. love the eye in the first and the way the sun shines thru his/her beak in the next few.

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  7. Fantastic photos of a wonderful bird!
    I love to watch them, and probably post too many photos of them on my blog.
    Your photos are really great!

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  8. Wow!
    Your photo's just get better and better.
    These are just out of this world ...

    Good wishes for the weekend

    All the best Jan

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  9. Nice shots of one of my favorites! Good job having both lenses, too! :-)

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  10. Just beautiful Debbie, I am so glad you decided to go with Chuck and get these pictures.
    I see them flying overhead at dusk. I always marvel how they fly with their little toes pointed and having perfect posture. I am so glad you got such good pictures of his feathers and his take off.

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  11. Simply gorgeous. I love these, Debbie~so glad you went with hubs. :)

    xoxo

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  12. Absolutely perfect pictures.
    Debbie, you're a great photographer.
    Greetings:)

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  13. Debbie, he/she is just gorgeous!
    I especially love the photographs with those pointed toes.
    Happy day to you!

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  14. amen to that.. I can't tell you how many times I have spied something off my balcony that I would love to take a picture of only to realize my camera is in my office, rooms away.

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  15. Lindo e bela sequência de imagens.
    Um abraço e um bom fim de semana.

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    1. translated: Gorgeous and beautiful sequence of images. A hug and a good weekend.

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  16. beautiful,beautiful shots,my mouth is always wide open in awe at these large birds,thanks for sharing,phyllis

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  17. Wow, great shots!! Lucky you. I love herons!

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  18. Amazing pictures.Yes,better to go and not see anything special than to wish you had been there.

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  19. these is a wonderul evening light on this lovely hern in your shots Debbie.

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  20. Gorgeous captures of the heron! I hope your sister wasn't too mad. :-)

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  21. Greg has done that a few times, planned on taking a certain picture so had one type of lens and then got there and wished he had his other one. That is so cool he waited around for you to get the right lens and you captured his take off just perfectly!! I do love to see their wings come out for take off, you just can't imagine they are going to be as big as they are :)

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  22. Beautiful images! I'm certainly glad he waited for you to get the correct lens.

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