Saturday, February 25, 2017

Saturday Critters ~ 167 ~

I saw this Great Blue Heron at Longwood Gardens - 
it was easy to photograph as it barely moved a muscle.
A crowd had gathered around the pond he was "fishing" in, 
I expected him to fly off but he stayed put and seemed to enjoy the attention.




I have never before seen a Heron in this pond at Longwood Gardens.
In my lifetime, I have never seen a Heron so comfortable,
in the presence of so many people.

Sharing today's images with 
Eileen at Viewing Nature With Eileen and 
Anni at I'd Rather Be Birdin 

27 comments:

  1. Nice photos.
    He never got spooked because he is professional model. ;)

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  2. It's gorgeous Debbie !! You made some great photos,
    Good weekend.
    Besos.

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  3. Well, Debbie, that's because you're the Bird Whisperer... those beautiful Swans passed the word on and your reputation precedes. Hugs :D)xx

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  4. Beautiful photos, Debbie. The brilliant orange on its lower beak is unexpected but beautiful

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  5. Beautiful and one of my favorites as you know! He/she is a juvenile, too. Some herons develop a tolerance for people (like at parks or busy lakes) while others never seem to.

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  6. Great opportunity Debbie for fantastic shots! He played the role perfectly!

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  7. I rarely ever see them outside of zoos

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  8. Gorgeous! I really enjoy your photos, Debbie. Always so clear and outstanding.

    xoxo

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  9. If he inhabits the gardens often, he is probably used to the people.
    We have 4 Sand Cranes that live year around here in the park. They aren't a bit afraid of us or our cars.

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  10. What a beauty!
    I think they are such majestic looking creatures.
    xo.

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  11. That is amazing! How nice to be there at just the right time to get such great photos!

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  12. Hello, Debbie! Your heron photos are beautiful. Great closeups. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  13. Amazing pictures. I need to send the Herons from around here, over there to get lessons in people skills.They take off as soon as I slow down the cargos not very many good shots for me.

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  14. They are a favorite of mine and you sure captured the beauty!

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  15. Wonderful, he is so beautiful :-)

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  16. As always you got some great shots of this unique bird. I really don't think I have ever personally seen one in this area. His colors are beautifl and you captured some great close-ups. Way to go girl! Hugs~

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  17. Very cool shots and neat to catch him with his mouth open. It is amazing how they get use to having people around in these gardens! Looks like it was a beautiful day to enjoy the garden!

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  18. I guess they're as variable as humans. so like a crowd, and then there's ... me. :)

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  19. I have been wanting to visit Longwood Gardens for years! You are so fortunate for being able to photograph this beautiful Blue Herron. I am glad he stayed for you so you could share!

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  20. He's a beauty and your photos of him are wonderful.

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  21. He is an absolute beauty - and so relaxed.
    Wonderful photographs

    All the best Jan

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  22. Amazing photos of the heron. I love it when 'firsts' happen when exploring nature.

    Thanks so much for participating at I'd rather b birdin this week! Your sharing is always appreciated.

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