Sunday, March 02, 2008

Take-Off


Nestled in the heart of Lakeland, Florida is Lake Parker; a 2,200 acre lake surrounded by native vegetation. Lake Parker Park, a 100.5 acre city park provides waterfront access to the beautiful wildlife filled marshes. The abundant birdlife here is habituated to human presence providing the photographer with an exceptional opportunity to photograph the birds in their natural setting.


This Tricolored Heron was busily engaged in fishing. Although not a sharp photograph, I find the motion depicted in this photograph appealing.

13 comments:

Sharon said...

I like this photo. Herons are interesting birda and I think this was a good capture! Thanks for sharing.

ASH's Eye said...

Mmmmm. I can't wait to see all your birds! We were at Middle Creek today, and now I have a bad case of bird fever :)

Sounds like you all had a great time, glad that your travels were safe!

Misty Dawn said...

This is a fantastic capture!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Yes, appealing indeed.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Salty
Herons can be a right pain at times to capture. This is a great shot, the motions is shown off well here, not just the wings but the feet and the trail of water as they have left the water is stunning. The head and nect tucking back for flight as well.
A great Florida Counrty Capture.. :O)

oldmanlincoln said...

This is a neat shot. I like it a lot.

Lori said...

I like the position of the wings and feet...I can almost feel its motion.

Did I tell you my daughter is coming to Florida in May? I believe they're going to Daytona Beach (Senior trip)

Kerri said...

Fabulous! Love the water trailing during take off...WOW!

Meggie said...

Appealing? It's downright beautiful the way you captured its wings with that flapping type motion and the stream of water coming off its feet...spectacular!

imac said...

Well captured Salty, interesting info.

photowannabe said...

I really like the feet just coming out of the water and the flow of the wings.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

How beautiful! We have many Great Blue Herons here in town. We startled one in the marsh before (we didn't know each other was there)! They really do look rather majestic!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

PS - I'm so glad Mrs. Salty liked the earrings! Her note to me was very sweet! =)