Saturday, January 03, 2009

Little Blue Heron



No trip to Florida would be complete without spending time viewing its incredible birdlife. With the main focus of my recent trip being the wedding of our son Chad, I was unsure of how much time I could devote to wildlife photography. Upon our arrival, I soon ascertained that he and Sandy were quite busy wrapping up last minute details allowing me considerable time to pursue wildlife photography.

I decided to concentrate on the Florida prairie country south of Kissimmee. Internet research had revealed Joe Overstreet Road to be an excellent destination and I was not to be disappointed. This area proved to be an excellent place to locate many of the long legged wading birds along with Sandhill Cranes, the rare and endangered Whooping Cranes, Bald Eagles, and many more species.

This photograph is of a Little Blue Heron flying over Lake Kissimmee, photo taken from the air-boat launching area at Joe Overstreet.

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24 comments:

Teena in Toronto said...

Wow! Great action shot!

I played too :)

Natural Moments said...

Beautiful Capture. I havn't had the opportunity to see this bird yet. We spend most of our time on the West Coast, but I had a nice vacation to Florida once too. I would be fun to experience Florida throught the Lens of Birding.

spookydragonfly said...

Excellant in flight capture! You have a great blog here, I've enjoyed my visit! By the way...Congrats on your new daughter-in-law!

kayleen said...

Beautiful photo of a Little blue. thanks for sharing

Anna said...

Very nice. I'm glad you got the chance to get out.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Outstanding photograph! Excellent capture... I would be extremely proud of this shot.
~Michele~

photowannabe said...

Stunning capture of the bird in flight. The blues and greys make the composition perfect.

Kathy said...

That's neat you were able to find a bit of time to take some great pictures. LOL I don't think my new little digital camera would come even close to taking shot like this. Great pictures of the wedding.

Mimi said...

Amazing shot!

Here's wishing you a wonderful 2009!

i beati said...

i see them daily in or near my yard. Good shot low flyer Sandy

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Great capture Coy. I think I should put Florida down on my list for my next visit. It seems as if it is great for birding.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh boy...beautiful photo..I love how the legs just look as if they are flowing backwards...

Grammy said...

Great shot. I saw some Blue Heron at th lake today. It was eagle viewing week end at bagnel dam. I saw 1 eagle but 300mm was not a big enough lens to get a great photo.

gina said...

wonderful capture! herons are some of my favorite birds.

Tootie said...

Really a neat photo of the heron. :-) Very nice wedding photos too.

imac said...

Love that capture Salty, also great shot of your sons wedding to Sandy, I think this kind of shot is is also great, when Julie and I photograph a wedding (we have shot 4 up to now) I do the formal ones and Julie does shots from the side and catching the crowd, and the reports we have got back is that they all love this idea.

Thanks for the wonderful comment on Gull n Boat.

June said...

Wonderful picture...I know how difficult it is to get a shot like this!

Kerri said...

Fabulous capture!!

Ken Conger Photography said...

Coy sounds like it has been an awesome week. Congrats on the wedding, looks like the weather cooperated. Look forward to seeing your other Overstreet shots. I visited briefly last month, especially looking for the Whoopers, but did not have the success it sounds like you had. Blue Skies.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great captured, Salty. It is amazing how this bird curl its neck while flying.
Have a nice week.

Karen said...

Nice action shot !!

Ice Pony Goddess said...

Beautiful!

Misty Dawn said...

You never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous photos. This is yet another of your photos which take my breath away.

fishing guy said...

Salty: Another beautiful capture.