Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Great Blue Heron in Flight

A Great Blue Heron can appear awkward when taking flight



During flight these impressive birds are transformed into a study of poise and grace



This is the same heron displayed in yesterday’s post photographed when I approached too close for its comfort with the boat.


14 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fantastic photography.Yes,these birds are graceful in flight.

Happy Days said...

I love the top photo - I find myself holding my breath and tightning up trying to help him get going!! lol They are graceful once they get going. Thank you for your kind words...debbie

Leedra said...

Smooth sailing after they get going.

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Montanagirl said...

Wonderful shots of the Heron. I just went to the basement today and got on my Dell computer, which has a ton of photos from prior years on it. I sent a bunch of my Heron shots up to my iMac upstairs. I'm inspired to post a few of them now! You do a great job. Did you say you use the Canon 100-400 lens?

Bird Girl said...

You are so right about the Heron flight - it is my favorite for beauty and grace - just like watching a ballet when you see them fly a distance!

fishing guy said...

Salty: Wonderfully captured in flight. You are lucky he let you get this close.

photowannabe said...

Poetry in motion Salty.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Nice shots Salty. The second one is my fav. Blue Skies.

Bradley Myers said...

Great photos Coy, I agree with the previous post about close up photography and maybe missing the best shot that includes more.

Loved you white tail photos jumping over the fence, I am just glad he made it.

Meggie said...

Saw three great blues this morning on my walk around the lake. Quite a wingspan they have! I'll have to go back and see if I can get a few shots. I love the clarity of color/white in its face...great shot, Salty!

Beautiful Creation said...

Incredible photos!

Chris said...

The first shot is very dynamic even if they take all their time to take off... This is a very nice serie of a bird I have never seen.

Kelly said...

I love herons and these photos are wonderful. I love the blue in his wings and the sharpness of the second photo.

lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful capture with the wings spread out.