Friday, November 19, 2010

Dinner At The Lake

As I left the park this past Sunday I stopped by the lake just in time to see this majestic fellow having dinner. He walked ever so slowly toward something only he could see. I love his long thin legs and neck and how they stretch and bend ...




I couldn't see what he caught, just the ripples as he snapped it out of the water ...



And then he glided over toward the darker shadows created by the impending sunset ...


He never looked at me and I stood as still as possible. It was magic.

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27 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

Those are such excellent shots! Great find. So elegant and other-worldly those birds always seem to me.

Love,
Gina

J Bar said...

Wonderful shots.

Sylvia K said...

Incredible captures, Dianne! What a gorgeous bird! You did indeed out do yourself today! Fantastic! Have a great weekend! Hugs to you and Hope!

Sylvia

Hilary said...

Herons are one of my favourite birds. It's is Frank's number one winged creature. Beautiful shots, Dianne. I absolutely love the last one. The colours, light and reflection are amazing!

Rambling Woods said...

Wow..these are fantastic photos Dianne...what a treat...he probably got a fish, a frog or even a small rodent if there aren't fish around. Love these birds......Michelle

Rambling Woods said...

PS....not that the rodent was in the water...unless he had a life jacket on....

Lisa (Mountain Photog) said...

Wow! Fantastic shots! They look like lovely Japanese paintings. I love Herons, they're so graceful and beautiful. It's so neat that you got to spend time watching one fish!

Debby said...

And magical shots. Just beautiful, all of them. I especially love the last one. have a great weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love great blue herons! Sometimes they stand so still for so long -- it was magic (and/or patience) that you got to see him in so many poses. Lovely photos.

We Love LUNA said...

Bonjour sweet Dianne!
This sequence is so interesting, you are lucky to find this beuatiful little friend there!
the last picture is full of poetry, a perfect postcard!
purrs and love
Luna
( WE love LUNA )

Rebecca said...

I love those birds, but they can be jumpy of they catch sight of you.

Gattina said...

Beautiful ! you could use them as a postcard !

SouthernSass said...

Great capture! I have YET to see one up close - still searching!

ladyfi said...

Wow - fabulous shots, especially that last one. Pure magic!

VioletSky said...

Lovely shots, all of them. It amazws me how they can be for such long periods, then suddenly move with such speed.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful sequence of shots.

Springman said...

Great Heron shot! What a tough light to deal with.

flutietootie said...

Nice photo. I love the silhouette like effect of the birds reflection on the water.

Gine said...

Très belle série, mais j'aime spécialement la dernière photo !

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful reflection shots of the Heron.

magiceye said...

absolutely brilliant shots!!

Vicky said...

oh they are so lovely photos!love them all! you must be having a great time taking them :)

EG Wow said...

Fantastic shots, Dianne!

Daryl said...

Superb!!!!!

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Wonderful crane shots. I spotted one last summer. I got quite a kick out of it. Did you know whooping cranes are protected?

Thanks for the visit. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

faith said...

Thanks for sharing the magic! Loved the fall photos as well. Beautiful!!

jabblog said...

Wonderful sequence! I find myself holding my breath at such times!
I like your later post with the seasonal displays - great stuff:-)