They say that when you get kicked off of the horse, you should pick yourself up, dust your britches, and git after it again. So having said that, I did get back out for a little bit yesterday morning. There were high thin clouds, which I like for lighting, but cool and windy. The birds were a bit scarce, or in hiding, but I did get a nice shot of this Great Blue Heron. As you all know, the GBH is one of my favorite birds to photograph.
He was wading in the Middle Concho River on the opposite shore from where I was in my Ford Edge. I maneuvered the car along the bank and took the shot from my driver’s window, resting my Canon 7D and 500mm lens with a 1.4 tele-converter, on my Noodle. As you can see, the vegetation is starting to take on it’s winter ‘non-color’.
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Nice shot! I love their yellow eyes. So expressive.
Thanks a bunch, Shannon.
I’m impressed and jealous you’re already out and about. I only get every other weekend to escape to the great outdoors now and I miss it terribly! Thanks for bringing it to me. (:
I’m sorry that you can’t experience what I do. I appreciate that you enjoy my stuff. 🙂
So glad you are back in action, Bob. And what could be better than to be welcomed back by a Great Blue Heron.
Thanks, Dwynne, it’s great to be back. Thanks for the kind compliment. 🙂
A great photo, Bob – superb lighting and you have captured all the subtle colouring in his plumage. Beautiful!
Thank you so much for that glowing compliment, Jo. I appreciate it.
Love it bob, MJ
Great photo..the background and lighting is perfect..we have 2 foot of snow today..Yeah!!I have lots of juncos at the feeders..take care and stay well..
Thanks, Syl. No snow here yet. Still watching for the juncos. 🙂
Nice to have you back in the saddle, Bob. Beautiful GBHE in the standard “Look at me, I’m standing here” pose.
Thanks, Jim. Actually, I get tired a bit of that pose, but when it is all there is I’ll take the shot. 🙂
Excellent, Bob. Welcome back. And your winter non-color is much prettier than ours.
Thanks so much, Lisa. I am happy to be reading your comments. 🙂
Great shot as usual! I have to say that your Texas GBHs are far more handsome than our Michigan ones.
Thanks so much, Jerry. Maybe that is your imagination, our Great Blues being more handsome than Michigans. 🙂
Well, it has to be that your herons are more handsome, it’s either that, or I’m even a worse photographer than I would like to admit. 😉