So what an unbelievable pleasure for this budding birder to have before me the sights of the Venice Rookery. A privileged look into the nursery of the Great Blue Heron!
Now it's time for World Bird Wednesday
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Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and rare shots! Those have got to be some of the ugliest babies I've ever seen!ReplyDelete
You really have captured the inherent magic of this species.ReplyDelete
Such wonderful action shots with feathers flying. Fabulous!
I believe I've never seen the Great Blue Heron as beautiful as in these shots. The capture in the middle is amazing!ReplyDelete
My heron rookery photos won't match yours, but my video shows some interesting behavior.ReplyDelete
I am spellbound by these. Simply awe-inspiring!ReplyDelete
These are so awesome, Springman! It has to be so amazing to experience the interaction of the families at such a close distance. I love that there is a tiny youngster in each of your shots here too!ReplyDelete
Excellent captures Springman. A stunning set.ReplyDelete
What fun to see the intimate behavior of pairs and with chicks too...Wonderful photos-so crisp and close--great detail to the feathers..and eyes!ReplyDelete
Good morning and Happy World Bird Wednesday! Yes, it is Wednesday in Australia already. No Continentilism(?)here at WBW.ReplyDelete
Suzanne and I are on the shores of Lake Michigan today enjoying the views of the ice mass along the shore. Later tonight we are going to see James Taylor in Grand Rapids.
Hey Texwisgirl, Yep, Those babies are ugly and from what I understand their lazy too. Apparently they don't leave the nest until they're kicked out!
Arija, These wonderful birds are magical. I'm used to seeing them in drabber regalia.
JM, Thank you Sir. I can't wait to see where your taking us this week. You are the world!
Thanks Mike! Can't wait to see your video!
Mr.Pat, You simply must go to Florida some spring and see these places. There is no telling what images your phenomenal lens would bring home! Good eye on the little ones too, you must have double clicked!
They are so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Amazing shots of the great blues together. It's not often you see them in mating mode.ReplyDelete
Totally awesome photos! Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Excellent shots of the herons, really beautiful!ReplyDelete
that heron is so beautiful and the shots perfect. A rare moment indeed.ReplyDelete
Lovely images of your beautiful Herons. Great to witness.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos of the Great Blue Heron. I have seen one but not that close.ReplyDelete
Great photos Springman. I always think that Herons are one of the least suited birds to nest in trees but they seem to manage ok.ReplyDelete
Fantastic shots of the GB Heron! It is really cool them see them interacting with each other. Great captures.ReplyDelete
The second photo is so special...it gave me goose-bumps!ReplyDelete
Beautiful insight into the family life of the Great Blue Heron! Marvelous captures!ReplyDelete
Fabulous beauty and elegance! Perfect photos!ReplyDelete
Excellent shots of this magnificent bird. Sometimes looking prehistoric. MBReplyDelete
Gorgeous and very well captured. Very impressed to see how these is done. Learning a lot by your pictures.ReplyDelete
Have a nice day.
Stunning shots, Springman! The bird in the first pic seems to have a very crop, ready to feed the youngster. I have never seen Great Blues with their crest erected and their plumes spread out like this in the 2nd and 3rd pic. Beautiful, beautiful!! These birds by the way are not at all shy where I live. They lose that once they get used to people, I guess.ReplyDelete
You are definitely challenging...oh, I mean encouraging me to get out there with the herons again and get some better shots! Great photos- as always!ReplyDelete
My heartbeats stopped for a while looking at the beauty of those great blue herons!ReplyDelete
I have shared this post on StumbleUpon.
Those heron pictures are truly amazing!ReplyDelete
I came back to tell you I gave your blog an award yesterday. Please stop by and pick it up. I ADORE your blog and wanted to share it with as many folks as I could... :)ReplyDelete