Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Great Blue Heron

Last weekend I saw this beautiful Great Blue Heron patiently waiting for his dinner outside the Cambridge Mill.

There is something about these wonderfully majestic birds that intrigues me.  I'm fortunate to be able to enjoy them at our cottage, by the pond near our home and out on various explorations while cycling, etc. and yet I just never get tired  of watching them!

They always make me smile too, as I recall the one that used to visit my parent's backyard to steal the koi from Dad's pond.  Dad finally made a wonderful wooden model of a heron and put it by the pond as a decoy to ward off the real one.













"3112" texture compliments of Kim Klassen.

Linking up with Our World TuesdayTexture Tuesday, and Sweet Shot Tuesday.

26 comments:

  1. they're a majestic heron Linda; great photos

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    1. Thanks Carol. They are incredible. I especially love seeing them in flight.

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  2. Wow wow wow! Beautiful shots!

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    1. Thanks. I probably should have been taking more shots of the bride and groom, but this guy just caught my eye and wouldn't let go. :o)

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  3. Nice capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Thanks Gary. Funny to think this was shot right in the centre of Cambridge, a rather large city.

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  4. Linda the pictures are wonderful. I've never seen such a beautiful close up. I would love this in a fibre art piece. Maybe you'll be inspired to do a rendition. I always thought it would be great to see a triptych of a photo, painting & fibre. But I'm not a great photographer or painter. lol

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    1. Thanks Leah. I have been toying with doing some birds after seeing your's, Judy's and Kit's. They're so inspiring!

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  5. Love the texture of the water in the background.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thank you Stewart. Hope you're having a great week.

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  6. Lovely photos. Thanks for visiting mine!

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  7. wow! fantastic capture. such a regal creature. love the look of the textured water.

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    1. Thanks Kelly. They are incredible creatures!

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  8. They are such powerful birds, I always think they look so proud of themselves

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Thanks Molly. Yes, they do look proud of themselves.

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  9. Beautiful photos of a very pretty bird!

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  10. Wonderful. I hope you have some photos of the decoy your father made. Great idea.

    Earl

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    1. Thanks Earl. I don't have photos of the decoy, but it now lives up at our cottage. We ended up with it when my parents moved to a condo, and now that Dad is no longer with us that heron is an especially great keepsake.

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  11. Oh my goodness -- that's a wow wee of a camera shot -- I have been hoping to capture a "Blue Heron", We have them around here along the river.. but have not captured one -- Your shots are each stunning and clear with rich color tones -- great uses of the texture..
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks! You would have loved this guy. He stayed in that spot for over an hour!

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  12. Wow he is so beautiful - a great capture.

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  13. I am with you 100% Linda, they are so captivating :). You capture them in all their magnificence. Bravo and thank you for sharing them at our party.
    Have a great weekend,
    BiTi
    http://www.pret-a-vivre.com/2013/06/my-crane-and-lets-waltz.html

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