Sunday, September 23, 2012

Capture the Heron


I visit my mother at her apartment and we like to check out the pond to see what kind of water fowl might be visiting for the day. The one we like to see the most is the Blue Heron.

While it rests to the side of the bank we check it out first.
When it senses us near it will take that ever so slow walk away and hide.

The other day I was able to capture it before it left the pond.
Although it did see me and turned away, it took me 3 tries to get
some good pictures.  Hiding by the house to sneak a picture of a bird found me laughing to myself.

 Doesn't it look like he's looking at me and saying "Not Again"
                          This is my sneak attack standing by the house.

And at last he headed to the far side of the pond.  I felt it was time to let him rest till the next time I plan my attack.

Maybe a tripod will help to get a closer pic.  So hard to hold the camera still and hope to get a clear shot.

It was a good day to be birdwatching. 

Maybe I'll capture him dancing on the ice next time.

God Bless.


  1. You are one great, sneaky, photographer. I loved the photos. You "done" good!!

    1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog.
      Hope you enjoyed it and will return.

  2. Hi Teresa ~ thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and saying that you liked my bird bath. I've tried photographing herons too, and it's pretty tricky, isn't it? Seems something is always "spooking" them! You can barely get close enough to take a picture.

    1. Yes it was a trick but enjoyed the challenge.