Sunday, March 15, 2009

Great Blue Heron in flight at Lake Seminole Park

The Great Blue Heron were already building their nest in mid February at Lake Seminole Park.This Great Blue Heron took flight and I almost missed it.

I love the shot when he was beginning to land.
He did not stay on the old tree long. He went into a tree right above him. At this location I could not see the nest (if there was one) due to the curve around the pond and this area is fenced off. Notice his foot, he is fixing to take off into the tree. It was almost as if he just jumped up into the tree.
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17 comments:

Kallen305 said...

Great heron photos! They are such hard birds for me to photograpy. Love the wing span on them.

Meems said...

Hi Leedra,
I apologize it has taken me so long to get over here from your kind comments on my Florida blog. I've perused through some past posts and can see we are kindred in our love of birds and photography of all things in nature.

The Great Blue Heron is one of my favorites. They are not shy and will walk along the same shoreline with us humans.

Love your 'flight' photos.

You might be interested in this post where I caught one eating a fish when we were at Captiva Island last year.

Meems @ For the Love of Florida

Mildred said...

Such majestic birds and what wonderful photos. Hope you have a good day.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You captured some amazing shots of the Heron.I think the last one is my favorite.
Blessings,Ruth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow--- these are the ones I especially like, Leedra--especially the ones in flight. The 2nd one is probably my fav.--but they are all good.

Hugs,
Betsy

dAwN said...

I love this series. and the last one is especially cool

Jan said...

Wonderful series, I feel as if I'm soaring along with him.

Shellmo said...

You got that heron in that classic "S" pose - love it!!!

Red said...

How fun! I have yet to get a good picture of a great blue... I've seen them several times, but they play hide and seek with me or are flying and those are still hit or miss for me.

Susie said...

In addition to this being such a majestic bird these photos are gorgeous. Love the last one!

Darla said...

Great flight shots Leedra.

George said...

These are great pictures, especially of the heron in flight (or landing).

Willard said...

You captured the heron quite well. I like both the flying shots and the one where he is posing.

Pam said...

Awesome photos. I just love the ones in flight.

Mary said...

These are wonderful and show their beautiful wings so well! I wish I could get good flight shots. I'm too slow and never get focused.

Leedra said...

Mary - The flight photos were alot easier with the old manual focus 35mm cameras. It is getting a little better, but as Red commented it seems to be hit or miss. Sure don't have time to set it at manual, and manual is harder with the digital camera. Don't use manual very much, and not on action at all.

Rose said...

Wonderful shots! I love them all.

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