Monday, December 16, 2013

In and around the lake

More shots from LSU Lakes in mid-November.
Great egret

Great egrets on golf course. They reminded me of lawn ornaments.

I stalked this poor green heron from one end of the lake to the other.

I think he was ready to take out a restraining order on me. :/



This snowy was causing quite a ruckus.

Synchronized grooming session.

37 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

I smiled when I red you had stalked the Green Heron, my favourite bird. I do the same thing as I can't seem to take enough photos of them. Really nice photos or warmer days, Gail!

Andy said...

Superb photos. You even gave some of your time to the lowly pigeon.

Buttons said...

What a wonderfully talented funny stalker you are Gail. These are incredible. Hug B

Beth Edwards said...

you make me giggle - when you said you were stalking a bird. i wonder how you did that? usually for me i am not quiet enough. even if i am really really quiet. ha. ha!! ( :

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful!!! The sunlight on the synchronized groomers is awesome. And you managed to capture the green heron's crest. That too is awesome, I have yet to be lucky enough to get that feature in a photo!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the picture of the Heron landing on the log. Great shot!!

Pam :) said...

You capture the most amazing shots through patients and perseverance. Thanks for sharing :)

Pallavi said...

Such beautiful pictures Gail! You have probably heard me say this a thousand times, but seriously your pictures are always so amazing! You need to be on Nat Geo :)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I love these. Patience and perseverance really do pay off. That first photo, of the snowy egret taking off, is really wonderful. And the one of the green heron landing on the log made me smile. It looked like he was using every feather he had in that shot. :)

Barb Brookbank said...

You get the most stunning bird images!

Melissa said...

Looks like a beautiful spot to visit if you're a bird! I just love green herons; they have so many wonderful expressions and shapes they make, and they have one of the best bird hairdos too!

TexWisGirl said...

the egrets are stunning! but i LOVE that first green heron shot with his crest raised! AWESOME!!!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

So you are the Bird Stalker? Sounds like he title of a movie. Dianne

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Absolutely beautiful action shots!! Your green heron looks like a king fisher as he was landing!! But defiantly a heron when standing normal.
Always wonderful shots!! Fun shots today!

don said...

A very effective series of bird shots including some action, flight and grooming that is somewhat funny.
Very good post.

R. Mac Wheeler said...


nice shots

your patience shows

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots - love that egret in flight!

DeniseinVA said...

I wouldn't mind one of those lawn ornaments in my garden :) Fabulous shots Gail, a real treat to see.

juani espejo jurado said...

Son unas imágenes espectaculares
Un gran saludo de un seguidor fiel
Desde Doña Mencia (CORDOBA)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the heron shot - so cool. All the birds are gorgeous!

I don't know why your posts haven't been showing up in my feed lately. I saw you comment on someone else's post and came over to say hi. Probably some weird blogger glitch.

Scott said...

These are some beautiful birds you've captured here. I really love the green heron coming in for a landing with his wings flared. I visited your Sunset that you left the URL on and added a link back to the now repaired tutorial on how to leave a link in a comment.

Evelyn S. said...

I just marvel at the fabulous bird images you record, Gail! And those egrets.....what a beautiful bird!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

AMAZING pictures.

Richard Pegler said...

Wonderful images - every one- Gail, but that first Green Heron image is one of the best bird images that I've seen for a long while. It's got everything: action, composition, detail, light, drama. It's an absolute Wow!!!

bailey-road.com said...

I love the shot of the frustrated heron.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous egrets and I love the cool Green heron. Awesome photos!

Brian King said...

Yeah, the Green Heron shots are my favorites!!! Love the first one...that made me laugh! Beautiful photos!

Wally Jones said...

Loved all the images!

Looks like you had a good day on the golf course - even got a couple of -- "birdies". :)

Rosemary Aubut said...

Beautiful shots Gail! Loved them all especially the green heron!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Whoa! I love that last photo with their necks in a knot, my gosh!

Oh, nope that is a square scarf folded in a triangle and with the ends tied in back and looped over me little bean. Not an infinity. I only have one infinity and it is too general and I don't like wearing it much. But I do love wearing scarves especially when they are $1-$2 buckeroos.

Non-thrift-shop scarves are soooooooooo expensive.

Hilary said...

I'm glad you played stalker.. that green heron shot is simply stunning.

Karen said...

Excellent shots Gail. Love the Heron!

Indrani said...

Whoa! fantastic shots!
You are a great photographer.

Marika said...

Oh my! I'm first time visiting in here your blog and this is to gorgeus! Unbelievable beautiful pictures, I love them! Started to following this ♥

I love all nature's beauty from the bottom of my heart. It makes me speechles.

Anvilcloud said...

What a nice set of photos. Gotta love that last grooming one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful pictures -- the egrets in that first shot of them do look like statues~ Green herons always look slightly demented to me..something about those eyes. You are a good stalker! Thanks for sharing all.

Helma said...

Especially the herons I love. The egret but the purple heron and the cattle egret. Beautiful to see!