Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tricolored Tuesday #2

Continuing on with my tricolored heron series from early December. "Hunter" was a treat to watch as he captured meal after meal. Sometimes it was difficult for me to see that he had caught something, especially if it was small, so I wasn't always focused on his prey. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed observing his deliberate, animated hunting style.



I wonder if spreading his wings was a way to cut the glare to see his catch better...seems likely.





"The love for all living creatures is the most notable attribute of man."
Charles Darwin

Linking with Our World Tuesday.

30 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Love your series of the gorgeous herons, Gail!

Beth Edwards said...

so graceful. love those legs - bright yellow. ( :

Shug said...

Good morning Gail....
He certainly is a handsome thing. He was on a mission and you did an excellent job in capturing the entire ordeal. Glad he found himself a (tasty) meal...
Talented photography!! Ya'll stay warm today...It's cold here in East Texas!!
hugs

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Excellent! I love the second one, with the reflection.

Stephanie said...

I love it when you're able to get a photo of the fish in the bird's mouth! I do feel bad about the poor fishy, but it makes such a great shot :)

Hugs to you!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

What a great set of images, Gail. Love them all; but the spread-wing shot, complete with reflection, is especially wonderful.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my gosh...I think I love the spread wings and the reflection most of all!! Wow.

And as for naming him? That's funny. Bud does the same with the GBHs....he had them all named with "H" names also. Hector, Hector Jr, Heathcliff, Henry etc.

Karen said...

A busy fellow! Marvellous captures, the reflection shot is awesome!

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig mooi een mooie serie geworden

R. Mac Wheeler said...

I particularly loved the mirrored, arched wing. Love nature

Barbara Shallue said...

These are awesome, especially the reflections!

Kerry said...

Fantastic photos, Gail. You have such patience. And what a telephoto you must have! Maybe a tripod too, to get this clarity?
I love watching wading birds hunt for fish; they're amazing.

Starla said...

Incredible photos! I REALLY need to step out of my little box and push myself in photography!! Your photos are so inspiring!

Starla said...

Incredible photos! I REALLY need to step out of my little box and push myself in photography!! Your photos are so inspiring!

Madge Bloom said...

Wow they are gorgeous! Your focus is spot on...

Kim Stevens said...

Beautiful again, and love the ones with the reflections!!

TexWisGirl said...

fabulous! the reflections are gorgeous and i LOVE the 'umbrella' shot!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It takes patience to be a heron -- and even more to photograph the whole hunt! So beautiful.

(This "Southern" weather is crazy right now for sure.)

Ela said...

What a beauty !
Wonderful pictures and recflections
Greetings

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love this series of pictures. The reflections are perfect.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

He's a handsome and elegant fellow. Devil-May-care attitude too. Dianne

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Crazy interesting birds. Their throats look just as if they are cut and bleeding a bit. {that decoration that is} Thanks for your fun comments and interests in my blog! You are so dang cute!!!

Mitzi said...

such amazing creatures aren't they? Love their colors...great shots!

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful heron! Gorgeous shots, Gail!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous photos! I just love their colors! Really nice!

Linda R said...

Keep them coming my friend. I never get tired of seeing these shots. They really are amazing shots.

Hugs~

Linda said...

Marvelous photographs! Love the reflections.

ladyfi said...

A wonderful series!

catskillblogger said...

So graceful.

Helma said...


Someday I hope to get even for my lens :-) this beautiful purple heron