Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tricolored Tuesday #3

Two weeks after the first set of shots, I returned to the golf course to see if my favorite heron was still there. Lucky me, there was Hunter in all his glory. He is such a gracious model. :)

No sound came out. I think he was just exercising his jaw in preparation for the next meal.


Hunter seems to have a good working relationship with the golfers.

This is not cropped; I was pretty darn close.


What wings are to a bird,
and sails to a ship,
so is prayer to the soul.
Corrie Ten Boom

Thank you all for your words of wisdom and support on yesterday's post. I am deeply grateful. The melancholy will pass, I'm sure.

Linking to Our World Tuesday.

33 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Herons; they are gorgeous and yet...they're a curious mixture of dignity and comedy.

Stewart M said...

Great set of shots - and you must have been close!

Being in the ocean this evening was even better than the first days - possibly due to it being over 112 degrees!! Way to hot!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

R. Mac Wheeler said...

Hunter is a noble name for a gor-jus creature

Beth Edwards said...

wow, i love the shot of his feathers all spiked up ... wild! i am shocked that he is not scared of the golf cart rolling by. ( :

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Great captures of a very majestic bird :)

EG CameraGirl said...

What a brave heron Hunter is! The Corrie Ten Boom quote is sooo comforting.

Indrani said...

Whoa! The last pic! You got a good catch like it. :)

Shug said...

Corrie Ten Boom....her life was a life lived for the Lord.

Awesome photos of this guy...do you think he was showing out for the camera? Great photos...
Hope your day is warm and filled with laughter..
hugs,
shug

TexWisGirl said...

so incredibly beautiful!!!

Karen said...

Great shots! He must be fairly "tame". Love the catch of the day!

Karen said...

Great shots! He must be fairly "tame". Love the catch of the day!

Kim Stevens said...

Beautiful, I just love the tri-colored herons. Love the beautiful colors you got in the water reflections!

don said...

I'm glad this Heron was so cooperative and posed so well. Excellent series of fine pictures.

hootnonny said...

Hope Hunter has a significant other!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW!!! These are spectacular.Keeping you in my prayers.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I think Hunter must like you!

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldige serie vooral met zijn maaltijd.

DeniseinVA said...

Wow, you got some amazing close-ups Gail. Truly a magnificent bird!

Camila Rafaela Felippi said...

Wonderful! Are you the photographer?
The nature and the animals are always amazing!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I think you left him speechless! Dianne

Wally Jones said...

Definitely one of my favorite water birds! Each one seems to have a distinct personality.

Nicely photographed!

Hilary said...

Gail, these are just incredible. That last shot is perfect!

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful bird!

eileeninmd said...

Gail, gorgeous bird and awesome photos!

Donna said...

He is stunning...just love these birds

Sallie Rainville said...

You caught him catching lunch! I love when thet stretch their necks like that..look like a different bird!

Sallie Rainville said...

You caught him catching lunch! I love when thet stretch their necks like that..look like a different bird!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I think he was getting ready to tell you to get lost, but he suddenly remembered his mama's admonition to say nothing if he couldn't say anything nice, which left him with an open mouth but nothing coming out.

These are spectacular images. I'm so glad you went back and ignored the golf course rules again. Did you get any video of the hunting dance?

Brian King said...

Fantastic! These are such great looking birds! Nice work!

Amy Burzese said...

Love him! Jaw stretching at it's finest.

Linda R said...

Loving every one of these shots. Your photos are so awesome my friend. Keep them coming...

Hugs~

catskillblogger said...

Absolutely stunning shots of the heron.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

think I have caught up Gail!! Love the shot of the heron scratching his neck!! I ALWAYS enjoy visiting you!!