Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tricolored Tuesday #6

Rolling right along with my December 1st tricolored heron expedition. Fun times!




I got several shots of him like this, wings spread. This is probably the last one like this that I will post.

Wait! How'd he end up in here? I think this white pelican was copying the heron's fishing moves.
Billy Graham's Life Wisdom quote:
The one BADGE of Christianity is not orthodoxy but LOVE.

Sharing with Our World Tuesday and Wild Bird Wednesday.

44 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

For some odd reason, when I see these photos Madonna's 'Vogue' begins playing in my head.

"Strike a pose..."

Buttons said...

Oh Gail the beauty leaves me speechless. Hug B

Optimistic Existentialist said...

His neck is as long as a giraffe's!!

Nancy's Notes said...

What stunning photographs! Oh my heavens, that is one long neck!!

Kittie Howard said...

Gorgeous, Gail, gorgeous! I knew the neck was long but didn't realize it was that long. Wow! The photo with the reflection would make a great puzzle photo.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've never seen a white pelican taking that stance before...
Great images, as always, Gail

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig zoals je zijn gedrag gevold hebt .

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

He does have interesting coloration!

Michelle said...

That is one, long neck!

Karen said...

Terrific shots Gail, love the reflections. He's a gorgeous bird!

TexWisGirl said...

the last one made me laugh! LOVE the 3rd shot with that strut and curved neck!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful shots! Oh how I love herons!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

All super shots, but I love that last two!

don said...

A fine series of this gorgeous bird. His many colors adds to the interest for sure. well done.

Anvilcloud said...

I like the long-necked sort of comedic look of the first photo.

Evelyn S. said...

I can't get over that long skinny neck! Add it to that long skinny bill.... one long skinny bird! :-)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The pelican made me laugh. He was definitely a surprise. That must be a pretty big pond and/or well stocked with fish.

The photos of Hunter are amazing. I love the way he's eyeing you in the first one. The third is also a beauty. And you never have to be afraid that we'll tire of the spread-wing shots...although maybe the other end would be preferable.

Indrani said...

Very well framed with the reflections.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Such an impressive wing span.

Carol L McKenna said...

Creative and colorful nature photos for OWT !

carol, xxx
www.acreativeharbor.com

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Wow, thats great shots. I’m in love with wild birds. Thanks 4 sharing in the project.
Happy evening, Wieczora (◔‿◔)| My photoblog

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the wide spread wing shot ... that is my favorite pose. you get to see all the beautiful colors. what a pretty bird. & a show off too. don't they realize they have a reflection. i bet the fish are screaming now. swimming away as fast as they can. sending alerts as they go. ha. ha!! ( :

Shug said...

Fabulous reflections in these photos. I've never really paid much attention to water foul until seeing all of your photos....I have truly missed a lot of beauty over the years. Amazing how fascinating they can be...
Y'all keep warm...we have another cool front coming.

DeniseinVA said...

What fun these photos are, gorgeous shots!

hootnonny said...

Looks like the good times rolled. Wish you'd track down the snowy owls while they are lost in America.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love seeing those huge wings outstretched like that. It certainly looks like the Pelican is using the same techniques.

Debbie said...

WoW....just WoW, these are so amazing!! And a gorgeous, gorgeous reflection!!

eileeninmd said...

The tri-colored heron is gorgeous. I also love the pelican! Wonderful captures, Gail!

Melissa said...

What an interesting body shape. I'm trying to figure out what it reminds me of. Also a beautiful shade of yellow.

Brian King said...

Beautiful! I think herons of any species look so funny when you get a straight on shot! Their eyes look strange from that angle.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

You always amaze me with new birds. Great shots.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great photos! I like the 4th one with the wonderful reflection. What a beautiful bird.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Wow, her neck is long! You caught her from every angle--she's beautiful!

Kleine Waldameise said...

Wow, was für ein langer Hals. Wie weit der Vogel seine Flügel ausspannen kann, ist erstaunlich.

Liebe Grüße
Waldameise

Andy said...

Beautiful photos!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Amazing photos with beautiful reflections.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loving these as always -- and especially the one with the wings spread... I've never seen that.

Mary Hill said...

Just plain gorgeous. I enjoyed visiting your blog today and am real impressed with your photography.

Mary

Mary-andering Creatively

Mary-andering Among the Pages

Janice Adcock said...

Beautiful birds. Great camera work.

ladyfi said...

Wow - how gorgeous!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Gail. wow! fantastic shots. the markings on the Heron's neck are gorgeous and I love the reflections in the water.

Dave said...

isn't it just a gorgeous bird, wonderful!

Barb Brookbank said...

What a beautiful bird!

catskillblogger said...

Interesting looking fellow.