Jul 12, 2010

Great Blue

Just as I was getting some art pieces ready to take over to an upcoming show, I looked out the window and saw a visitor on the dock. A Great Blue Heron.
I've seen them visit the dock before, but they always catch me trying to take a pic and they fly away.
Guess I was just quiet enough as I creeped behind some bushes on the far side of the pool and set my zoom so I didn't have to get too close.
Managed to grab one shot before he caught on and decided to leave. Wish I could have set the camera to movie mode fast enough to catch his flight. The wing span and the sound he makes would have been terrific to get.
Maybe next time I'll just have it set to movie mode and let him see me right away!

3 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

He is an awesome creature, Wanda! I've never seen one up close and personal. Birds are soooo trick to "capture". You really got a great shot! Hope you're enjoying your day. Hugs, Terri xoxo

SOiNTOiT said...

HA! A woman after my own heart! Slogging around in a mucky marsh to sneak a close view of a bird...honestly, how we choose to spend our days! :) BTW...you've just been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations. I wrote about you in my blog: http://pamssointoit.bolgspot.com/
Enjoy! Pam

WW said...

LOL...thanks Pam
The part I didn't add was that I was still in my PJ's at the time!!!
Now THAT'S a woman with a mission!