Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lunch time

As we walked around with our guests today at one of our favourite spots, we happened upon this green-backed heron waiting patiently for his lunch to come within range. We watched him for a few minutes but his patience exceeded ours. Obviously he had more at stake.

(70-200mm  f5.6  1/320 sec  ISO200)


19 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fantastic picture.

Tiago Braga said...

Amazing photo! so nice the colour! the birds looks so curious!
hope you can visit my blog http://tiagophotografy.blogspot.com/ i love share my photo with the world

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Im amazed daily with the creatures God has created ... I've never heard of or seen a green back heron. wow.

darlin said...

Rick the colors in this are amazing, they're so crisp. It's like this bird was placed in the picture perfect pose (note the alliteration ;-)) and sat and waited for you to take your photos. I'm WOWED once again!

teca said...

I missed so many posts... But I've read everything, my friend!
Impressive your creative ability!
The head always working! So good!
What a beautiful bird!
Beautiful photo! Beautiful!

Good Sunday,honey!!
Many beijos with love.

Avery said...

Oh my goodness Rick!
You know how much I love birds...this is great!

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

I have never seen that heron before! I find birds very difficult to photograph and you capture this one very well!

Soraia B. said...

So cute! :D

Katherine said...

Hiya Rick .. sorry I've not been by in while but the last month has thrown many curved balls in our direction.
This is a lovely picture, I love birds and this is such a serene photo to look at.
Hope life has been treating you well in the last month.

mariiana capela said...

I love, I love, I love it!

imac said...

A beauty for sure Rick, I'll go get the chips.

CarreraCaballo said...

Bon Appetit :-)

Very well taken!

Greetz,


Joseph

Krista said...

Oh, this is awesome, Rick! What a gorgeous bird. The tropical birds are so fascinating to me. I will 'make do' with Ravens though; they are pretty awesome as well. ;o)

Hope you're having a great Sunday!

You can never take too many pictures said...

My first experience with this bird was from this summer when I was enjoying a kayak cruise along the Niagara River then up along Frenchmen's Creek....I wish my shots were as good as this one....but hard using a zoom lens in a moving craft....the current was quit swift. We also came across a Blue and Great Heron....never saw that species as well...but again they flew off so quickly...you never see them until they see you.....Great Capture with yours!!!!!!

Rick said...

Thank you Ruth !

Thanks for dropping by and commenting, Tiago ! Your blog is lovely.

Thank you Laura - I agree, there are so many beautiful creatures. Until yesterday I'd never seen one of these either !

Love that alliteration, Darlene ! And thank you for your nice comment - so much easier to to get these shots when the bird is sitting still, waiting for his lunch ! Have a super Sunday !

Rick said...

Thank you so much, Teca. Glad to see you're back and I hope all is well. In any case, many beijos for you for this week !

Thanks Avery (I thank 'ABC' for getting the shot ;-)

Thank you Karin; I was lucky this one co-operated !

Thanks Soraia (I'm not sure that the frogs share your opinion ;-)

Rick said...

Thank you Katherine. Yes, I think life has been treating us better than you over the past while. Hopefully things are on the upswing for you now. Glad to see your visit.

Muito obrigado, Mariiana

Thanks Stewart. I'll wait. patiently.

Thank you Joseph !

Rick said...

Hey, thanks Krista ! I agree - every creature has something beautiful about it. I trust your Sunday is going as well as mine !

Thank you Susan - it sure helped that this one was just sitting there, very still. I wasn't aware that these birds ventured that far up north.

Leovi said...

Great color and very crisp, a great shot.