Green Lakes

This was taken awhile ago, but this is another shot of Green Lakes.Green Lakes State Park's outstanding features are its two glacial lakes surrounded by upland forest. Both Round and Green Lakes are meromictic lakes, which means that there is no fall and spring mixing of surface and bottom waters. Such lakes have a high potential for evidence of ancient plant and animal life.
This is beautiful Margaret! I love how his beak is symmetrical with the lines in the water.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Beautiful shot of this heron! Love the composition!
posted October 21st, 2010  
What a great capture! I love the composition.
posted October 21st, 2010  
That water is just beautiful. Thanks for the explanation...had no idea about the meromictic lakes. Sounds like there could be interesting things on the bottom of the lake in the cold water...do people dive to search the lake bottom? The heron is gorgeous !
posted October 21st, 2010  
@mama Carolyn, I don't think they allow diving there. No motorized boats and swimming in only one small area. Actually, there is a great sulfur smell also. Not unbearable but noticeable. It's a beautiful park.
posted October 21st, 2010  
@sherijeanne @molizard @katrinacristy thank you for your kind words.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Wonderful capture, the Sulphur smell is from the anoxic biochemistry in the unmixed bottom layer of the lake. Cool place to visit.
posted October 21st, 2010  
@robv thanks Robert. Have you been there? It is terrific. Thank you for the information. I wasn't too sure about it, but did notice.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Ooooo, thanks for sharing more photos of the lake. It's beautiful!
posted October 21st, 2010  
I love the color of the lake. The park seems to be a treasure. Thank you for the explanation.
posted October 21st, 2010  
I have one thing to say, FAV!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Beautiful bird--nice capture!
posted October 21st, 2010  
BEautiful - Love the composition & how the heron seem stand out from that blue green water. A fav!
posted October 21st, 2010  
majestic bird and lovely colouring.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Wonderful shot Margaret :)
posted October 21st, 2010  
Gorgeous regal heron!
posted October 21st, 2010  
This is an absolutely beautiful and wonderful heron photo -- it is so clear I feel like I could reach in and touch the bird. Enjoyed reading your commentary, as well.
posted October 21st, 2010  
It looks like this dignified heron posed for you. A truly beautiful composition.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Wow, a gorgeous capture. He looks so proud standing there.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Beautiful shot Margaret. Loving the composition and colours.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Great pic. of a big birth. very nice
posted October 21st, 2010  
great capture
posted October 21st, 2010  
Beautiful shot!
posted October 21st, 2010  
When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be -- I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought or grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
~Wendell Berry
posted October 21st, 2010  
@lauralee Laura, you're welcome. Thanks for looking. @irenek5 @alecio @aikiuser @miraries @digitalrn Thank you for the kind words. This guy posed for around 100 shots. He didn't mind a bit. I was thrilled.
posted October 21st, 2010  
@fluffy @pennymilner @junebug @digitalrn @pyrrhula @emer @halcyon49 Thank you guys for the kind words. He just stood and posed while I took around 100 shots. Great reference for painting. I've painted him a dozen times.
posted October 21st, 2010  
@allie912 Thank you Allison. He stood there and let me take 100 shots, which I use for painting references. I was thrilled. I got close ups of every part of him plus full shots. I was happy that day.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Gorgeous shot of a gorgeous bird!
posted October 21st, 2010  
@csimmons Cindi, thank you for posting that poem. I have copied it. I appreciate you taking the time to look, and am thrilled with this. I love it.
posted October 21st, 2010  
@timandelke thank you for the kind words.
posted October 21st, 2010  
This is a magnificent shot, everything is perfect in it. Fav.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Just stunning,A Fav x
posted October 21st, 2010  
Wow an amazing capture and interesting caption.
posted October 21st, 2010  
He looks so pensive and relax. Very nice capture and it seems the area is open and green. That is something I miss so much living in a big city.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Too cute!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Nice capture of a Great Blue Heron, wonderful birds to shoot!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Gorgeous capture!
posted October 21st, 2010  
we have some herons that fly around the steal the fish out of the ponds ..so my dad had to build a mesh surround to stop his carp etting munched..beauitiful bird when they fly they look neer prehistoric lol
posted October 21st, 2010  
wow,this is the perfect shot !!!!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Margaret,
What can I add? Maybe that you combined the light and shade so well and the colors of the water and the bird are just lvoely.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
This is beautiful and I just learned something new about lakes. I bet it must be magical to go there with all the ancient wisdom! Beautiful capture - caught my eye right away on the popular page! And of, course there is the small fact that I love herons!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
@hinhoutbay @gill @redfl83 @snowy @indiannie_jones @clarissajohal Thank you for your kind words.
@yoelao I haven't lived in a city since I was a baby. I do love the country. @shenay They do look prehistoric when they fly...lol.
@saira I love herons too. I stalk them to get pictures. Thank you for your kind words
. @brillomick @wac Thank you for the kind words. I do appreciate them.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
You've captured the inherent dignity of these birds! And thanks for the explanation. I like how I learn new things here on 365.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Looks beautiful there!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
What a beautiful bird! :) Am jealous that I don't live near a place like this...
posted October 22nd, 2010  
What an amazing photo...simply stunning!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
@phxjanice @roborules @luxvivens @peggysirk Thank you guys. Lux, I'm thrilled that I can go there, about 1 hour from my home.
Janice, I love the things I learn here from all countries. It's excellent. Thanks everyone for the kind words.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
fantastic composiiton and really clear and sharp. Brilliant.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
@cindy Thank you Cindy for the kind words.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Had to read your caption again. as I did'nt pay attention to the word glacial. now it makes sence. have only seen one or two flying over.
may I take the opportunity here to thank you for your kind comment
posted October 26th, 2010  
@bruni Bruni thanks for your comments and you're welcome.
posted October 26th, 2010  
photography, poetry, biology, and wit. can this place get any cooler?
posted October 26th, 2010  
@pixelchix Heather, it is very cool. I have met some amazing photographers and all around great people.
posted October 27th, 2010  
That water colour is spectacular :) And what a wonderful subject for you photo :)
posted October 27th, 2010  
@koshi Thanks Koshi. The water is beautiful there. I take a ton of pictures every time I go there.
posted October 28th, 2010  
beautiful bird, beautiful background - wonderfully captured!
posted November 8th, 2010  
@ellen Thank you Ellen
posted November 14th, 2010  
Great shot! I see these herons all the time in FL
posted December 8th, 2010  
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