Must Have Gotten a Cramp in that Leg

I was watching the pelicans and might not have noticed the heron if I didn't spot something flying and followed where he landed. Just stood around for some time - fluttered the wings, tucked the neck, and then went into this crazy pose - stayed that way a minute then put the leg back down.
Small world. I took pictures of a blue heron and some pelicans today too. Until this week, I had never seen pelicans at this nature preserve. Figured they were likely just passing through. Like your picture. Nice detail and colors. What sort of water body was that with all those rocks? Looks like the ocean. But I'm guessing its a river or lake, if its near you.
posted December 1st, 2017  
Beautifully timed capture. Unique pose.
posted December 1st, 2017  
@mbrutus You're looking at the Arkansas River - the rocks are where they've shored up the drop-off just below the Lock and Dam. A little creek runs in just to the left of where he's standing. Get lots of fishermen (I've even done it a couple of times) walk down those rock to the river when they're generating at the dam.
posted December 1st, 2017  
Great capture. I see them doing that around here, quite a bit.
posted December 1st, 2017  
Wonderful capture. I rarely get a sight of herons and when I do they are generally too far away.
posted December 1st, 2017  
Fantastic capture of this funny pose!
posted December 1st, 2017  
ha ha shakin' it out
posted December 1st, 2017  
Funny
posted December 1st, 2017  
OH I thought he was doing ballet! :)
posted December 1st, 2017  
Nice capture.
posted December 1st, 2017  
cool...fav
posted December 1st, 2017  
Super shot!! Fav
posted December 1st, 2017  
Stick your right foot out!!
posted December 1st, 2017  
Haha - great capture
posted December 1st, 2017  
Yes, that looks like a cramp pose! Nice.
posted December 1st, 2017  
Funny fav.
posted December 1st, 2017  
Great close up
posted December 1st, 2017  
Terrific :)
posted December 1st, 2017  
@milaniet Thanks for the lovely description. I love their eyes. He looks sort of like a gimpy flamingo with a trick knee.
posted December 1st, 2017  
Great timing to catch it stretching its leg.
posted December 1st, 2017  
Heron yoga?
posted December 1st, 2017  
beautiful bird, your patience paid off. Lovely details.
posted December 1st, 2017  
I agree with Merrelyn, he looks as if he's doing yoga. Great shot!
posted December 1st, 2017  
Well caught nice shot
posted December 1st, 2017  
Love your title!! A fabulous shot taken so well. Fav
posted December 1st, 2017  
Great timing and shot!
posted December 1st, 2017  
The yoga "heron" pose. Congrats on your TT this week. Well deserved.
posted December 1st, 2017  
Great shot
posted December 1st, 2017  
Great capture
posted December 2nd, 2017  
Well caught.
posted December 2nd, 2017  
Great shot with a beautiful clarity around the eye. Fav
posted December 2nd, 2017  
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