Heron

I nearly fell in the lake to take this pic so I hope you all appreciate it! LOL It was a job to get a good pic because of all the shrubs, etc. obscuring my view and the side of the lake is a bit steep where I was standing. I hoped to get a better view when I walked along a parallel path but I think he had gone by the time I got there. I thought he was a lovely looking bird and I had seen a couple of herons flying about so I was pleased to see this one watching me
Yes, I appreciate it! It caught my eye straight away!
posted November 13th, 2012  
I appreciate it also. Wonderful color on this guy.
posted November 13th, 2012  
He's a very beautiful colour. It's a shot to be proud of.
posted November 13th, 2012  
@julieannu @cdonohoue @busylady Thanks everyone. Where I took this is off the beaten track so if I'd fallen in, probably nobody would have noticed!
posted November 13th, 2012  
Great capture, so difficult to get close, really was worth it!
posted November 13th, 2012  
@hudd Thanks very much and especially for the favs
posted November 13th, 2012  
Superb capture. Wonderful clarity and colours. Worth almost falling into the water for, LOL!!!!
posted November 13th, 2012  
WOW I think this is superb and how well you did to get such a great photo AND not fall in the lake. I think that would have been a sacrifice too far for 365!
posted November 13th, 2012  
Oh fav - on my wish list - this is a beautiful shot!
posted November 13th, 2012  
@rwhite @quietpurplehaze @judithg Many thanks for your kind comments and favs
posted November 13th, 2012  
Oh this is beautiful! Love the colours, the composition and the framing. What an amazing looking bird.
posted November 13th, 2012  
Fave great clarity and color and loved your narrative!
posted November 14th, 2012  
Lovely capture. I love the colours.
posted November 14th, 2012  
Congrats on the PP, Rosie, and well deserved!
posted November 14th, 2012  
@rachelmackenzie @nanalisarocks @joanf @peadar Thank you all so much for your kind comments. It really is appreciated
posted November 14th, 2012  
I saw this on the PP, and just had to stop by and say this is such a gorgeous shot. I have never seen a heron quite like this. AMAZING and, of course, FAV.
posted November 14th, 2012  
Wonderful detail.
posted November 14th, 2012  
Great capture. well done, congrats on the PP with this.
posted November 15th, 2012  
Fantasic close-up and well worth the almost dunking. Fav.
posted November 15th, 2012  
Well done on the PP - and well deserved!
posted November 15th, 2012  
Excellent shot Rosie. I do appreciate it. I love these birds.
posted November 15th, 2012  
Rosie, normally I don't look at the PP anymore. Glad I did. Beautiful capture. I believe what you've captured is a Black-crowned Night Heron. The only reason I know this, is because I photographed the same bird 2 days ago. Was so excited. Also, I'm glad to hear you almost fell in. I've fallen into the water, stuck in the mud, fallen down hills in my little river world, just to get a photo. Shows the signs of a good photographer. Fav. And a follow. :)
posted November 15th, 2012  
@yonnie @skstein @sailingmusic @tesnonian @busylady @maggie2 @losthorizon Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and favs
posted November 15th, 2012  
Congrats on pp! Wonderful heron shot. So much detail and lovely colours:-)
posted November 15th, 2012  
FAV! Great close up of his face and colors. Beautiful
posted November 16th, 2012  
Wonderful capture!!
posted November 19th, 2012  
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