Friday, January 28, 2011

In Flight

I was so excited to get this shot. Our neighbor across the street has a koi pond and this Blue Heron is a regular visitor. Easy prey...at least it was... until netting was placed over the pond to protect the fish. He had just landed at the pond and I ran and got my camera...right when I was about to take his picture...he was spooked and flew away, I just started shooting and this is what I came up with!  I cropped it to get a closer look!

17 comments:

Pam said...

It turned out fantastic, Jan! You must have ran pretty fast to catch him in flight. Oh the joys of photography when thing go right, nice shot.

warm hugs,
Pam

I know you can't wait till Jer is well and you two head to the Ga. coast.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful capture of the heron in flight.

joanygee said...

Wonderful image, your photographic skills are superb. What a good 'capture!

Thena said...

Great picture.

~sWaMpY~ said...

Spectacular !
How are things at your house ? Hope Jer is feeling better these days.
New product featured at my place today . . .

Kim said...

The colors are stunning! Lovely shot!

SouthernSass said...

Wow - I think this is a great shot!! Poor Koi - glad they are protected now. I would have never thought a Blue Heron would come so close.

Rebecca said...

Nice...they are easily spooked and difficult to sneak up on!

The Church Lady said...

That is fantastic for a spur of the moment shot!

Anonymous said...

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Dimple said...

That's a wonderful shot, congratulations!

Tracy said...

Oh wow! He really has some great coloring. Good picture.

~sWaMpY~ said...

I finally found the photo I need to make my Alexandria post a bit more personal . . . check back if you have time.

Becky and Gary said...

WOW, what luck. I never have been able to get one in flight. Super shot Jan.
B.

BJ Roan said...

WOW! That's a great shot. Lucky you! There is a blue heron that hangs out around my brother's pond. I have tried sneaking up from every direction, but can't get him. He's too smart for me.

In response to your question. Yes, that's the real name. They are wildflowers that grow in the edge of the woods.

CountryDreaming said...

A magnificent in-flight shot. I have a little sister who is especially fascinated with herons flying. Hope the heron finds another place for fine dining on seafood.

EG Wow said...

OH WOW! I would be excited too!