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herons

I waited and waited for the herons to take flight, hunt for fish, or do something – anything –Β  fun, but alas.. They were perfectly happy to just sit still and enjoy the sun. One of them even folded its wings into an improvised deckchair, as if to make it very clear that there would be no action from their side today. Still, it was nice to watch them and get a lesson in patience

herons

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29 responses

  1. You live in a beautiful place!!! Your patience was rewarded.

    May 30, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    • My reward was that I got to study them very close πŸ˜‰ And I got a nice tan while waiting!

      May 30, 2013 at 5:14 PM

  2. Love these birds also…have sat and waited for hours to get a inflight shot…nice photo’s

    May 30, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    • Thanks Carolina! I hope I get a chance to capture them in flight soon πŸ™‚

      May 30, 2013 at 5:15 PM

  3. So beautiful! Nice herons, excellent shots!

    May 30, 2013 at 4:48 PM

  4. Well I guess every once in a while you experience what the rest of us get most of the time:)

    May 30, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    • I can only imagine how patient you must be, waiting to take such Picture Perfect shots of birds and other wild animals! πŸ™‚

      May 30, 2013 at 5:17 PM

  5. Great shots!!!

    May 30, 2013 at 5:03 PM

  6. Beautiful shots!!!

    May 30, 2013 at 5:05 PM

  7. The herons in my neighborhood are a little more energetic. In fact just yesterday one let me get closer than usual and I got off a few good shots, one after he finally took off…but I do have some others in flight that I took at a sanctuary;., one or two are especially good pictures. Patience and Luck!

    May 30, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    • I like the one called “Smooth Flight”! I hope I’ll get the chance to capture one in flight too πŸ™‚

      May 30, 2013 at 5:20 PM

  8. Lovely images.

    May 30, 2013 at 5:35 PM

  9. LOL! The herons know how to enjoy life and take it easy. These are perfect photos! πŸ™‚

    May 30, 2013 at 8:31 PM

  10. Herons require lots of patience to get interesting photographs of. I lack that patience!

    May 30, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    • At least I got a nice tan that day, sitting in the sun waiting for nothing… πŸ˜‰

      June 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM

  11. Lovely images! Well done!
    Now – about that lesson in patience; just remind me, how does that work? πŸ™‚ –

    May 30, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    • Thanks so much, John! I set my Expectations to 0 and Hopes to 100, the Patience is the balance between that. πŸ˜‰

      June 2, 2013 at 2:18 PM

  12. I love watching herons too and you never quite know when they will “do” something. Even when they are actively hunting, they are willing to stand in one spot for a really long time before they strike. When you are shooting wildlife like this, you have to be ok with the possibility that you will come away empty-handed. When the expectation is that realistic, it’s easy to celebrate getting any images at all. Your shots are really nice. Good luck on catching a heron in mid-air.

    May 31, 2013 at 7:43 AM

  13. Truly magnificent creatures, and this mosaic is wonderful Calee!

    May 31, 2013 at 11:18 AM

  14. Yep, never busy when you want them to be πŸ™‚

    May 31, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    • I found that in my case, photographing birds is about 99% luck and 1% talent! But I still enjoy it, those times I’ve been lucky more than makes up for the other times. πŸ™‚

      June 2, 2013 at 2:25 PM

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