Friday, November 4, 2011

FLYday - Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron in flight Phippsburg, Maine

FLYday is an homage to what our feathered friends do best, fly.


  1. Hi Robin

    Great shot! They are so beautiful..

    Greetings and have a nice weekend
    Yvonne and Raphael

  2. Kaholly and Yvonaut, thank you for the views and compliments. They are such huge birds it almost looks odd to see them fly.

  3. Very nice shot! And look at the size of those feet!

  4. A Simple ShutterbugNovember 5, 2011 at 8:36 AM

    One of my favorite birds, I stalk them ( with camera of course) at a nearby park all the time. Great shot, as always.

    A Simple Shutterbug
    November 05, 2011 07:33 AM

  5. Wow! Beautiful bird. Those incisors are sharp, crocs are afraid of them. Fierce beauty.

    Pam Malone
    November 05, 2011 06:53 PM

  6. Such a regal bird; I’ve not had much success capturing one through the lens.
    Well done!

    M. C. Sears
    November 05, 2011 07:02 PM

  7. M.C., thank you for the view, comment and rate. They are a regal bird, in a dorky sort of way, if one can say such a thing. I had one poop in the air on a sky light in my roof once, nothing regal about that! It was as if a five gallon bucket of white wash had been dumped on the roof. And, there was no way to clean it, only to wait it out. Eventually, it washed away, but it took a long time. Forever after, that is my association with this bird. I understand that in Florida, they are not shy around people. Here in Maine, though, they are very wary and hard to photograph. So, thanks for appreciating what it takes to get a good photo and for appreciating the bird!

  8. Gorgeous bird, amazing photo. Thank you for sharing it for us to enjoy.

    l'Heure Bleue
    November 05, 2011 09:25 PM

  9. Superb in-flight image! You captured this heron beautifully. They are such lovely birds. Always a pleasure to visit your wonderful blog!

  10. Thank you, Julie G. Nice to have a compliment on the blog in general once in a while.

  11. Chrissie Prissie (OS)November 9, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Whoa!! That is one great picture of a beautiful and intimidating looking bird. I would not want to annoy this one!

    Chrissie Pissie
    November 08, 2011 04:11 PM

  12. Years ago in Chatfield reservoir, my brother and I quietly paddled a canoe into a GBH rookery at 2am to fish for bass. It was an area full of enormous dead cottonwoods, mostly submerged. the canoe hit a stump and the sound of the aluminum thump woke the birds. one at a time as the woke, they squaked and let a bomb drop, waking another in the process. it was like WWII as dozens of giant white gobs hit the water all around us. somehow, we escaped clean.

    Raymond Roske
    November 09, 2011 11:06 PM