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Monday, May 17, 2010

That's My World Tuesday: A Great Blue Heron at Shelley Lake (Raleigh, NC)

I could have had better lighting and a more powerful zoom but I enjoyed photographing the Great Blue Heron walking on its long legs.
I was impressed by how it ambled up and over the logs and driftwood.
Then when he or she was walking on level ground the legs were lifted up high as if there were still logs to cross .
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kenju said...

How nice to happen upon that sight! I have lived in Raleigh for 41 years, but I've never been to Shelley Lake. I need to remedy that.

Mojo said...

I saw one of these guys (I think that's what he was anyway) down at Topsail last summer. They're amazing to watch when they move through the water on those legs. There's barely a ripple. Didn't realize you'd find them this far inland, but I guess if the gulls come this far other species would too.

Photo Cache said...

I wonder how those thin legs could carry the weight of its body. If it's human, he'd have some knee problems by now :) Amazing nature is.

Have a great week Carver.

Anya said...

He walks so funny :)))

maryt/theteach said...

I saw a blue heron at the Everglades when we visited last year, Carver! Great shot! Love you World! :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful sequence of shots. Very neatly captured.

Sylvia K said...

Love the blue heron and his skinny legs!! Your photos are terrific as always and such a fun look at your world! Hope you have wonderful week, Carver! Enjoy!


Martha Z said...

I love watching herons of all colors. We have many around here but they don't like to pose. Often they stay away from the trails where we can't get a good shot.

Vita Stunder said...

This bird are amazing.

Have a great week, Carver!

Lara Neusiedler said...

great photos: and it was great that you were there when this amazing bird took its walk...

EG Wow said...

It looks like you were pretty close! They are not that easy to photograph if they know they are being watched. You must have been very quiet.

noel said...


i'm enjoying what you are posting today from your world, love the blue heron shots and excerpts.
thanks for sharing this and have a great week!

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

I like the last one a lot - the reflection and shadow - it's so cool :)

Jossie said...

Lovely pictures. Funny the bird did not take the easiest way.

Carolyn Ford said...

They are such a joy to observe. They have such grace as they move about the shorelines and not causing even a ripple. I love the reflection shot.

Indrani said...

They are a treat to watch. Great shots.

Joyful said...

I love herons myself. You've captured some great shots!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Such a lovely bird walking as if on on stilts. Enjoyed the pics


SandyCarlson said...

I like what you did here. It's too bad about the litter in his world. These are wonderful.


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