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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Blue Heron Sighting!

We took a ride into the woods
looking for wildlife to take photos of,
and we were lucky!

We were by a little lake
and
spied a Blue Heron playing and eating in the reeds.

However the sun was at a bad angle
for photography
where he was standing.

But, as all of you who shoot wildlife photography know,
you can't pose them
the way you want them to be.

You go with the flow...
and capture what you can!

So, here are my photos of this beautiful creature for you to enjoy today:








He was saying:
"Whoa...! Is that a FEMALE over there across the lake?
Well, lookey here, Sweetheart...I am your type and have plenty of time today for you!":






"Maybe I'll just look coy over here, like I'm fishing or something. Yeah, that's right..that will work...
I'll look busy and nonchalent. Does she see me yet? How about now?":







"I'll pretend like I am leaving. That will get her sorry that she didn't come
meet me sooner and she'll scramble right over here!":








"I better groom up some and shake off some of this pond water! Chicks love that!":







"What?"
"Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!"







"Wait? It worked! Is that her, flying across the lake to see me?"
(Those males of every species are all alike, aren't they?)



No female comes.




"I'm too good for her anyway. Maybe it is better just to look away and act casual!?":








"But, wait!  Maybe I'll just take one more glance her way.
Yeah. That's it...
She is NEVER going to resist this come-hither look!".....
"Man, I need heron glasses...that wasn't a female!! That's a log over there!!...

"Shucks!"

"And to make it worse: Some crazy lady got my humiliation on camera.

Now, I'm never going to get any dates."


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13 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

Poor guy! He was all ready to settle down and start a family and the log turned him down! Isn't that just like a girl?
Great photos of a fantastic subject! You get my vote!!!
Sandi

Gaston Studio said...

Wow, you got a lot of great photos of that gorgeous bird Joan, what a lucky break!

Eva Gallant said...

Wow! Wonderful photos!

Country Mouse Studio said...

Love your writings, love the heron shaking off water, i didn't know they did that.

Ken and Elaine said...

Beautiful photos Joan, ya know its funny, that was my mums name, she and my father arent with us now but my father always called her Joany. Just your name brought back good memories for me ! Have a great day !!!!

Brian Miller said...

haha...love the shaking pic...i do feel sorry for him though...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Bad Girl.... Why didn't she choose him????? Poor Guy---but I'll bet there is another beautiful lady waiting out there just for him...

Cute story, Joan, and GREAT pictures... Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jenn Jilks said...

Much fun. Thanks for a good chuckle!

Diane Kent said...

Do you know how much enjoyment you give to others with these awesome pic's & captions?
Thank you for sharing your gift(s)/talents!
This is GREAT!

Linda Reeder said...

Herons are so gawky and beautiful at the same time.

Jean said...

Yes...I know all about not being able to pose them or control the sunlight. Your pictures turned out really well. I loved the story.:-D)

SquirrelQueen said...

Aw, poor guy! Dumped by a log, how will he ever live it down? Great shots Joan and I loved your narrative.

Pat Tillett said...

See? Birds and people are not all that different!

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