Hard Left Turn
This past weekend I was out looking over the salt marsh when I saw this great blue heron coming at a rapid pace. I thought he would land along the edge down from where I was standing but he suddenly took a hard left turn and zipped by right in front of me and continued on his way to the far side. I guess he saw something he liked over there, and did a quick mid course correction to get him to the new more attractive destination!
Però tu sei riuscito a fare foto fantastiche come sempre. Bravissimo Phil, complimenti 🙂
Sono contento ti è piaciuto queste foto Pat! 🙂
Beautiful in blue Phil, what a lovely series of shots. A truly gorgeous bird.
Thanks a million for checking these out and the blue heron really is a pretty and interesting bird.
Such a great series of motion pictures, Phil! Those colours – just gorgeous!
I’m very happy you enjoyed these Maggie, and the great blue never fail to provide some interesting and fun photo ops!
Wow! Such a great series of action pics, Phil. Absolutely gorgeous colours and detail. He’s such a skilled pilot. 🙂
Thanks a bunch Sylvia and yes indeed this guy knows what he is doing!
I love that head on shot. You must be pretty happy with that one.
Ha! I knew you would pick that one out, it’s my favorite shot of the bunch!
Great series of photos, blue herons are so elegant, both in flight and rest.
Hey thanks very much I appreciate you looking and commenting!
Blue herons, despite being fairly common, really are very cool birds!
So true, we have them all around the Pacific NW and every time we see them we can’t help but watch and admire. Cheers!
I know, there really is something about these big guys that commands attention!
Magnificent Phil! Photos like this really give you a sense of that wonderful control these birds have in the air.. I do so very much envy them..
Thanks a million Adrian so glad you liked these!
When you really get a look at that wing span and see what they can do, they are a marvel to observe!
Awesome action shot! Beautiful wing movements, Phil!
They really do look impressive when they get those big wings going!
Wonderful shots Phil.
I’m happy you liked these GBH photos Jan.
The third shot really gives you an interesting perspective on the GBH. It’s beautiful! You get how streamline they are. And the other shots show his interesting colors – they are so many. He really stands out against the background. I bet he found what he was interested in too. 🙂
I’m happy you picked out that third photo, it is my favorite of the five.
He looked like he had a serious plan on a destination for sure!
That head on shot is really impressive!
I’m glad you particularly enjoyed that shot, it’s my favorite of the bunch!
Great series, Phil!!
So glad you enjoyed these GBH photos!
Striking images, Phil. We have these beauties in our area too, but I’ve never been able to capture them as you have! Gorgeous, aren’t they?
Thanks for the kind words about these photos! Yes indeed the GBH is a great looking bird and although fairly common, they are still lots of fun to watch and photograph!
Beautiful series of images Phil.
I appreciate that Edith, thanks much!
What a gorgeous bird, Phil. Great blue heron is so beautifully blue in your amazing captures. (how are your results?)
They are rather impressive birds for sure Paula and I always stop to watch and photograph one when I get a chance!
Things are still along so far, looks like I’m going for an RFL procedure on back and leg nerves next week. The saga continues.
Good luck, Phil. I will be sending you good vibes.
Thanks for that Paula, I greatly appreciate it!
professional flight pilot, for sure.
Oh yes, this guy is a real pro! 🙂