BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

GREEN HERON (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

49 Comments

Green Heron - 1

This heron was having a good day. First he scooped up the water bug, later on he caught a small fish (photos for a later post). I had a long lens with me that morning and standing on the muddy shoreline sharing limited space with several other photographers, I was happy to get a number of shots. The green herons have been late arriving this summer. They often fish quite close to shore and don’t seem to mind all the cameras pointed their way, making for a lot of good photo opportunities.

Green Heron - 2

Green Heron - 3

49 thoughts on “GREEN HERON (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Really beautiful photos of my favorite heron! Well done Belinda. 🙂

    Like

  2. great series of images of a green heron,eventhough i have never come across one.Great contrast with the foliage and pin sharp feather detail.

    Like

  3. Superb shots. I am always glad to see a green heron.

    Like

  4. The shot with the bug and the Heron’s head turned is especially nice.

    Like

  5. Great sequence! I love how well you caught him open-mouthed with his dainty morsel. They are such wonderfully patient stalkers!

    Like

  6. It’s good that you had a long lens with you and that you were able to get such crisp images of this heron.

    A tangential question: have you considered changing your Gravatar to something photographic?

    Like

  7. Beautiful! Always am fascinated when I see a Blue Heron, whether flying or near a water’s edge.

    Like

  8. Your last shot is fantastic! I have never seen a green heron, thank you for sharing!

    Like

  9. A great oppertunity to meet a bird like this … I love the pictures you made of it.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. One of my favorites. Very nice.

    Like

  11. Right to the point. This species is one of those easy to capture for they stay motionless for a long time, giving the photographer plenty of opportunity. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. You really can clearly see that hapless water boatman – great series, Belinda!

    Like

  13. Belinda, these are excellent. Some of the best I’ve seen since following your blog. I love that last photo especially!

    Like

  14. Fabulous photos. Pleasing background and sharp focus. Our green herons here are extremely shy. I managed to finally get a closer photo of one last week. I was thrilled as I’m sure you were here.

    Like

  15. Good captures. Don’t you just love it when a bird gives you the chance to take its picture rather than darting away.

    Like

  16. Great series on foraging behavior Belinda. You nailed it!

    Like

  17. I haven’t seen a Green Heron in awhile. Glad you got to enjoy a photo shoot with one! 🙂

    Like

  18. Fantastic shots! Well done!

    Like

  19. These are fantastic Belinda! I particularly like the bottom image where the heron has caughta water bug! What a great moment captured in time 🙂

    Like

  20. Magnificent shots, especially the last one.

    Like

  21. You have captured this sequence beautifully!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s