Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Great Blue Heron sees his shadow

So quiet I tried to be after an earlier attempt to photograph this Great Blue Heron in the marshes southwest of Pleasant Lake caused him or her to flee.  This time I succeeded with a series of shots as he fed and then sauntered slowly over to another Great Blue whom I assume was a mate. 

The shadows of the bird, grasses and sedge only struck me when I cropped the original photo.  I am grateful for the digital world when a photograph keeps on giving!

Enjoy more shadows and reflections this weekend by visiting this sites:
Weekend Reflections 
Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday


  1. What a gorgeous capture, Helen! Such a beautiful bird and a perfect shadow shot for the day! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!


  2. WOW! Great shot! When I tried to take a photo of a great blue heron yesterday, it took off. Oh well, at least I can enjoy your shot. :)

  3. What a wonderful photo--just a shot of the heron is awesome, but the shadow even makes it better. Mickie

  4. A beautiful capture of the heron! You did well to remain so quiet! The photo has a lovely dreamy quality to it. Gorgeous! Have a great week!

  5. He is beautiful. Great image!

  6. Gorgeous shadows shot!
    My Shadow, have a blessed Sunday!

  7. What a wonderful reflection. He looks deep in thought.

  8. So pretty!

    Would you please drop by and see my shadows? Would love to see you!

  9. Nice capture! I love watching and taking pictures of herons.