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Grey Heron

By Maiwand
The Grey Heron (ardea cinerea)
Grey herons are unmistakeable: tall, with long legs, a long beak and grey, black and white feathering. They can stand with their neck stretched out, looking for food, or hunched down with their neck bent over their chest. They are very patient and can stand imobile for hours-- then they strike with that spear like beak-- and seldom miss.!! Just a morsel this time for a bird this size but nothing is ignored; its all food.
This bird is standing thigh high in weed not grass. Due to lack of rain recently there is a thick carpet of weed on most lakes.
Delighted with the generosity shown toward the Sandpiper. I thank you all and in particular ( as ever ) to the kind souls who gave their personal award--Joline,Mile,Ray,Ruth,Steve, and Fred. I have pm'd all.

Ron

Tags: Nature Birds Water Weed Grey heron Wildlife and nature Maiwand

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JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2015 5:15PM
A delightful shot;
he isn't fishing whilst sitting in the weeds then!!!
Ju

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Alan_Coles 13 178 11 Wales
8 Sep 2015 5:46PM
fabulous
NaturesHaven 8 283 6 England
8 Sep 2015 6:13PM
Well caught.........GrinGrinGrin
8 Sep 2015 6:42PM
Spot on Ron, excellent exposure and detail.
8 Sep 2015 6:53PM
Great capture - strange to see him without legs though! Eileen
8 Sep 2015 7:23PM
Excellent shot Ron..Lin
capto Plus
7 5.9k 13 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2015 7:28PM
A smashing shot lovely clarity.Smile

ivor
8 Sep 2015 7:38PM
Lovely shot Ron. Cathy
Greyheron 17 282 7 England
8 Sep 2015 8:18PM
Nothing like a little snack, Ron - very nicely done...

Mike
tonyng 9 11 3 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2015 9:15PM
Nice one Ron. Wrong place to hunt, how can he see through those stuff Smile
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2015 9:53PM
Excellent wildlife scene, Ron.

Ken
8 Sep 2015 10:15PM
Well captured.
8 Sep 2015 10:17PM
Super image
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
9 Sep 2015 2:57AM
An excellent capture. Super details and timing.
phillG Plus
13 206 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2015 6:57AM
A superb image with wonderful detail
Phil
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
9 Sep 2015 1:20PM
Good fishingGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2015 7:38PM
I like the look of the weed on the water, and it doesn't seem to have hindered his fishing abilities.
A superb image, Ron. Great pose after a successful hunt.GrinGrin
A very interesting narrative too that adds context.

Fred
DonMc 11 3 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2015 9:46AM
A real natural history image Ron and an award from me!SmileSmileSmile
Regards, Don
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
10 Sep 2015 8:25PM
Superb capture Ron - it's not going to get fat on that small catch.Wink
Brian.
Fefe Plus
8 33 31 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2015 4:38PM
Lovely capture Ron.......love the little snackGrin
Diane
A Booth Plus
17 11 4 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2015 7:20PM
fantastic plumage detail and colours in a well composed and presented image.
morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2015 10:44AM
Super image, excellent composition, beautifully captured

Hugh
Mike_Smith Plus
12 608 1 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2015 7:34PM
Wonderful capture Ron as always, i like to sit and watch these when they are active
annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Costa Rica
13 Sep 2015 2:58PM
very nice within all the reeds, beautiful composition!
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2015 12:30PM
Beautiful image with wonderful subject, colours, details & perfect timing... Grin
IB

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