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A New Season a New Begining

Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 26 April 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The other day I was told about some blue herons. Thanks Shannon. So, yesterday morning I decided to check 'em out. In a matter of moments we found the nesting site. Seems there is a new rookery being established. There was at least a dozen birds coming and going. Quite a commotion with each bird arriving with its contribution for their nest. I was quite amazed to watch these birds gather sticks and return to construct a nest.
Now if all goes well, perhaps I can obtain some young heron shots. Time will tell.

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"Marie" :-) from perth, Australia

Wow, tremendous Lee, what a great photo, bet you are glad you went. Love the length of the bird and his wingspan. He has amazing stance, well captured.

26 Apr 2009 5:44am

@"Marie" :-): Thank you Marie.

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Fabulous shot with beautifully stretched out wings and legs. Well done!

26 Apr 2009 5:45am

@mohkum: Thanks Mohkum

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful capture

26 Apr 2009 6:48am

@Didier DE ZAN: Thank you

Mirza Ahmad from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

Nice capture.

26 Apr 2009 7:26am

@Mirza Ahmad: Thnak you. Please drop by and visit again.

JanW from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Great shot, nice details. Super to see how he can fly with a stick like that.

26 Apr 2009 7:51am

@JanW: It was even more interesting to watch them gather these sticks. Thank you for the compliment.

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Cool! Great capture!

26 Apr 2009 8:15am

@Giovanni: Thank you.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Unbelievable!!!!!! What a totally amazing shot Lee!!! Astounding image, superbly constructed!!!! 5 stars from me (tho I would give it 10 if I could lol)

26 Apr 2009 9:37am

@Linerberry: Thanks Liners. Many thanks. I'll accept your ten stars.

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

a very beautiful capture

26 Apr 2009 9:46am

@Linda: Thank you Kinda

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Fantastic capture, what does he need this branch for?

26 Apr 2009 9:57am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thanks Elena. I watched these birds building new nests. There were several birds gathering sticks for their new nest construction.

zOOm from Paris, France

Building the house ! :-) Great shot Lee ! It's really time to build nests for them all.

26 Apr 2009 10:40am

@zOOm: It is that time of year. All creatures are busy.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

What a fantastic shot!

26 Apr 2009 11:09am

@Sarah: Thank you very much Sarah.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful capture Lee! A beautiful bird! ;-)

26 Apr 2009 12:51pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric.

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Very cool!

26 Apr 2009 1:26pm

@Eleftheria: Thank you

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Fabulous capture, Lee. Superbly processed.

26 Apr 2009 1:38pm

@john4jack: Thanks Jack.

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

I enjoyed studying the line and shape of the heron's body...you have successfully stopped the body in motion so that I could do this...lovely line of the body and stick...just awesome as usual!

26 Apr 2009 2:02pm

@Shar: Thank you Shar.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

An amazing shot. Beautiful subject, lighting, all of it!

26 Apr 2009 2:36pm

@Tracy: Thanks Tracy.

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

neat shot of the heron

26 Apr 2009 3:06pm

@Daniel: Thank you Daniel

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Five stars and bravo on this amazing capture! I guess it's that time of year again. Beautiful!

26 Apr 2009 3:14pm

@bluechameleon: It certainly is that time of year again. I look forward to it each year. Thank you for the compliment.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

That is stupendous...oh you'll get published, I have no doubt

26 Apr 2009 3:18pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine. I certainly hope you are right. It is a goal of mine.

Shanny from You Know, Canada

WOW!! Remind me to tell you about more critters. As a matter of fact, there's this gray horse.... : - )

26 Apr 2009 3:27pm

@Shanny: Thanks Shanny. Tell me about your critters any time. We have to re-shoot the Ricky series again.

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

FABULOUS capture. Brilliant shot !

26 Apr 2009 3:50pm

@Mariana: Thank you very much. Please drop by again.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Fabulous capture!

26 Apr 2009 3:51pm

@mo.langel: Thank you for the compliment, please visit again.

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

You just took my breath away, brilliant work.

26 Apr 2009 4:37pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Sorry, am3 ate my link.

26 Apr 2009 4:50pm

@MontereyJohn: Thanks John, Glad it's all working now.

THampel from Pembroke, Canada

Impressive work

26 Apr 2009 4:52pm

@THampel: Thank you very much. This is a pleasant surprise. Please visit again.

Vinman from Essex, United Kingdom

Perfect framing, another one of your great 'animals in action' shots. You may be lucky to live where you do, but you've got the skill to make the most of it.

26 Apr 2009 5:02pm

@Vinman: Now that certainly is a compliment. Thank you very much.

eva from Rouen, France

What a marvelous shot ! oh thank you, thank you for this !

26 Apr 2009 5:52pm

@eva: You are very welcome Eva. I'm glad you enjoyed viewing it.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, can't wait for more.

26 Apr 2009 6:32pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you Barbara. I hope I can live up to your expectations.

Ca†≈ from Ouchy, Switzerland

A wonderful builder.
Such beautiful details in your shot.
I think you are a patient man ! :-)

26 Apr 2009 7:33pm

@Ca†≈: Thank you very much, on both counts.

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

Same as Vinman :-))

26 Apr 2009 7:54pm

@Veronique: Like I said, That is a large compliment, Thank you very much.

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

It sure is that time of year again and haven't you captured it well! Vinman said it all........

26 Apr 2009 8:19pm

@Craig@Random Ramblings: Thank you Craig.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

absolutley agree with Vinman too. 5 stars from me

26 Apr 2009 8:22pm

@jamesy: Thanks Debbie, I appreciate it very much.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful shot. Love that he is working, and you caught that in your shot. Can't wait to see more.

26 Apr 2009 9:41pm

@LauraS: Thank you Laura.

k@ from Paris, France

Terrific capture, I'm so happy you share such a view, thanks !

26 Apr 2009 9:45pm

@k@: Thank you very much. Please visit again.

mats from Texas, United States

This is absolutely wonderful! What a capture. this will command a high price! :-) 5 stars Lee.

27 Apr 2009 1:45am

@mats: Thanks Mats. Thank you very much. I am pleased with this shot.

Denise from Perry, United States

Oh, my goodness, how wonderful!

27 Apr 2009 9:55am

@Denise: Thank you Denise.

Elora from Genoa, Italy

woweee! Absolutely fantastic Lee!

27 Apr 2009 1:04pm

@Elora: Thank you very much.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Magnificent! This is really amazing capture! The clarity of this image is outstanding

27 Apr 2009 10:43pm

@Magda: Thank you very much. I am quite please with this capture.

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

I'm out of town and behind in my blog-hopping, but just came across this FANTASTIC shot and had to comment. Love it!!! Such clarity and composition. Definitely a five-star shot, in my opinion. Well done!!

28 Apr 2009 9:02pm

@Lesley: Thank you Lesley. You had to be there to watch them coming and going. It was like they had to build these nest that day and that day only. It was frantic actually.

BIG SiS and Brother inlaw from Petawawa, Canada

Hi Lee; It must have been a nice show, to watch them build a home, again agreat pic.

29 Apr 2009 3:26am

@BIG SiS and Brother inlaw: It was great. Stopped by there yesterday, not much nest building happening. I think the construction stage is over.

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

what a beautiful creature

29 Apr 2009 4:02pm

@shallowregret: They are graceful when flying. They are a proud bird. Thank you for the comment.

Photosanity from Folsom, United States

Wonderful shot Lee.

1 May 2009 5:03am

@Photosanity: Thank you ever so much.