2/01/2010

Mary Monday: poetry in motion

Spotted this crane heron while paddling on Saturday and was lucky enough to capture him just taking off (most likely my fault--my boat is nearly 20 ft long and the strong current was carrying me a wee bit close when I snapped this).

6 comments:

Erin G said...

That's a beautiful bird! Wow!!

JohnR said...

Nice capture!

Brecken said...

Wow, what an absolutely fabulous photo! I've dreamed of getting close enough to see the feathers in that degree of detail... What amazing birds, and what an amazing YOU for having the presence of mind to make this photo!

Alli Easley said...

AWESOME! How cool that you got that close!

leisurelyviking said...

I'm pretty sure that's a heron- the face markings are right, and herons hold their necks back a little in an S-shape when they fly, whereas cranes put their necks straight out. Beautiful picture!

catbonny said...

awesome picture.