Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Master of the Gates



Blue heron surveying a canal structure

I honestly don't know what he thinks he's going to eat here. The main fishy type edibles are large, sterile grass carp which don't produce little heron snax. I partly wonder if it's just an aspiration thing: he stares at the carp, watching, biding his time, thinking to himself, one day, one day I shall eat you, my large vegetarian friend. But come on, there's no way, right? He looks determined, though. Colored like a fighter jet, isn't he? Blends in. Except for the hi-vis beak. Er, carp spear. He is a big bird--the canal structure doesn't really give you a sense of scale, but he was standing tall. Waiting. Watching. Do bird stomachs growl? Get up. Go ride.

5 comments:

  1. Reminds me of me, sitting in class, staring out the window.
    Wishful thinking.

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  2. I trust that heron's instincts about getting fish more than either of ours.

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  3. herons are HUGE. we saw them arrive in monte cristo in flocks of hundreds. a truly mind blowing and memorable sight.

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  4. Great shot. The way the light strikes him, it makes him look even more noble.

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  5. Thanks Apertome! I checked out the lensbaby more after seeing what you've done so far, and it looks really cool. I will keep it in mind for my future photographic adventures.

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