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.


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

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

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

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

  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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