On this day we were at the far end of the lake (many miles away from the London Bridge) checking out a camp ground. It was pretty desolate here, but beautiful. Although I took quite a few photos, the thing that caught my eye was this Heron. It caught my eye because it was following us around.
They look a little ungainly when walking, taking off, or landing, but in flight they are amazing.
This is a nice one to enlarge.
This one as well.
If you forget about his feet, he looks kinda like of the Mondoshawans from the Fifth Element. That is, IF a Mondoshawan could fly. I know most of you are thinking" What the heck is a Mondoshawan and has Tillett lost what little mind he had left after the 60's and 70's?" As long as we're on the subject, does anybody out there know what a Mondoshawan is. Without googling it, that is?
Even though I take quite a few photos of birds, I know very little about them. I know this guy is a Heron, but I'm sure there are many kinds.
This was so close to being an AMAZING photo. I had to shoot from the hip because he surprised me. Like the Hawk I tried to photograph when we were in Sedona, I took three shots in rapid succession, without really aiming. I got one of the blue sky (with nothing in it), one of my knee, and this! Even thought it didn't work out, I LOVE the textures and colors in his wing.
Also not much of a reflection, but I loved this little puffy duckling. At least I think it was a duck. It sure as heck wasn't a Mondoshawan!
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