Friday, July 3, 2015

Blue Heron ♪

On 24th last month, I found this Blue Heron in the rice paddy.  It seemed the same type of blue one I could post several times before. I was so excited to be able to see him really close when he landed on the pedestrian bridge near me. Missed to take the pictures at the lucky moment as he flew away instantly:-)


I loved this lovely back-shot with long hair p:-)


After being on the watch for me for a while, he flew to the little mountain side behind the rice paddy.  And perched on the tree; still casting eyes for me.



His feather looked a bit fluffy busy grooming; made me happy being able to take his different appearance and zooming succeeded♪  
It sure was a Lucky Encounter for me♡♡♡




Happy 4th of July to my friends in America☆☆☆ 

Linking this post to; "Saturday's critters", Camera-Critters

Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
(About my header; sorry if unmatched, has changed for the newer post.

26 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

very handsome bird. love those plumes and his grooming. :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Hello dear Miyako, Wonderful photos of this handsome bird. Enjoy your day!

Brocante hobbykamer said...

When I see them I wunder always that they can sit so still ... Fine weekend, Joan

Linda W. said...

Nice shots of the blue heron. We used to have one who liked to visit our backyard koi pond.

Juni said...

Oi Miyako, que belo pássaro! Muita sorte mesmo quando eles vêm ao nosso encontro para que possamos fotografá-los...
Beijos, ótimo final de semana.

Latane Barton said...

Your blue heron is quite the handsome fellow. Glad he let you take some pictures.

Linda Kay said...

Miyako, such beautiful and graceful birds! Hugs from Texas...I'll be back more frequently soon when I am back up with technology.

Tamago said...

Such a cute blue heron! Love the back shot - I didn't realize he's got such a long hair :-) And he gets very fluffy when grooming! Such cute photos!
Happy Friday, Miyako san! Have a wonderful weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

A very handsome and elegrant bird as your great photos show. Have a wonderful weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, what a great sighting of your Heron. I like its long feather hanging down his back. It is a beautiful bird. Awesome photos, well done! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful shots of the beautiful and elegant bird.

Snap said...

I love the great blue heron ... one of my favorite birds. You captured some lovely images ... especially enjoyed the "grooming" shots! Happy Critter Day!

rainfield61 said...

You have beautiful herons posting for you.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

He posed so nicely for you. Such a graceful critter!
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Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
You were lucky for having this blue heron pose for you just perfectly!
Excellent shots of different angles and actions.
Sending you hugs and thanks for the happy 4th of July wishes. We had a lovely day.
Mariette

Anni said...

Oh Miyako....such wonderful images of the heron! So, very handsome, and your photos are super...clarity is tops!!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

wonderful images. I like that you were able to capture the under feathers while he was grooming.

Cathy Keller said...

He's such a handsome fellow! Wonderful photos! Have a grand day!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like to see the blue herons in the wild too Miyako, such a sleek bird and patient hunter. Unfortunately they like to come into our back yard pond and eat my frogs. Did you notice I said 'my'? LOL I surprised one this morning when I came around the corner and yelled at it. Once they have been around, it takes the frogs a while to be seen again and so I can't tell if one is missing or not yet.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday, always a pleasure to have your entry.

Lorrie said...

Herons are beautiful and elegant birds. I love their long legs. You've taken so many lovely photos of the blue heron.

Margie said...

Fantastic images!

Donna said...

Fabulous capture and collages...herons visit our pond and meadows!

Marie C said...

Awesome heron photos! And thanks for the Fourth of July well-wishes!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A Beautiful series Miyako.... The lace-like feathers are just beautiful and it is really wonderful to see the grooming ritual!

Marion K said...

So beautiful shots !!!
I love the back side with the long hair :))

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako from a rainy New York. Wonderful photos of the heron. We have them visit the pond here, but they are shy and hard to capture... Michelle