Friday, 14 October 2016

A Spot of Fishing

During a walk around the parkland I was able to observe and photograph a Grey Heron wading along the edge of a lake and fishing in shallow water.







One of the fishing sequences I was able to observe.










Showing off its juggling tricks.




More 'Strike' shots







34 comments:

  1. These are BRILLIANT SHOTS rOY. SO CLEAR. Wonderful to watch Heron skill at fishing and they are so patient. perhaps we could learn from them?

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    1. Thanks Margaret, I don't we will ever be as good as them though.

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  2. Fantastic photos Roy, I could quite happily watch Herons all day!

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    1. Thanks Pam, yes they are characters and don't mind you looking.

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  3. A brilliant series there Roy. Must have been great to watch the bird in action. We are so lucky to live in the age of digital cameras. Imagine trying to get that sequence with a 36 frame film.

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    1. Thanks John. That would have been difficult John, but I wish I had taken more photos years ago.

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  4. Hahaha!!
    You must have had a ball watching this gorgeous adult fish!
    Lovely 'strike shots'!!
    Enjoy your weekend Roy, kind regards :)

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  5. What fun! For you and the GH!

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    1. Thanks Wilma., mostly for the GH I suppose.{:))

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  6. Hei Roy! Uskomattoman upeat kuvat! Terveisiä.

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  7. Fantastyczne zdjęcia !!! Bardzo mi się podobają !!!

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  8. Great set of images Roy, and a lovely study of a 'master fisherman' at work...[;o)

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  9. Great action shots Roy, I think you must have enjoyed watching this show.

    Kind regards,
    Marianne

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    1. Thanks Marianne, quite a regular occurrence around the lakes.

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  10. Your photos always amaze me. A couple of strike photos where the water appears as almost icelike or glasslike shards around the heron's head are tremendous:)

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  11. Hey Roy... These are fabulous shots. Nice opportunity you had to get these, and I especially loves those face plant one :) ...glad I don't have to do that to get my lunch!!!!

    Grace

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  12. Wow ... these are beautiful photos of the heron.
    Fly pictures are really great to see!
    Class!

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  13. Great photos Roy, very impressive. This is certainly a beautiful bird and fun to observe.

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  14. Roy, ahora que la temporada de mariposas se termina nos quedarán esas preciosas aves, los bosques con sus cambios de tonalidad.. Por estas latitudes pasan infinidad de migradoras, pero me queda mucho por aprender de ellas. Fuerte abrazo desde Asturias.

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    1. Gracias Belén. Sí tengo que buscar de otro naturaleza ahora.

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