February 26, 2013

Stealthy Observer

SDP 2-26-13
Great Blue Herons can be quite stealthy, especially considering their size.  When I was at the New Pass Bait & Grill recently taking pictures of egrets, I turned around and was a bit startled to see this large guy standing a few feet behind me near a picnic table.  I guess he was patiently waiting for his close-up.  Here you go, Mr. GBH!

14 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I thought you were going to say he was about to sit down... :-)

Leslie D. said...

That is one exotic-looking (and handsome) bird!

sweffling said...

Indeed, he is definitely lurking. "With intent", as our police would say:)

Jim Klenke said...

you got his good side.

Lowell said...

Lucky you! The only time I'm able to get close to these characters is when they are intent on fishing! I like that splash of red you included!

SFlaGuy said...

How is it all these magnificent creatures find themselves so close to your lens?

LONDONLULU said...

I've never had a GBH so close, wonderful capture! And very lucky you for a unique picnic-mate!

We are: clamco said...

So cool!

Kay said...

Beautiful shot, gorgeous bird, lucky you!

Kathy said...

I think he was waiting for someone to drop a nasty nugget for his afternoon snack.

Brian King said...

One of my favorites! Wonderful shot!

Jack said...

These guys are huge, aren't they?

richies said...

Love this shot. We have a few Great Blue's in my area, but I have never been able to photograph one.
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LOLfromPasa said...

Amazing shot! I need a telephoto lens (on my list) to capture the heron's we have here. Nice to see one up close like this.