Posted by Robin
I have always thought that this bird was among the top 5 in elegance.
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Posted on September 1, 2015, in Animals and Insects, Photography and tagged animals, Birds, nature, NC, North Carolina, OBX, Park, photography. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.
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Thank you Steven!
Elegant for sure. Beautiful.
Great shot, so regal.
I love herons. They are elegant indeed, until the take off, when, for a moment, they’re all gangly and flappy for a second or so until they’re airborne, when once again they regain their elegance, the large wingspan allowing slow beats and long glides until the next fishing spot is reached.
I often think of them as prehistoric throwbacks.
They’re wily old things too, they usually see and hear me coming before I get close, and around where I ride there’s often a few of them dotted along the reservoir banks like sentries, warning each other and other birds of approaching outsiders.
Thank you. It seemed like every time I was about to click the camera he moved. Must have taken at least 10 pictures to get this one. L
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