Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Look What I Caught...

This Blue Heron photograph was captured at Viera Wetlands, Melbourne, Florida. I was sitting along the banks of one of the cells when he flew in close to me. I watched him slowly walking through the water for sometime and he appeared to me to be fishing. I kept the camera trained on him and waited him out until he lunged into the water coming up with his feast. I shot many photographs of the event and will post more later. He was fun to watch and it was amazing to see him swallow the fish so easily. For sometime after he eat the fish his long neck would shake back and forth from the fish flopping around.

I wanted to mention that my son Shane has redesigned his blog and started it back up last week. He will be posting on Tuesday's and Thursday's and starting next week he will be using new photographs he recently shot. His site can be found on my links to the left or by clicking here http://smyersphotos.blogspot.com/. The new header photograph on his site was taken at Viera Wetlands and is him photographing an alligator. Don't forget to stop by and check him out and don't forget to make my photograph today get larger by clicking on it, the detail is great.

11 comments:

Arija said...

Bradley, that is a superb catch for him and for you! A real gem.

HFD60 said...

WOW, great capture Brad...can't wait to see more...

Leedra said...

This is totally awesome...this one you need to enter somewhere.

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nessabates said...

That was an awesome catch!! I just love your bird photos!!

kjpweb said...

That was a pretty cool moment! You made a great pick - I'm still pondering on what I will post of it.
:)
Cheers, Klaus

Ken Conger Photography said...

Awesome shot Brad. One of you best to date. The detail is fantastic. Full frame head shot with a fish is special. Blue Skies.

Salty said...

Great work Brad! A rare moment superbly photographed! Florida was certainly good to you.

Rune said...

This is awesome shot!

Ruth said...

Such a perfect, clear shot. I really like GB Herons. Ours should be returning soon.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Okay, wait a minute. I'm picking my chin up off the floor. This a jaw-dropper and I am totally in awe! Wow!!!

ascu75 aka Don said...

WOW nice shot well done made me smile about the neck moving XXX Don