A Fish in Muddy Water

Watching & Waiting

By the muddy river 

So very patient

Fascinating to watch...I was full of ifs- if only I had my camera set to take photos quickly, if only I had a longer lens, if only I knew what I was doing..LOL....this would have been a fantastic shot.  
...SIGH. 


57 comments:

  1. here they fish in clear water, now i am wondering how they see the fish under that muddy water. x ray visions maybe?

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  2. Wonderful pictures...interesting fellow, Francine.

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  3. Your photos tell a lovely story! That's amazing how quickly they scoop up the fish!

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  4. Great photos, Terri.. You have nothing to complain about. Love that last one too.. Beautiful bird!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. On a positive note...at least you had a camera and got some good shots! Now you have me wanting to see if our blue heron 'friend' has come back for a koi lunch:)
    Blessings,
    Aimee
    PS: Your last photo is my favorite...thank YOU for your patience!

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  6. Fantastic images... Herons are lovely birds to watch.

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  7. (you sound like me!) :)

    hey, both he and you were successful in catching what you were after.

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  8. Lovely grey(?) heron. So great to get a shot with the fish on board!

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  9. That IS a fantastic spot. I tried to take a picture of a blue heron and barely got his hind end. I am envious. And they are shy.

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  10. It's still a wonderful shot because it tells a story and it helps cement a memorable moment. Nicely done.

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  11. i love that last shot ... such cool wings. ( :

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  12. If only we could stop saying that. lol. Fantastic shots no matter what. You were fortunate enough to be there to see it.

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  13. Those are some very good shots.

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  14. "If only" :) that is still a great shot at least I seen the ending. Incredible. B

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  15. they are very patient, very beautiful fisherman!!

    they are wonderful shots....they are not easy to photograph!!

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  16. What on earth are you talking about?? It IS a gorgeous, great shot. I love Great Blue Herons. Ever so patient and alert.. and STILL. They are abundant here in Oregon. We 'have' a couple who visit every so often and feed on the koi in our pond out back. lol. Easy pickins' in there!

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  17. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing.
    Sue

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  18. I wish my fishing was as good as a heron's. Then again I don't have to depend on it for survival.

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  19. So stoic! Love that flying shot!

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  20. LOL I have those "if only" moments all the time. You did pretty good photographing this magnificent bird considering the if only's.

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  21. You got some wonderful shots. I never see these birds let alone get any pictures of them.

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  22. This photo certainly shows why this beautiful bird is called a blue heron.

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  23. Great photos! Herons are so much fun to watch!

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  24. I've been with you in those thoughts many times. I try telling myself it's the moment itself that counts but it's not that easy. :)
    I like the wing shot!

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  25. All those in onlys. And if I had those things, I of course would never be ready with the right set up when needed! These a fascinating birds to watch.

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  26. Love your photo's great Capture...we have a regular visitor up on our Pond.
    Sheila :)

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  27. My "if only" is "if only I could find a heron with a fish" - they seems to stop eating as soon as I appear!

    Nice pictures.

    Cheers - and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  28. I think you did wonderfully capturing this beauty Terri. xo

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  29. I think it is a great series and that last shot is really cool! The wings on that bird!!!

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  30. So beautiful, you can see the power of those wings. Every feather in place...you gotta love Mother Nature!

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  31. Herons can be aggravating to photograph. There's often a lot of waiting around and it's easy to miss the one moment. You're not the only one who's forgotten to change camera settings. You got nice shots, anyway!

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  32. I think that your shots are wonderful. I love getting out and watching the wildlife. Thanks for sharing your day with us :) Have a great weekend, your blogging sister, Connie

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  33. Ha! I think most photographers have thoughts similar to yours, no matter what kind of camera they have. We're always trying to do it one step better. :) Personally, I think your photos turned out very well!

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  34. Neat series. Loved the last one for the wing detail I have never seen.

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  35. Hi Terri, such a beautiful bird and a nice collection of photos.

    Wishing you a great day,
    Denise
    An English Girl Rambles

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  36. Aren't they amazing birds? I have a rookery near me: http://mymuskoka.blogspot.ca/2013/06/heron-rookery-theyre-anxious-to-take.html

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  37. Love it ! At least you have a real camera on hand. I blog and take pics on my cell phone...a blue heron flew over my farm this morn ....but I usually have to be pretty close to my subject with the cell phone to get the shot lol

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  38. Very nice pictures!! You were lucky to get what you got!!

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  39. I love seeing the heron and watch them fish! Great series. Have a happy weekend!

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  40. I know what you mean about the what ifs, but no ifs about it, those are great shots! I keep hoping to spy a blue heron - I'm pretty sure if I did, my camera would not be ready.

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  41. Wonderful captures of a Heron in action (even if it's being very still). They are all are awesome.

    I still find it strange that they nest in trees — they see way too big for that.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting, Life in the Urban Forest (poetry).

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  42. Still beautiful shots Teri...love that you caught him taking off!

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  43. It looks like you got a pretty good shot to me! We are always our own worst critics aren't we?
    Happy weekend!
    xo Catherine

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  44. Great shots! I bet that was fun to watch. :) Have a great weekend!

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  45. Great shots. Sometimes I think these birds are trying to camouflage themselves as trees : )

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  46. Oh if only....I have said that way too many times...but you did capture the action. Love it!!

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  47. Wonderful heron shots! I love watching them too.

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  48. Oh I know what you mean about the camera! You do take wonderful photos!

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  49. Your photos are incredible! I love heron & cranes. Thses are beautiful shots!

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