Friday, November 30, 2012

Nothing Beats A Great Pair of Legs

Today it's all about the long legged birds showing off at the Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch.
Great Blue Heron in flight
Here are some shots from just of few of my favorite birds in flight. Or reflecting:)
Snowy Egret
If you're looking to refine your skills on capturing herons or egrets in flight, this is the place to do it.
They were everywhere.  I also got a chance to watch Great Blue Herons in a mating dance.  Very cool.
I'll part now and leave you with these incredible birds.  Until tomorrow.....

Great Egret in water as Snowy Egret lands next to its larger relative


Snowy Egret in flight



24 comments:

Gary said...

Some beautiful photo Chris. I particularly like the single snowy egret in reflection. Keep snapping!

Thérèse said...

I do love the ballerina on number 6! So funny!

ADRIAN said...

Great shots of the Heron.

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Très belle série. Magnifiques photos.

Roger

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Bonitas imágenes de Garzas.. Son tan esbeltas y elegante!!!.. Buen fin de semana..

Giga said...

Cudowne zdjęcia. Na czwartym od dołu czapla wygląda tak, jakby jeździła na łyżwach po lodzie. Pozdrawiam.
Wonderful pictures. The fourth from the bottom heron looks as if she went skating on the ice. Yours.

Pam :) said...

And those feathers and extra-long beaks are awesome also. Fabulous collection of birds, Chris.

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful captures of the long legged birds. I especially love the snowy egret landing next to the great one.

Kathy said...

These are great photos, Chris! I'll bet that was fun getting those shots.

Rosemary said...

Those egret photos make themselves into instant paintings, such a majestic bird :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I am so envious of these images Chris, I've taken heaps of bird shots but have never been quick enough to catch one in flight. These shots are fantastic. I will have to have patience and try a bit harder!! Bon weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous, gorgeous!

Warren Baker said...

Some nice shots of the Long leggers Chris :-) especially like the flight shots :-)

Kathryn said...

Great captures! The snowy looks a little out of control coming in for the landing... ;-)

Gaelyn said...

Once again, these are fantastic shots.

Suz said...

such beautiful photos
taken with bird love eyes

eileeninmd said...

Chris, wonderful captures of the Egrets and Herons!

Jeanne said...

Chris... I love these. They are all exceptional. The egret looks like he is doing a happy dance. I like the effect on the next one, very suttle and soft.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

What wonderful photos. Cute title. Long legged birds look comical one minute and majestic the next.

Ragged Robin said...

Wonderful photos especially like the ones of the Egrets - such beautiful birds :)

Diana of Elephants Eye said...

your photos are morphing from just good, to amazing. Blue heron is hard to believe.

Andrea said...

Wow you shoot them at the best positions, knowing you sometimes i see some positions as funny! We have some few bird sounds in our trees now, but i can't see them. I wonder why there are newcomers, even further wonder if they are migrants that linger away from the group!

Marie said...

Wonderful shots, Chris!

Kathie Brown said...

I'm so glad I was able to go birding here with you! By the end of the day we were exhausted but we were smiling!