Walk with me, part 4 (and we’ll go fishing, too.)

Posted: June 21, 2016 in Nature, Uncategorized
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We’ve made it thought the park and back to the parking lot, saddened that the best part of the morning is over.  Or is it?  As I drive the van toward the main road, I look to the right, to where the water is slow, forming a large pond/small lake.  Behold!  A fisherman!  Pull over, park, and find a rock.  Limber up the clicking finger, focus the telephoto, and we’re off. As Yogi Berra (not Bear) once said, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”  And we have a few more photos to take.

Waiting; the personification of patience.  Animalification?

© janet m. webb 2016

Stealthily on the move.  Is that a feather duster in the back?  🙂

© janet m. webb 2016

Streeeetch.  (I’d say “Craning”, but as it’s an egret, that might get confusing.) 🙂

© janet m. webb 2016

I sat for a long while on a warm rock, taking photos and just watching.  When I finally rose to leave, you guessed it.  Plop.  Another frog missed.  But I did get a shot of one recently and that will likely be coming up Tuesday.

Have a marvelous weekend and thanks for walking with me.

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Comments
  1. Fabulous shots, Janet. Looking forward to the frog photo.

  2. jules says:

    Birds and water – always a good mix 🙂

  3. Sandra says:

    I had to smile at the phrase “A fisherman! Pull over, park and find a rock”. That has quite a different connotation amongst the boating sorority, Janet. 🙂 (Joking of of course).

  4. ledrakenoir says:

    Wonderful captured – an expert of fishing… 🙂

  5. Prior-2001 says:

    what fun walk – and I felt all calm during the patience chat… thx and the first image is my fav of the three – beautiful J!

  6. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful. I like the muted reflections.

  7. Nice heron story.
    Photo tip: There are several ways of shooting for proper white exposure. First do a test and see if you have blown out white (blinkies). Point metering with highlight mode. Then use some exposure compensation until you don’t have any blown out whites. Digital cameras will expose for the whole scene which doesn’t work with white birds. you can read this http://www.firstlighttours.com/photographing-white-birds.html

    • Thanks, Sherry. I’m very much an amateur when it comes to my Nikon. I’ll set your article aside for later in the summer when I have a bit more time. (Getting ready for two trips right now as well as work (paid and at home.)

      janet

  8. Stunning photos, glad you found a comfy rock.

  9. Very pretty! Peaceful. I haven’t sat on a rock and watched nature in peace in three toddler years… Lol.

    • Ah, yes, I remember those days. 🙂 Enjoy them while you can and when your husband/babysitter/friend can watch for a bit, take that time to relax in nature. The days with them fly too quickly and nature is always there.

      janet

  10. Nature and her inspiration…

  11. Very like some of my recent lake shots. It’s like déja vous all over again – as Yogi Berra (not bear) once said. But very nice shots though Janet. Seems we’re both a tad smarter than the average bear – as u-no-hu bear one said – on more than one occasion. Cheers!

  12. bythebriny says:

    A beautiful and elegant bird. Great reflections!

  13. thirdeyemom says:

    Love the beautiful reflection on the water Janet!

  14. Beautiful images, Janet. The reflections are wonderful. 🙂

  15. What a breathtaking moment. Love these images

  16. pommepal says:

    Did he/she actually catch anything?

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