Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ruffled feathers


I think he wasn't in the mood
when I first captured him


but he quickly settled
those ruffled feathers 



and posed quite nicely.

Even birds in Maine get their feathers ruffled now and again.

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Hope your week is going well, friends.

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74 comments:

Ginny said...

Wow,everything about this picture is perfect! Even the rope beside him, the roughness of the rope adding to the ruffled feathers, all about texture. Even if I had a super editing program,I wouldn't know what to do with it, but you are an artist.

Tricia said...

He really DID have his feathers in an uproar, didn't he, but settled down nice & neatly... LoL! =)

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! What an awesome photo! Each one of them is fantastic in it's own right (feathers ruffled or not).

Julie said...

Wow. I agree. These shots are all just perfectly amazing!

Jazzi said...

yah just tell him to take a chill pill!! BOL

wags
Jazzi and Addy

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful Reena. Amazing how quickly appearances can change.

Jill said...

I love seeing the details of his ruffled feathers. These shots are fantastic!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great pictures!! I don't know why he would get his feathers ruffled, didn't he know that he would become famous when you posted his picture on your blog? ;-)

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Beautiful captures.

Ruth said...

You amaze. These are perfect illustrations for the book I'm reading on feathers! Maybe he had just gone for a dive?

Woody said...

Neat how you've captured it in different states. It's amazing how much larger it appears in the first shot.

Kathy said...

Such great detail. He's certainly a fluffy dude with his feathers ruffled.

Gail said...

Fantastic shots...I feel as if I'm right there.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great shots Reena! Love all three!

Madi and Mom said...

Even with ruffled feathers he is a very handsome shore bird...seems to be posing for you too.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Kamana said...

you find such amazing feathered subjects

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful clarity!

grammie g said...

Hi Renna..as do the people now and then....lol
Very cooperative fellar once he knew he was in the spotlight!!

Great ones!!

Grace

thotlady said...

Very nice progression of photos.

Debbie said...

his ruffled feathers are wonderful, offering so much detail.

crisp and clear these pictures are marvelous!!

you should link them with http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/

Daryl said...

Oh he's a gem .. I wonder if he'd been swimming before you saw him ...

Linda R. said...

Yep, he is posing all pretty for you.. I love watching bird ruffle there feathers.. Great catch..

Hugs, Linda

Judy said...

Wow, great captures here!

joo said...

What a lovely series:)

EG Wow said...

WOW! Great photos, Reena!

Sandra said...

I like the ruffled look better than the prim and proper look. the first one made me smile, he is sooo cute

Patricia said...

Love these photos. You have the perfect touch when it comes to bird photos. I look forward to seeing more.

Gillian Olson said...

These are great pictures, ruffled feathers and all.

Oliag said...

Fantastic photos! Love the ruffled look myself:)

Hope you are having a great week too Reena!

Peggy said...

First time visitor--what great photos of the heron!

Barbara said...

What a beauty!!

Gary said...

Great capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

My Journey With Candida said...

He stood his ground waiting for you to photograhp him didn't he?

What a ham!

CherryPie said...

What a cutie he is :-)

mick said...

Very cute captures of the bird with its feathers all ruffled.

Barb said...

You get the BEST bird photos - full of character and charm plus excellent photography!

Andrew said...

Beautiful images... lovely title!

Mental P Mama said...

He is a handsome devil!

Bob Bushell said...

I love that Heron, it is too much.

Louise said...

What a handsome dude, ruffled feathers or not.

bobbybegood1 said...

Ever since I began visiting your blog reena, my weeks have been great. He's beautiful. Cheers!!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! A handsome dude, indeed! Love those ruffled feathers and I know just how he feels -- but mine ruffled aren't nearly as handsome! And, he cleans up well, too, doesn't he! The perfect model! Hope your week is going well, Reena!

Sylvia

Kanelstrand said...

Oh, how elegant he is in the last photo! Perfection in its brightest!

Jim said...

What an elegant creature! Nice job Reena!

TSannie said...

I just love your photography!

Cedar said...

Fantastic photos! I love those ruffled feathers!

Cozy Little House said...

That was quite the transformation!
Brenda

Dianne said...

Oh! I love him with his feathers ruffled!

beth said...

he is one gorgeous bird !!!

Jean said...

Great shots!:-D)

Lisa RedWillow said...

He really is georgeous .

Springman said...

Gorgeous takes Reena! It's hard to take my eyes off them. There's kind of a halo around your heron that is very unusual, realy cool. I am amazed how these birds can ruffel and unruffel there feathers in a moments time. A beautiful series!

Michaele said...

ha! He went from mean looking to posing - just for you. Great photos!

urban muser said...

these are great. i love how his feathers smoothed out for you.

Catherine said...

Haha - I think we all get ruffled now and then! Excellent photos!
xo Catherine

Saun said...

Great shots I was chasing squirrels around today. :)

Caroline said...

Awww...what a gorgeous bird! Great shots!

Pat said...

Beautiful work, Reena!

Kalyan said...

Simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Perfect pictures! I don't know if I love herons or egrets best -- it's a constant battle.

Misty said...

Absolute gorgeousness!

eileeninmd said...

Grat photos of the Heron. I like the ruffled look.

Susan said...

Wonderful photos. I like the transition, ruffles to smooth.

Tammy said...

I love the ruffled feathers. There is so many wonderful textures in that first shot, The feathers, dock, and rope....very nice.

Tammy said...

You linked up with Behind the Camera! Yeah. So happy to see you there :)

Lili said...

OMGosh! Those are fantastic shots! ~Lili

geetlee said...

haha.. I love this one :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! He definitely has attitude! Great photos...and of the same bird! WOW! ♥

christinemyoung said...

beautiful series ♥ i love it when they fluff up

Arija said...

I think you just caught him on a bad hair day. He soon settled down when he saw you were not laughing at him but just wanting a god portrait shot.

deb duty said...

Beautiful bird and lovely photo!

Hilary said...

Oh what a ruffled beauty.

Nicolasa @ {My}Perspective said...

What an awesome series of photos!

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

This is so beautiful. Feels like I can reach out and touch those feathers!