Thursday, October 20, 2011

Patience ...


Harry Heron:  Are you coming?  I'm not going to wait all day for you!



 Herman Heron:  Hold your flappin' beak.  This flying stuff is still new to me.  I barely made this landing as it was!



Herman Heron:  Ok, I'm ready now.  So I lean forward ...



... shove off and flap.  Right?



Herman Heron:  Hey!  Look at me!  I did it!


 Harry Heron:  Oh my ... It's going to be a long long day.  And we haven't even discussed pole landing yet.

: : :

Hope your day got off to a great start!

I've been trying to learn to use Gimp to create 
myself a watermark.
It's going rather slowly.
~sigh~
Thank goodness for You Tube video instructions!

Later, friends,


57 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

What a great sequence of photos! You are REALLY good at this...
I love taking pics of birds.

Evelyn S. said...

Each time I see one of your bird photos, I sigh in envy! These are just fabulous, Reena! I love the shape of a heron in flight, too...those gawky birds look so graceful in the air.

Sylvia K said...

You are indeed a master at taking bird shots, Reena! And always fun to be able to "hear" their conversations! I love it and your posts always brings a smile and a giggle! What a great start for my morning! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy -- you and the birds!

Sylvia

Sandra said...

love the story, love the photos, love the big bad bird. i need to make a watermark, and i keep giving up. i like the shadows when he took off and the way the sun painted his feathers while perched on the pole

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

outstanding photos!

thanks for the beauty of your photos that keep me yearning for them.

such witty words, too!

Bob Bushell said...

The Herons are funny, they make it very teasing.

Michael Offutt said...

My day was not complete without a bird picture. So I came here. Thank you.

TexWisGirl said...

great set of photos, and always enjoy your critter narratives...

EG Wow said...

Thank for the giggles!

Ashley Sisk said...

hehehe love it.

Jill said...

Fantastic shots!

lisleman said...

so glad I don't need to land on a pole. Never used gimp but do you think the watermarks help that much with photo theft?

Margie said...

Reena,

My oh my, I am so glad you popped over to my blog as it has allowed me to find you! Beautiful, beautiful site. Consider yourself followed! Wish we had these herons taking off from my roof. Loved the commentary, LOL.

Hugs!

Brian Miller said...

nice...great capture of the sequence of the take off...how long did you have to stand there for that...smiles. magnificent bird too...we used to have them when i lived in FL>..

Claudia said...

Just love it. The herons are beautiful and I love their conversation!

xo
Claudia

Daryl said...

They look so prehistoric .. fabulous ... watermark? Nah. I sign my photos using the text thingie at Picnik.com and hide my signature within the photo ... my 'tribute' to Al Hirschfeld's "NINAs'

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Magnificent! I was at the library this afternoon and whipped out my camera in the parking lot to take bird photos...you would have been proud! heehee! ♥

Madi and Mom said...

Oh me...flying is like riding a bike once you learn it you have the skill for life!!
Beautiful pictures!!
Hugs C

Pat said...

I love this series and your cute narrative!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Along with taking such stunning pictures, you 'speak bird' very well!!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

heheheheee your commentary cracks me up, Reena... love it! =)

Amen to the YouTube praise! LoL!

Ginny said...

AWESOME pictures!!! I especially love the shadows, too! So sharp and clear. The great blue heron is such an impressive bird!

Riet said...

Wow, what a beautiful series of photo\s . The birds photo's are magnificant and I love your words with the photo's.

CherryPie said...

I love this sequence of photos :-)

Ed Pilolla said...

i like it very much, too, especially the shadow with the wingspan.
:)

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Wow, amazing shots. Very cool.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a day-brightener. Love these GBH shots and the commentary. You really seem to know what these birds are thinking! lol

Dianne said...

Delightful Reena - and oh! those long legs they go on forever!! Have a great week-end!

Ann said...

this one gave me the giggles and I enjoyed the great pictures too.

Amish Stories said...

I apologize for not visiting my favorite blogs lately, and i promise to do some catching-up with everyone in the next few days. We are experiencing cooler weather starting today (Thursday) and as for myself I'm looking forward to falls return to the Lancaster Pennsylvania area. And are the color of the leaves changing your your way folks as they are mine. Hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoy the beautiful fall season that has now begun. Richard from Amish Stories.

Ellie said...

Oh I love this post really made me smile :) thank you.

Country Girl said...

You don't have PS, right?

Wonderful pics!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Very, very cool!!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

That is very cute. They really do have long legs and necks to try to coordinate.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I'm so glad we didn't have a crash landing -- great shots and commentary, Reena. :)

deb duty said...

They are kind of awkward, but at the same time graceful and beautiful! Lovely photos!

Tammy said...

Outstanding!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Great inflight shots, something I have yet to accomplish with a heron. Well done.

Debbie said...

what a wonderful series reena!! lucky you....

i can't learn anything new, all my "memory" is used up!!

Michaele said...

Now that is just cool. And the fact alone that a bird like that can fly is amazing.

lisa said...

Wonderful images and thank you for the smiles Reena!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

bon bon said...

love the light on those long legs!

Kerri said...

Outstanding! Love this post!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Loved this Reena. The captures as Herman begins flight are beautiful! Love your commentary!

geetlee said...

I always enjoy your lovely posts :)
Beautiful shots, such clarity. perfectly captured!
All the best with the watermark! I need to do that too. At some point!

Henrietta said...

This is SOOO funny:)
Have a nice weekend.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - what a splendid sequence of shots!! I like seeing herons. I always feel like I've seen "something" if I see a heron!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Excellent heron shots - they're such neat birds.

My Journey With Candida said...

You got some great pictures of the herons. The Blue Herons around my house are so skitsy that I can't even open my patio door or they fly away.

heyBJK said...

Great shots of the herons, Reena! Puts mine to shame for sure! Your commentary was funny, too!

Judy said...

Too funny!
Beautiful photos!

Catherine said...

haha ~ very fun photos! They make me smile! :)
xo Catherine

Woody said...

They look so awkward when the first take off, nice capture of the sequence.

Barb said...

Fantabulous bird photography - I don't know how you do it! they all look so 'human'!

Hilary said...

Wonderful shots and commentary of one of my favourite birds. Really well done. :)

bobbybegood1 said...

I absolutely love pic #4. Talk about gracefulness. Lovely pics. Cheers!!

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful photos!!