This week’s Sunday Stills challenge, is ‘Blue’. He asks us to find something other that blue sea and blue sky, so I decided that the Great Blue Heron, the ‘King of the Pond’, would be quite a fitting subject. He’s almost always there when I look out, and has a few different guises, depending on his mood.
He can look sleek and very regal.
Sometimes he’s all fluffed up and looking very intense as he eyes his prey.
“Oh dear, I just lost a feather; must be the stressful life I lead.”
Here, he seems to have somehow mislaid his long neck, and looks very grumpy about it.
He can also look as pleased as punch when he’s just caught the ideal-sized piece of sushi.
Which of his looks do you like the most?
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🙂 loved the shot it running after the feather…….. well done
Thanks so much. 🙂
Sleek and regal looks best to me but losing his neck is witty and fun. 😉
Thanks, Gemma. Glad you enjoyed my humour. 🙂
First one takes home the fish for me. 🙂
Hehehe Thanks, Rommel. He looks so elegant there. 🙂
great shots as always! very elegant bird!
Thanks, Lola. 🙂
I’m going with the first one, but he’s beautiful no matter which guise he’s in 😉
Thanks. He thinks so too. )
And wow what an amazing series of photos. Just love this Sylvia. So many different photo angles. You’re lucky to have him nearby.
Thanks, Michelle. Glad you enjoyed these. 🙂
Definitely the one where he caught the sushi, you know I can’t resist a good foodie pic 😉
Hahaha Of course! I should have known you’d go for that one. 😀
It’s not only his neck. He seems to have lost a leg in that one too. And I thought was terrible for losing things! 😉
Hehehe His one legged pose does look very weird. 😆
Phenomenal bird shots Sylvia! My pick is that intense concentration before the swoopl!!!
Thanks, Madhu. Yes, I was rather proud of that one. 🙂
This is a very crisp shot, Sylvia. A magnificent bird!
Thanks so much, Naomi. 🙂
Beautiful- I love the look in the 4th one’s eye- I am watching you…
Thanks, so much. Quite a beady eye, isn’t it? 🙂
Haha! So so cute and what a fun post, Sylvia. 🙂
I liked all of them. Hugs from Oz, Paula xxx
Thanks, Paula. Glad you enjoyed these. 🙂
I love every single one and I am so totally envious that they stand a pose so nicely for you!
Thanks, Gunta. These are all pics of the same bird. He’s used to me by now. 🙂
Love ’em all! Always enjoy seeing my favorite bird the GBH in action!
Thanks, Phil. They’re fun to watch.
I really enjoy how you weave a story…you have a gift!!!
Thanks, Rebecca. 🙂
I love the first one.
Thanks so much, Julie. 🙂
Handsome birds. I am wondering how close you were to take these great pictures?
Thanks, YC. Only about 3 metres for most of them. The one with the feather was taken from further away because the lake was in between us, and I wasn’t swimming across for a photo. 😀
I love the way that herons can compact themselves in a small smouldering heap of grumpiness. I model myself on them. Great pictures.
Hahaha. Love your confession, Mr T. You don’t sound at all grumpy. 😀
lol…certainly a beautiful fellow…looks as though he enjoys modeling for you! 😉 I don’t have a favorite, they are all great!
Thanks, Heather. Yes, I think he enjoys all the attention. None of the neighbours pay any mind to him. They probably think I”m crazy, always out there snapping away. 🙂
I hope you had permission from him for the shots. The heron volk haf vays und means of dealing with people who step out of line! 🙂
Oh gosh! I hadn’t thought of that. I hope he doesn’t read my blog, or he’ll want a cut of the profits. 🙂
Great choice for something blue! I rarely see Herons that close!
Thanks, Lisa. I’m so lucky to have so many birds around here. 🙂
I just love these birds. I managed to capture a couple of nice shots of one on our recent trip to Lake Havasu. Love your photo with the feather flying 🙂
Thanks, Ingrid. They are such amazing birds. 🙂
A perfect fit for a blue challenge!
Thanks, RoSy. 🙂
They are such peculiar creatures! I think I like sleek and regal best 🙂
Yes he does look funny sometimes, but I also prefer his elegant look. 🙂
It’s a very hard choice to make Sylvia. You are getting very good at this! I think the preferred one is #2 😀
Thanks, Paula. Yes, #2 is his mean, shifty-eyed look. 🙂
They are all great and a wonderful choice for the challenge. My favourite is the fluffed up look – a great shot!
Thanks so much, Jude. 🙂
I prefer the regal look though all are great!
Thanks so much, Dana. 🙂
I like them all! though if i had to choose though? mmm second before the last one lol 🙂
Thanks so much, Andy. Yes, he looks cute with only one leg. 😀
I love to see Great Blue Herons as they are so elegant, so I will pick image number one as my favorite.
Thanks, Roslyn. 🙂
I simply adore blue heron’s. Great photos!
Thanks so much, Cee. They are such beautiful birds. 🙂