Monday, October 30, 2006

The one that got away

With the time change yesterday, I found I was able to easily wake up early this morning. Right after I got out of the shower I noticed a great blue heron off in the distance flying towards my condo. I had just enough time to pull the lens cap off and snap a picture. Unfortunately, I didn't quite get enough time to focus well. By the time it was landing in front of my window, this blurry photo is all I managed to get:

I did take a few more pictures after it landed, but nothing that would have been as impressive as the heron landing. But, at least I managed to get a picture that was a bit sharper:

(As is the case with just about all the photos I post here, you can click on the photo to get a larger view.)


shiloh said...

How come he doesn't look blue? Is it an immature?
He also looks very scrawny in the landing picture....I thought they were fatter.......But then again, I've never seen one THAT close up!

Mostly Torn said...

In general, from all the herons I've seen, they tend to be more grey than blue, but in this case it has a golden hue because the sun had just come over the horizon. Everything was lit with a golden color.

If you look at the larger version of the picture, specifically at the top of the heron's head, you can see it is somewhat blue colored.