A heron fishing in silhouette
Walking back from the birds along the shoreline of the Bow River, I drew a line along the ponds in the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. The daylight was failing and the paths were in deep shadow. The water reflected the southern sky where there were breaks in the surrounding forest. In one of these bright patches, was a welcome surprise, there stood a Great blue heron, his profile silhouetted and motionless at first.
The bird then moved slowly in the shallows and I loved watching as the hunter stalked the fish below.
Within a couple of minutes, a strike came. The water was pitch black to me but that did not help this fish. The heron lifted its head out of the water with a very nice sized dinner I would imagine.
Once finished, the heron continued to ply its trade, looking to have seconds.
Wow! Amazing photos!
November 9, 2016 at 7:21 am
October 7, 2016 at 12:55 pm
Stunning photos. ❤
October 6, 2016 at 6:57 am
Thank you so much Lili!
October 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm
A beautiful bird, this one and a stealthy hunter. Like the sillouettes.
October 3, 2016 at 2:07 pm
Thanks Jane! They are incredible to watch as they stalk fish in the shallows.
October 7, 2016 at 3:06 pm
never seen such majestic bird before!
October 3, 2016 at 9:32 am
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gorgeous watching how it stalks the prey
October 3, 2016 at 5:58 am
Great silhouettes and colors ~ beautiful work once again Christopher!
October 3, 2016 at 4:18 am
I love watching these birds; their slow, deliberate movements as they stalk their prey in the shallows. Beautiful!
October 2, 2016 at 8:29 pm
I totally agree with you Mike!
October 3, 2016 at 3:02 pm
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October 2, 2016 at 4:47 pm
The nature lets us sometimes see art of its own. These photos make my eyes wet, they are so incredible.
October 2, 2016 at 4:16 pm
Lovely monochrome pic!
October 2, 2016 at 2:09 pm
October 2, 2016 at 1:25 pm
Your work is absolutely spectacular! Love your photography.
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October 2, 2016 at 1:21 pm
Thank you so much Iris! Have a great day!
October 3, 2016 at 3:03 pm
Interesting 🙂 The backdrop of the silhoutte against the water is stunning!
October 2, 2016 at 1:06 pm
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Wow! Gorgeous color and beautiful bird!
October 2, 2016 at 12:53 pm
Very beautiful! Especially the last one!
October 2, 2016 at 12:51 pm
Thank you – fun to hear which one you like the most.
October 7, 2016 at 11:51 pm