Thursday, October 9, 2014

Herons, Mustatatuck NWR

He's on the prowl for lunch or perhaps it's dinner. As I scanned the marshland and swamps and lakes at Mustatatuck a few weeks back, I managed to find a few Great Blue Herons on the prowl. This guy was at a pretty far distance so I had to heavily crop the image to get you a closer view.
I love photographing Herons because they are such amiable subjects. They stand motionless for what seems like hours so getting a good crisp photograph is easy. This particular Heron stood for an eternity and never moved nary a bit the entire time I was photographing him short of one turn. Does that means he's really hungry and 'hell bent' on catching a fish. I wonder.
Every now and then I will capture the beautiful blue skies along with the gorgeous blues of Lake Rickert to show you how fantastic this wildlife refuge is to visit.
As you can see, the refuge was teaming with Herons the day I visited. In this case, this Heron was fishing intently in the lily pads at Rickert Lake way off to the side. He eventually disappeared into the reeds never to be seen by me again. ENJOY!

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  1. Beautiful, regal,. majestic, and so much more. Almost still life, lovely shot, and your cropping shows us those eyes and feathers in all their detail. What a wonderful place to visit. Cheers.Jean

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    1. Thank you Jean. Your kind words are always appreciated. Hope you guys are doing well over there. Carol

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  2. Hi Carol. Lovely views of your GBH.

    I just looked up Muscatatuck NWR on the web ... what a fabulous location for wildlife watching.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Frank. Mustatatuck is really about an hour or maybe less if traffic is light north of my home. It used to be even less time until I moved farther south from town. Have a great weekend. Carol

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  3. You live close to some scenic wildlife areas, Carol. I like that yellow eye!

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