Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

In search of a sunset I spotted this blue heron on his way home after a hard days work. There is a heron rookery tree nearby. So far I haven't gotten close enough for pictures of the rookery but someday, maybe?
I didn't get my sunset that night but in the morning I spotted the sunrise from my window, jumped out of bed and grabbed my camera.
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18 comments:

Quiet Paths said...

These are great captures; the heron is magnificent. I feel a special bond with these birds. Serene colors in the 2nd; it looked like a gorgeous day was breaking.

Diane C. said...

Wow, awesome photo of a beautiful bird in flight! Those sunrise colors are breathtaking...good thing you were awake to photograph that gorgeous scene :)

Guy D said...

Great captures Martha, thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Janie said...

Beautiful heron in flight.
And a lovely sunrise, too.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love seeing the heron in flight. The sunrise is lovely.

Photo Cache said...

first photo: i thought that was close enough.

kden said...

What a majestic bird. And your sunrise shot is fantastic, wish I had that type of view from my bedroom window.

John said...

Great captures!

Barb said...

That sunrise is a great backdrop for the starkness of the tree! Glad you jumped out of bed.

Carol said...

I love the heron in flight!! Beautiful sunrise color also.

Owlfarmer said...

Every time a heron flies over me I'm without my camera--so I'm obviously envious of this shot. I also appreciate your bare tree/sky composition, too. Looks like we have a number of interests in common, so I'll be back. Nice pix, nice blog.

Sally in WA said...

I love the heron shot but the other one is equally great!

Linnea W said...

Ahhh...beautiful!

John said...

Great captures, Martha!

Caprice- said...

Pretty sunrise! I love how the colors are so vivid. I usually see the sunrise in my rear window on the way to wrok. I love weekends when I am home and can see sunrise and sunset in the beautiful mountains!
Happy First Day of Spring!
Caprice

Judanna said...

That sky is just beautiful. Great post.
Judanna

Raven said...

Love the bird in flight and the beautiful colours in the sunrise

TCKK said...

I love the beautiful pink sky in the second photo!