Saturday, November 20, 2010

Shadows at the Pond

We are fortunate that our community has so much open space, so many places where we can view natures creatures.  We've been going to the ponds lately, to enjoy the variety of wildlife.  It's a little far for our daily walk so we try to combine it with other errands.
Almost gone the sun
Heron waits, still on duty
Shadows stretch to night
There are more shadows to be found at Shadow Shot Sunday, hosted for us by Tracy at Hey Harriet.

24 comments:

Paulie said...

Neat capture! Love the shadow also.

MyMaracas said...

Wow, what a great shot!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture, Martha, as always and what a lovely bird he is! Perfect shadow! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

sarayutouched said...

this heron shadow is beautiful martha...thanks for sharing.

Kay L. Davies said...

Herons make marvelous shadows, don't they? Super photos for the day, Martha. The walk was worth it.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Barb said...

Martha, I love this line: "Shadows stretch to night" He looks like a sentinel.

La said...

Amazing shot! La

Ralph said...

That is one fine and proud looking bird! It comports itself well, balancing on those spindly legs. The shape from tail to bill looks lovely in both subject and shadow...

Gaelyn said...

Great shadow shot and really like the haiku.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots and great shadow captures. The Great Blue is a beautiful bird.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful model for shadow.


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ρομπερτ said...

Stepping into ones shadow - character building.

Please have you all a good Sunday.

daily athens

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I like the lighting ON the heron in the first photograph. The shadows are quite nice too.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Hey, Martha!

Love the heron shot. They are amazing birds. Tried to rescue one once and it was a disaster but I learned a lot about what not to do next time.

We see them on the river a lot and around ponds here.

Happy thanksgiving,
Gina

EG Wow said...

WOW! Not only did you capture the heron twice but you also got great shadows too!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photo. Herons look so ancient to me.

Denise said...

Beautiful! Your Great Blue Herons cast a magnificent shadow.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Beautiful heron and shadows!

Hey Harriet said...

These are stunning! Especially love the first one!

Diane AZ said...

Simply gorgeous heron, light, shadows and haiku!

Tom Hilton said...

Great capture of a magnificent bird, which casts an appropriately bold shadow.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great blue herons are a huge favorite of mine. This one posed beautifully for you -- wonderful pictures.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a lovely shot! It looks you have a wonderful & sunny weather.
Your shots are really cool...

Have a happy day & happ SSS…
/chie

jabblog said...

Wonderful shadows cast by the heron. I enjoyed your later post, too. How lovely to see otters:-)