Friday, January 24, 2020

Breakfast on Ice

It's not easy to fish on ice but this heron was very good at his fishing. The method catching fish was rather simple. 

Very tense while looking for fish. Wings up, legs bend. 

Ready to dive.  

Diving only with his head. I believe that herons keep their eyes open underwater.

Got fish and immediately takes off. That morning all herons didn't swallow fish right away.  They were looking for safe place where they could enjoy their breakfast. In peace.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Bear River in Winter

Mountains that surround Bear River are majestic. They stand still telling the world that they exist. Today, tomorrow and forever. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

In Flight

These two photos were taken on last Sunday morning at Bear river.  The first photo I took at the end of my trip and the last at the begging. 

Looking at them right now I feel that I was in autumn and winter at the same time.

First time a Great Blue heron was flying toward me.  The shot came out odd but I like it. 

Flying low with wings down.  Amazing how these birds can do it!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Collecting Stories About Herons.

Last Sunday at Bear river I decided to collect stories about Great Blue herons. They are incredible birds and I am learning more and more about their behavior.

This heron I found in a very unusual place. There was no water around, only snowy marsh. The heron was resting on a pile of dry grass enjoying the first rays of sun.

After taking this photo I thought why not to take a portrait. My first thought was to photograph the heron head to neck but at last minute I changed my mind and included more of his body.