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19-MAY-2005 Cheryl Hawkins

May 19, 2005 Heron and Friend

This used to be a nice little pond now it is more like a bog. When Jeanne visited
we stopped and discovered a mother duck making a trail through the muck for
about 12 little ducklings. Today I spotted the heron. It was a minute or two
before I figured out the lump at the end was a turtle.

This was taken from inside the car, as soon as I got out to shoot more photos the heron took off.
Its wingspan looked like it was at least five feet wide.


Scenes from Thursday Night Market

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Guest 21-May-2005 03:42
I remember those little ducks!! They were swimming thru MUCK!

Nice shot of the heron, and I can see the turtle, but he isn't looking so good LOL!!!
Dave Wyman21-May-2005 00:45
Next time, Cheryl, you will know to pack your Great Blue Heron costume and you will change into it before you exit your car. (I think you came up with a really fine photograph.)
jypsee21-May-2005 00:24
Hard to expose with that deep shadow and blazing Florida, the herons are so used to being gawked at that they aren't as skittish as the birds in "the nawth"...
Guest 20-May-2005 22:31
The lighting/metering real does lend to bringing out the colour in the Heron's head.
Gayle P. Clement20-May-2005 20:50
Very nice capture.
Karen Stuebing20-May-2005 09:44
Amazing bird and capture. I see the turtle. Don't see the bottle?
Lee Rudd20-May-2005 07:53
I wonder if herons can eat turtles??? Nice bird, pity about the bottle in the backgound, modern curse
JeremyGood20-May-2005 06:52
That is a GREAT blue heron. Huge.
Thursday night market looks like quite a hoot.
Guest 20-May-2005 06:09
Beautiful capture!!!
laine8220-May-2005 05:04
The detail of his feathers is fantastic. They are such graceful & wonderful birds.