October 24, 2018

A Heron at Lake Frederick

On Monday afternoon I ran a few errands and then decided to have a cup of coffee and spend a few minutes reading in a sunny spot. I got the coffee (actually decaf) at Royal Farms and drove up to nearby Rockland Park. Unfortunately the parking lot was full because some sort of high school athletic training was going on, with kids jogging and using the exercise equipment. I decided to drive a little farther to Lake Frederick.

Hardly anyone was there and the water was deep blue. And there was a Great Blue Heron! I took a picture from the car window and then quietly opened the door to get a few more shots.
 

 He walked up on the floating pier and down the other side. It happened that I had accidentally turned on "continuous burst mode" on my camera last week and had not bothered to look up how to turn it off yet. Good! A moving bird is a suitable subject for taking multiple shots continuously.

I think the heron heard me and took off! This is where continuous shooting is an advantage. The camera caught several images of him in flight! Pictures 3 and 4 are the best of them. I cropped them in Photoshop to give you a closer look.

Thank you, heron!


17 comments:

  1. Continuous shooting - a blessing indeed. I almost feel that I was there with you!

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  2. Hello. Beautiful heron and great photos.

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  4. Lindo uma bela sequência de fotografias.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

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    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
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  5. Love the heron, great series of photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  6. Oh what a great series! I haven't done continuous shooting for a while...may try it again if I run into wildlife. Squirrels are everywhere!

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  7. Nice shots. Heron are such interesting birds to observe.

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  8. Great pictures. The Great Blue Heron is one very large bird.

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  9. What a great sighting! Glad you had your camera ready.

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  10. Wonderful photos, especially those last two!

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  11. What a lovely series of photographs, especially the last two.
    Amazing.

    All the best Jan

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  13. Great captures! They turned out well. You were in the right place at the right time this day.

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