Saturday, March 1, 2014

Saturday's Critters #13

Saturday's Critters #13

It's that time again, I hope to see everyone joining in on my Saturday's Critter party.  Link up your post and have some fun seeing all the different critters..   It is fun to visit with some new bloggers and some old blogging friends.  Either way, I hope everyone has a great day and enjoys all the critters.


I was trying to capture a good reflection shot, but the scene looked crowded. The grasses and sky and the heron were all being seen in the reflection.


This is my favorite Great Blue Heron shot.  It was another bird seen at Blackwater NWR last weekend.






Thank you for linking up to the critter party. I appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends..

To see more beautiful birds and cute critters

Also please visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin. Also, sharing with Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting.

 Thanks for stopping by and  I wish everyone a happy weekend.










66 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh Eileen, that first photo of the GBH is fantastic. Love the mixture of textures, colors and reflections!!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen;
There must be many kinds of herons as well; I only know or have ever seen the white one I can see from time to time at the river near my house :-)

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Irma said...

Second picture is totally awesome, Eileen.
Have a good weekend, Irma

katerchen said...

Eileen von solchen Bildern kann man nur träumen..sagenhaft
so SCHÖN
LG vom katerchen zum Wochenende

Noushka said...

2 great shots Eileen!
The first pic shows the typical environment and the second one is tops for closeness and sharpness on the bird!
Well done!

Helma said...

These are again two beautiful pictures of this heron. Nice composition but also all pretty colors.
Have a great weekend :-)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of this heron. Amazing !
Have a nice and sunny weekend, Eileen. Best regards, Synnöve

Icy BC said...

Oh your shots of the heron are beautiful! The reflection is there, with its own beauty..

DeniseinVA said...

Fantastic shots of the heron Eileen. I have entered my photo for this week's Saturday's Critters. Have a great weekend and thank you so much for hosting.

Lynne said...

Great photo of the Blue Heron . . . very stately !

Renee said...

He's handsome! That last pic is just up close and personal :) awesome! Thanks for letting us link up, have a fabulous weekend!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

just a gorgeous bird. nice times!! ( :

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wonderful shots as always. Have a great weekend Eileen!!

DIMI said...

Good morning Eileen!!Great reflection in the first picture!!Gorgeous picture with the Heron bird!!Wish you a happy month of March!Hugs!
Dimi...

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

What amazing shots of these beautiful birds; they are so intense, aren't they? Love the first shot, in particular for the vertical lines of the tall, dry grasses and the slightly camouflaged image of the heron. Brilliant.

Well, it's my very first time joining your lovely party, as I figured I now have some material that is worthy of the critter theme!

Thanks for hosting and hope you have a lovely weekend!

Poppy

A Quiet Corner said...

Blue herons are so cool...great shots!...:)JP

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Crowded or not I like it as well as all of your shots! :)

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

lovely heron photos, one of my favourite water birds to photograph

Willow said...

Beautiful shot Eileen !

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I echo all that. Fabulous photo!
Blue Heron are my favourite birds!

sandyland said...

peaceful sightings

Brian King said...

One of my favorite birds! Nice shots!

Debbie said...

for this day, and this landscape, the second image works better but both are beautiful!!

i really adore the light in the 2nd one.

brian and i must have added our links at the exact same time as i was determined NOT to end up next to such an amazing photographer again this week....

i checked before i added, have you have noticed where i am!! hehe

TexWisGirl said...

love the gbh. that eye is fierce and intelligent looking. :)

lina@happy family said...

Admire your shots, Eileen.
Happy weekend to all.

Giga said...

Ta czapla jest piękna i oba zdjęcia bardzo mi się podobają. Pozdrawiam.
This heron is beautiful and the two pictures I like very much. Yours.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of birds.

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Eileen. I love your shots today. Wishing you a nice weekend.

magiceye said...

So beautiful!!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful shots ~ love the Blue Heron ~ a gem ~ Happy Weekend to you and thanks for visiting ~ xxx

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Joyce Olson said...

Good Morning Eileen,
I look so forward to this party and viewing all of Mother Nature's glorious creations! Linked up an older post-hope that is ok.
Have a great weekend,
Jemma

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful Heron photos!

Pat said...

Great shots. Fabulous bird.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy March Eileen. Been having computer problems...back next week I hope! Wonderful reflection and great close up of the GBH.

Linda W. said...

Love your heron photo. You captured a really nice reflection! Great job!

Ela said...

Great shots of the heron :)
Greetings

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful shot of the heron. Happy weekend and thank you for hosting!

Louisette said...

Oh Eileen,georgous shot, the reflections, the wonderfull heron,color, a great ambiance natuur.

retriever said...

Hello Eillen begin the word, because thing no go, gorgeous shot, wonderfull heron, colors, ambiance , have a nice weekend.

travelwithintent.com said...

Yes, the first shot is a bit busy - you should have asked him to stand in a different spot ;) I love the second photo though.

Mama Zen said...

I think the reflection shot is gorgeous!

Bob Bushell said...

Very excellent Eileen, number 1 in my book.

Jane said...

Beautiful captures, Eileen-I love Herons.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, What an outstanding set of photographs! The Great Blue Herons are such magnificent big beautiful birds! Have an especially nice weekend!

The happy wanderer. said...

I saw quite a number of Great Blue Herons on my recent trip - magnificent birds, so lovely to see them again in your post.

George said...

Your Great Blue Heron photo is fantastic.

Karen said...

He's pretty well camouflaged in the first shot, and the second shot is marvellous! Thanks for hosting Eileen!

Maria said...

I love the Great Blue Heron.

SquirrelQueen said...

I like your reflection shot with all the colors and that magnificent heron. Your second photo is amazing.
Thanks for hosting!

~~~jennifer~~~ said...

I love blue herons! They are one of my favorite birds to photograph.

Stephanie said...

Awesome captures!!

edenhills said...

That second shot is incredible! Love it. Hope you have a great week.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen.
Have a nice sunday

Anni said...

...thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot this weekend, Eileen. And happy to know you enjoyed my two 'special bird sightings'!!

me (maria) said...

Great shots!!
Have a happy Sunday!

bettyl-NZ said...

Herons are really great subjects. They always looks so aloof!

rainfield61 said...

You have paid a lot of attention to these birds,

They must have felt very proud.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So beautiful! I hope to see one at our NWR this year.

Me Ann My Camera said...

How wonderful to find your Saturday Critter meme, I definitely plan on joining in on next Saturday. The Great blue heron photos are wonderful, however my love of the dry grasses draws my attention to the first photo you have posted. Perhaps it is the colour that attracts me to grasses as they evoke a feeling of tranquility for me. All of the Heron photos are wonderful!
Ann from Nature Tales

Crafty Green Poet said...

very handsome heron!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. Nice captures. The heron's reflection photo is very fascinating. Thanks for sharing . Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

Ileana said...

Wonderful bird! Have a nice week!

NatureFootstep said...

the Great Blue is so much like the Grey heron we have I mostly get it wrong. :)

Linda Gross said...

I love that second picture of the Great Blue Heron. What a very nice photograph!

Shey Wicklund said...

Still fantastic captures! Great sighting.

Huldra said...

Beautiful shots :)