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One Word Sunday

Rest

One Word Sunday: Rest

A windblown Great Blue Heron resting on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario shortly after sunrise.

I spent over an hour with the bird, slowly working my way closer. After a while it was pretty much ignoring me and was still there when I headed home for some breakfast.

This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Rest prompt.

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Weekly Topics

Great Blue Heron

Flora and Fauna Friday: Great Blue Heron

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) found across much of North and Central America in suitable habitat.

This windblown individual was photographed on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario in summer shortly after sunrise.

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Lens-Artists

Focus on the Subject

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Focus on the Subject prompt.

The prompt started me thinking about some of the times I haven’t focused on what would normally be the subject of focus.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Focus on the Subject

I focused on the Closed to Fishing sign rather than the Great Blue Heron that’s finding the sign so amusing.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Focus on the Subject

This Raccoon wandered into the yard one Saturday afternoon when I was sitting on the deck with a camera. The camera had a fast portrait lens on it, not normally a lens used for wildlife. After taking some conventional portraits of the Raccoon I focused on the front paw trying to make it look wild and ready to attack.

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Photo Challenges

WWE #31: Windblown Heron

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #31 Photo Challenge.

I started photographing this windblown Great Blue Heron soon after sunrise. This is one of the earlier photos before I started moving slowly closer to the bird. I spent an hour or so moving closer one step at a time.

I was watching the body language of the heron and would stop and turn away from the it if it started fidgeting. Eventually I was close enough to fill the frame with the bird but I rather like the solitude of the heron in the frame in this early photo.

 

WWE #31: Windblown Heron

A windblown Great Blue Heron on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

 

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Square Months

January Squares: It’s Certainly Not Delight

A bit of a light hearted contribution for day 25 of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.

Shortly after taking photos of this windblown Great Blue Heron on the Lake Huron shoreline I nicknamed it Grumpy Heron. Its certainly not delighted about having its photo taken.

July Squares: Grumpy Great Blue Heron.

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CBWC

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Shoes, Boots, Slippers

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Shoes, Boots, Slippers.

“With toes like that you need a nice pair of slippers.”

Having a good scratch.

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Square Months

July Squares: Grumpy Great Blue Heron

A contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Blue photo challenge.

A double blue with a grumpy looking windblown Great Blue Heron in front of blue water on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

July Squares: Grumpy Great Blue Heron.