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26 June 2009

An elegant bird

I have been chasing down this heron for years! He's lived at Monument Valley Park, in either of the duck ponds, for quite a while now, and I can't tell you how long I've been waiting to get a picture of him. It seems like he always appears on the day that I don't have a camera at the ready. Well today I had one at the ready! I was at the park giving my new assistant, Allison, a crash course in photography, and whaddya know the heron made an appearance! I had just enough time to switch to a long lens and get a handful of exposures of him before he flew off.

I'm happy. I finally got a picture of the elusive Monument Valley Park heron. Stupid bird. Well he's actually very elegant, don't you think?


Leeds in Yorkshire pictures - Paul said...

Herons are quite wonderful birds. Love the reflection in the photo.

There is a heron on the river Aire not far from where I live, see him quite often but have only caught him with camera once.

Lois said...

Yes he is! I like the way you caught his reflection as well.

Clytie said...

You caught a beautiful picture of that elusive heron. I too love the reflection and the rocky shoreline.

We have a heron here that "fishes" in my dad's pond and eats all of his goldfish!

~Cheryl said...

Congratulations! But are you sure it's the same heron and not his slow moving relative? At any rate, you captured a wonderful shot; I really like the reflection. Just perfect!