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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Heron Fight

This morning Charles & I went for a sunrise hike at Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, LA. Although the sunrise was lovely & we saw all kinds of birds, a fight between 2 tricolored (aka; "Louisiana") herons stole the show.





The chase is on!

And the winner is...

28 comments:

Drew Fulton said...

Great series of image and love the backlite! It's a beautiful setting.

Lauren said...

Wonderful series. I love all of them. What beautiful birds. My favorite is the 3rd from the bottom where the birds leave the water and start their little chase.

Charles Gramlich said...

That was a great morning. We've got to do this more often.

Michelle's Spell said...

Hey Lana,

Kudos to both of you for waking up so early (sunrise hike?!) Beautiful pictures -- you really capture the spirits of those little guys.

Natasha Fondren said...

I need to do that sort of thing more often. We get entrenched in our routine and often don't get out of it to have fun and make time for each other.

Those pictures are BEAUTIFUL! Wow!

Tom said...

Lana- great stuff.

jennifer said...

Your photography is stunning. You captured a story with your photos.

Scott said...

Lana,

Amazing pics as always!

G said...

Excellent pics capturing life in action.

Avery DeBow said...

I love the one with the two in the air. It's like you walked in on a private dance.

Lifeshighway said...

I loved this series. We should all get out and view nature with an artist's eye.

WagerWitch said...

How freaking GORGEOUS is that?

WOW!!!

I'm still in WA - I'm going to be on my way soon - I already have the funds in Paypal Ready to buy your draggys...

*GRIN*

Christina said...

Those were really pretty pictures. It's funny because I was just reading a book with these birds in the storyline.

nothingprofound said...

Amazing photos! Where I live I've never seen two herons together. They're such solitary birds.

Marvin said...

Y'all were so lucky to witness the encounter. Thanks for sharing your awesome photos.

Chrissy said...

Lana, these are very beautiful shots. They are magical and very worthy of some competition entries.

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Doson said...

Amazing.. The fourth one from the top is excellent, skippy.. thanks for the wonderful fotos.. Happy Autumn

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

What a National Geographic moment!!!

Awesome, AWESOME, AWWWESOMMME shots and post. :D

Hugs, JJ/Nancy

letspaintnature.com said...

Holy Crap! Those are the BEST pictures EVER! I love that first one where they face off at each other as they are "going at it". The sun through their wings, and is that water speckles too? You're awesome!!! You captured a moment in heron time. You the woman!

Travis said...

What a cool thing to see!

Michelle (artscapes) said...

Wow is right... What a series! One of those needs to be a painting!

Mark said...

The top image here, with the awesome backlight, is really, really nice Lana. One to be proud of.

Crayons said...

Great! Wonderful! Exciting. They light is splendid. The marsh almost looks like a pencil drawing with the highlights. Thanks for sharing this.

bernie kasper said...

Greta series of shots Lana, must have been wonderful to witness !!

Lynda Lehmann said...

LANA! This is a magnificent series!

Did you use a tripod? I'm amazed you were able to capture this action!

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks for the kind comments, all. :)

Lynda; No, no tripod (& w/o my 300mm zoom, too.)

Barbara Martin said...

Well done on the series, Lana. I suspect there was a hen somewhere worth fighting over.

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