Great Blue and Little Green

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I went to the local pond this morning and got more than the normal ducks and geese. The resident GBH was there, and I got close to a LGH for the first time there in over a year. Here are a few samples.

GBH in a tree:
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LGH on the prowl:
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Struttin' his stuff:
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And a bonus Honker and Quacker:
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Excellent arent the LGH's so much fun to watch once they start hunting they ae pretty approcahable, great shots all the way around here Frank
 
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FLEWWWWWWWWWWWWW

EXCELLLLAUANT......LOL
They are gorgeous Frank

lol that silly look on that second one is really familiar....lolol
 
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Good shots Frank. Maybe it was me that scared the LGH off yesterday afternoon when we say him flying around. I haven't seen one of these in person yet.

Gale - the look of these GBHs straight on just cracks me up. They have this big long beak, then they turn their head, and nothing, just this little round dot with two beady eyes.
 
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Hey Frank -

All great shots, as usual. My favorite is the first LGH. Do I remember a photo maybe a year ago of that guy standing next to a waterfall? My least favorite is the GBH head on. Side views of heron heads are beautiful. Head-on shots are, well, to be charitable, weird. Bug-eyed monsters from another planet. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Gordon
 
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Hey Frank,

The shots of the LGH are marvelous. I'm surprised that you were able to get that close to him especially with those short lenses you have. :lol:
 
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Hey Frank,

The shots of the LGH are marvelous. I'm surprised that you were able to get that close to him especially with those short lenses you have. :lol:
Harry, please don't tell Frank his lens is short. You'll give him an inferiority complex and feelings of male inadequacy :wink:
 
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Yeah don't let Harry pick on ya. I'm already used to it :lol:
Great set Frank !!!
Hey I got one of each today too, may post later :)
 
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Hi Frank:

This is a wonderful series and those are some beautiful birds. I love the colors and the action on the last one. Wish we had birds like that around here :mrgreen:
 
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Frank, those are just stunning. Would you believe I like the goose and the duck best of all....must be because I relate to them better :lol: I think I've seen a GBH exactly twice in my entire life! Somebody should really ship some of those birds up this way so we can have some fun, too ;)
 
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Thanks for the kind comments everyone.

Gordon, I don't know if this is the same bird, but yes, you did see several LGH shots about a year ago, including several standing in the spillway at the other end of this pond. I agree on the head-on shots of the GBH. I only included this one because they do look so weird. 8)

Harry, Yeah, just keep rubbing it in. :)

Ben, I know Harry too well to let him get to me. In reality, he's just a big teddy bear. :D

Wade, we are lucky in that there are birds at the pond year around. The mix changes with the seasons, but there's always something there.

Sommer, You really need to get down to Florida. There are so many varieties of birds there, including the GBH and LGH, that you will be overwhelmed, and the folks (Gale, Gaye, Harry, Kevin, Harris, Birger, et al) are very friendly, and will happily share all of the great shooting places with you. ;-)

Thanks again everyone.
 
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Very nice, Frank! I always enjoy your shots. The LGH strutting is funny...looks like a roadrunner to me.

Hope you're starting to get excited about the migration period coming up. I'm really looking forward to MI3!
 
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