Thursday, 27 August 2009

Heron, Lancaster Canal

Heron waits, originally uploaded by Lancaster Today.

It pays to wake up early. Got some great wildlife shots today between 6-7am. I'll post a couple more of them over the next few days.

This beauty was patiently waiting for fish on the towpath side of the canal. I was lucky to get a few shots before s/he flew off to take up a place on the pathless side, the usual waiting area when people are around. But before that, she seemed to have caught sight of prey as the photo below shows. Or perhaps this is just her usual take-off posture..?

Heron spots fish, originally uploaded by Lancaster Today.


  1. Boy those are colorful birds. Nice photography.

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  2. Thanks Abe, but believe it or not it is the same bird. I cranked up the colour, contrast and vibrancy on the first shot. The 2nd reflects better her colour to the eye. Although the angle and light had changed a bit so that also made a difference. I'll pop by your blog and the others' blogs soon to view and comment. Just have a 20 minute window each evening this week to quickly post photos and leave! (Sorry)

  3. That is a magnificent bird!

  4. It was worth the early start! Great photos.

  5. I'm impressed by both the pictures and the early rising :-)

    But you are of course right, early is the best time for this kind of thing.

  6. I'm glad you got up early. For great photography, you've got to get up early and stay up late!

    Very well done. Sharp and the colors are right on!

  7. Well worth getting up early to capture. I'll have to try harder tomorrow morning. ;-)

  8. Great camera work, Eamon! Beautiful blog too.

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