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A run for the camera moment

Postby patty » Oct 25, 2008 9:45 pm

Since I haven't participated much on the forum, the past while I kinda feel guilty making this post, but I just had to show my gardening friends;)

As I was heading out to the back garden to do more clean up, I glanced out the window, and seen this crane at my pond. I live in the heart of town, so least to us is a rare moment. My pond is small too, but I guess when you're hungry, it doesn't matter how big the diner.

It's not a good pic, as i was shooting through a dirty window, and into light, but you can make him out. While I was taking the pic, I was yelling Crane Crane to catch hubbys attention in the other room. He came running thinking I was saying pain pain. Then when he realized what it was, got mad that I was standing there taking a pic, and not chasing him away. He says to me "they eat fish you know"
Thanks for looking.:)


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Re: A run for the camera moment

Postby Eeyore » Oct 25, 2008 11:21 pm

Nice! Yeah they eat fish but they are nice to see.
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Re: A run for the camera moment

Postby patty » Oct 26, 2008 1:25 am

Hey hi there Lyn. I thought i'd check in before closing down, and was glad to see a response. I lost the edit button, and heck I didn't want to reply to myself lol. Anyway I wanted to make a correction that this is likely a blue heron, or some type of heron, not a crane. We just always called them cranes since childhood for some reason.

Also just seen your beautiful C.cactus, which I totally love, when two colours planted together. Will try for a better response tomorrow evening.

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Re: A run for the camera moment

Postby earwig » Oct 26, 2008 6:13 am

I actually love the lighting on him.

Great photo and you knew where to run for the camera! That in itself is wonderful, by the time I locate mine - the moment is gone.
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Re: A run for the camera moment

Postby Sharon Bryson » Oct 26, 2008 9:20 am

Hi Patty:
That is a great Blue Heron tale!
The pic is good too, considering the window & all. need to get a dock for your camera ....then you always know where it is!!
If I didn't always have mine "stowed" on its dock, I likely would need to search.....sort of like searching for the cordless phone from time to least it has a "beacon".
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Re: A run for the camera moment

Postby B_BQ » Oct 26, 2008 11:52 am

Hi Patty:
Yes, it looks like a Great Blue Heron. Good capture given the circumstances!
They are lovely creatures.
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Re: A run for the camera moment

Postby Blossom » Oct 27, 2008 9:08 am

Nice shot Patty. Remember he will be back for the fish! My sister lost all hers to Mr. Crane last summer. He always came at sunrise. They live in town as well.
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Re: A run for the camera moment

Postby Smitty » Oct 27, 2008 9:09 am

personally I'd be saying 'bye,bye fishies' to have that beauty at my pond :)
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Re: A run for the camera moment

Postby joan w » Oct 27, 2008 11:49 am

It's a beautiful catch Patty, dirty window and all. I love it. :wink:
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Re: A run for the camera moment

Postby butterfly » Oct 27, 2008 12:15 pm

an excellent pic Patty

I think I have only seen one in my life .. blue herons that is

cranes, I see all the time along the shore
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