Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Spooky Water


This Green Heron was hunting along the lake edge and spotted something in the water. Whatever was in the water spotted the heron, too, because it swelled up (figuratively and literally) and scared the little fella. We don't have gators in Kentucky so it had to be a fish. I never actually saw what it was, but I'm guessing the heron spooked a carp or a catfish in the shallows. Or maybe a big catfish was trying for a bird breakfast.



1/250 sec. f/6.3 ISO 400

29 comments:

Carole M. said...

...that's a GREEN HERON ... and a FISH???? Looks like all colours but green for the heron, and like the wake from a speedboat! Some fish!

Andy said...

I would say the hunter became the hunted.

Deb said...

Whew that was close

Tammy said...

That's a big splash...it would have scared me too:) Happy New Year Brian!

Sharon M said...

Must have been some fish!

Amy Burzese said...

You were on the spot on that one! Great set of shots!

Marc Heath said...

Great action shot, certainly not a little tiddler, whatever it was.

TexWisGirl said...

nice wake! :)

Jan n Jer said...

Looks like something big to make that wake!

Andee said...

Yikes! That thing scared me too.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great shots! He really looks spooked in the second one.

MTWaggin said...

Ahaha made me laugh totally. So what is in that pond? I know that is the freaky I am when kayaking on the reservoir in the spring when the salmon are spawning, they lay quietly then go nuts! I'm with the heron - EEKS!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Whoa! Wonder what it was? Sure spooked the heron. They're pretty smart birds from what I've read, so it must've been something scary. Great series!

barbara l. hale said...

Poor little birdie! I love the color contrast between the bird and the foliage. Just beautiful! Nice series.

Alan Pavey said...

Excellent shots Brian and a great thing to witness :-)

Pamela Gordon said...

Great captures Brian. I wonder what the creature was in the water. It looks quite large.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful bird, interesting scenes, did you find out what made that wake?

Lindsjö taxar said...

Wow...right on time....must been a fish right?
Lovely colours on the heron

TheChieftess said...

Perhaps it's the Loch Ness Monster, relocated to Kentucky!!!

Beth said...

Gorgeous photos!

Kerri said...

To Eat or Be Eaten..... that is the question.
GREAT shot!

Amanda said...

ha ha! looks like he almost hit the drink

Bonnie K said...

Great shots! I bet that bird was a tad nervous.

Ida said...

Wow the colors of the Heron are amazing. That splash is pretty awesome too. Sure wish we knew what caused the bird to be so spooked.

Tanya said...

wow, that's a really cool series of photos!

Renae said...

Oh my gosh! Were you saying: See ya later alligator, after a while crocodile? WOW.

Debbie said...

A quick decision needed to be made. Perhaps best he left hungry!

bailey-road.com said...

Great captures!

the wild magnolia said...

Right place, right time, skill and a great camera. Beautiful captures.

Doesn't look like wake from a boat. Maybe a fish?