Frosted heron

Frosted boats in the early morning light.

A heron bows to the beauty of a crisp early morning

Before flying off

And lending its own poetry to the sky.

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65 responses

  1. It is huge, I had no idea! What lovely pictures you have here. I feel blessed and educated at the same time.:)

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    December 10, 2011 at 20:08

  2. gorgeous light in both!!! whew!

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    December 10, 2011 at 20:21

  3. poetry in the sky for sure…what a vivid orange as well…love the frost…a little bit of magic…

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    December 10, 2011 at 20:39

  4. You always post loveliness!

    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

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    December 10, 2011 at 20:48

  5. Bob

    Wow, that’s a special light and Heron. It is a beauty.

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    December 10, 2011 at 20:51

  6. The light and soft colouring is simply beautiful!

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    December 10, 2011 at 20:59

  7. Beautiful. He made a lovely silhouette against that orange sky!

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    December 10, 2011 at 21:00

  8. Fantastic capture and a gorgeous silhouette against the sky. Beautiful

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    December 10, 2011 at 21:05

  9. Jim

    OK! Now I am certain that you ‘camp out’ to get these wonderful shots! I can almost hear that Heron’s wings.

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    December 10, 2011 at 21:13

  10. Riet

    Beautiful photo’s . Great shots

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    December 10, 2011 at 21:26

  11. What an extraordinarily-coloured sky! Love the sense of peace and solitude this image evokes.

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    December 10, 2011 at 21:31

  12. The heron creates such a lovely shape, doesn’t it…

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    December 10, 2011 at 22:04

  13. Wonderful captures, such great light in your photos.

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    December 10, 2011 at 22:21

  14. Beautiful light and color!
    Love the composition of the second shot!

    Always a treat for the eyes when I come here.

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    December 10, 2011 at 22:35

  15. Poetic and amazingly beautiful. Loved it:)

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    December 10, 2011 at 22:38

  16. Herons have migrated here down to the southern climes. You are lucky to be able to witness their grace still!

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    December 10, 2011 at 22:43

  17. The light in your photos is always so beautiful, almost other worldly! The herons are such beautiful birds and what delightful captures! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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    December 10, 2011 at 22:50

  18. Good composition!

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    December 10, 2011 at 22:55

  19. imac

    Magnifico

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    December 10, 2011 at 23:17

  20. A post from you always makes my heart sing. Thank you.

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    December 10, 2011 at 23:19

  21. –Great Shot, Lady Fi.

    What a Grand, Majestic Bird.

    WOW. X

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    December 10, 2011 at 23:29

  22. Golden. ♥

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    December 10, 2011 at 23:36

  23. WoW! Love that sky!

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    December 11, 2011 at 01:00

  24. Wonderful photo. I must be happy if I ride on the boat.

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    December 11, 2011 at 01:30

  25. that’s my favorite bird. every time I see on I feel blessed to have witnessed it. and your skywatch photos are gorgeous too. happy weekend to you Fiona.

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    December 11, 2011 at 02:09

  26. Magical !

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    December 11, 2011 at 02:25

  27. I remember when I saw my first great blue heron sitting quietly by a pond not fifty feet from me. Then he took off wish such a swoosh of his wings. I was spellbound!.

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    December 11, 2011 at 02:26

  28. I love herons. They also look so solitary but somewhat regal too.

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    December 11, 2011 at 03:01

  29. Lovely photo as always but a nasty stoop in that bird. Needs more calcium in the diet, perhaps?

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    December 11, 2011 at 04:31

  30. What no ice on the water there yet? I like to watch the Herons..great photos:)

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    December 11, 2011 at 06:01

    • The edges have ice on them and some parts too, but not much. Not much at all!

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      December 11, 2011 at 06:56

  31. Great captures. The bird in flight is too good.

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    December 11, 2011 at 06:39

  32. cool silhouette

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    December 11, 2011 at 11:22

  33. Lovely photos, breathtaking

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    December 11, 2011 at 11:27

  34. A beautiful and serene photo story, lovely captures.

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    December 11, 2011 at 11:56

  35. “….lending its own poetry to the sky”….I love that line, and I really love the photo shares.

    Crypt Shadows in New Orleans Cemetery

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    December 11, 2011 at 13:09

  36. As always, your photos are so awe-inspiring and the colors so rich.

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    December 11, 2011 at 14:26

  37. I love the colors and the stillness of the scene.

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    December 11, 2011 at 14:39

  38. Beautiful images of the heron. The colors and scenes are just lovely. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    December 11, 2011 at 14:43

  39. Wonderful pictures, I love that delicious light off all your photos with some exquisite colors, great. Greetings.

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    December 11, 2011 at 15:09

  40. Where is he going?:) Lovely captures, Fiona. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead! xoxo

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    December 11, 2011 at 15:34

  41. Looking at the amazing sky in the second image shows exactly what’s reflected in the glow on the water. Totally fab!!

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    December 11, 2011 at 16:14

  42. What beautiful colouring in this photo, the heron does look as if he is cold.

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    December 11, 2011 at 16:15

  43. Your shots are always a delight~

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    December 11, 2011 at 17:40

  44. I have never seen a heron in person, so your photos are quite a treat.

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    December 11, 2011 at 18:22

  45. Pat

    Lovely light and silhouettes!

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    December 11, 2011 at 20:23

  46. Absolutely fantastic photos!

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    December 11, 2011 at 20:29

  47. Beautiful flight — in reality and a flight of fancy too!

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    December 11, 2011 at 20:50

  48. Artistic and beautiful! What a great color of that sky!:-)

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    December 11, 2011 at 20:51

  49. Very cool silhouette! The heron looks like it is guarding the boats (smile).

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    December 11, 2011 at 22:35

  50. great shot. But–it looks so lonely where it stands.

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    December 11, 2011 at 22:49

  51. Early morning lights and the beauty it casts on the lake views, beautiful ladyfi:-)

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    December 12, 2011 at 00:40

  52. sandy

    Does he come often to fish there? Yes, he does look lonely.

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    December 12, 2011 at 00:46

  53. Lovely. :)

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    December 12, 2011 at 01:27

  54. Love how you spot the magic in the world and share it with us!

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    December 12, 2011 at 04:41

  55. Fiona, I am so glad to be able to start visiting blogs again. Finally got a few minutes to drop by, what lovely pics. You do have the most amazing sunrises, and sunsets there.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    December 12, 2011 at 05:18

  56. Great pictures – really splendid golden light.

    SM

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    December 12, 2011 at 12:03

  57. You should publish a book!

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    December 12, 2011 at 13:48

  58. The colours are amazing, the best ones always come out at dawn and dusk.;) Beautiful captures as always.;)
    xoxo

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    December 12, 2011 at 15:50

  59. JM

    Only you, LadyFi, do capture such colours. Hats off to you.

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    December 13, 2011 at 19:18

  60. lovely shot!!!

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    December 14, 2011 at 15:14

  61. Perfectly beautiful. One of my favourite birds.

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    December 14, 2011 at 20:21

  62. DEAR!!!! What MAGNIFICENT photos!! The wide angle shot is absolutely STUNNING!!!!! I love herons and I can never seem to be able to capture a decent shot…😦

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    December 15, 2011 at 14:28

  63. You are always at the right place at the right time!GREAT shots!

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    December 16, 2011 at 06:58

  64. Liz

    Wonderful images with such beautiful light!

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    December 17, 2011 at 16:26

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