Hello Birdie

© Richard P. Lussier

Hello Birdie

Uploaded: May 13, 2006


I captured this guy while we were hunkered down under some shelter, waiting out a Texas spring shower. If you look closely, you can see a couple of raindrops on his head. Well, I don't KNOW it's a "he", none of us could think of what kind of bird this even was! :) I have to thank Darryl for alerting us to his presence so we could get the shot.
Texas BP Photo Shoot, Japanese Garden - Ft Worth Botanical Gardens

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Dennis Flanagan May 13, 2006

You shot yourself a Green Heron and most likely a "he". Great job on it Richard. #444956

Dan McConoughey May 13, 2006

Great shot Richard, Dennis is exactly right it is a Green Heron. Did you see it extend its neck? It's really funny to see all that neck come out of its chest. I watched one nab small fish from a pond for a while last year and had to look it up to find out what kind of bird it was. #2760909

Ken Smith level-classic May 15, 2006

Richard, great capture, colors, and composition. #2765997

Richard P. Lussier May 15, 2006

Thanks a bunch Dennis, Dan and Ken. You guys are great!
Dennis, I'm glad that you and Dan are up on your Wild Kingdom animal trivia to give me a hand with the species stuff. :)
Dan, I didn't see him extend his neck, but that would have been neat to get a shot of!
Ken, I'm still working on getting some time to do some night shooting; I haven't forgotten! #2767161

Carla Metzler May 15, 2006

Really wonderful shot, Richard! #2768033

Darryl Wilkinson May 15, 2006

Terrific colors and capture, Richard, I'm glad you were there to get such an awesome shot off! #2768715

Gail Vitikacs level-classic May 15, 2006

This is wonderful Richard!!!! Love the clarity!!! Way to go!!!! #2768962

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 16, 2006

Beautiful bird, great depth and clarity! #2773836

Tammy Scott May 17, 2006

The DOF on this is fantastic! I love the colors! Even in a rainstorm, photographers will find something to shoot! Great job! #2775197

Richard P. Lussier May 17, 2006

Thank you Carla, Darryl, Gail, Donna and Tammy! I really appreciate your kind feedback! Yal'l are some really cool people. #2776702

Jack R. Perry May 19, 2006

Great shot of this Heron. #2787241

Richard P. Lussier May 24, 2006

Thanks Jack! #2810083

Bill Houghton May 25, 2006

Great shot of this Green Heron Richard. I got some pretty good shots of these guys this morning. They can be very sky, and sometimes you can nearly walk on them.
Thanks for your comments on my dramatic shot of the heron and the baby duck.

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Richard P. Lussier May 30, 2006

Thank you Bill, I did visit your website, and really enjoyed your waterfall shots - especially the Ozak Mountain Falls Image 5 under Scenic 3. #2832426

Gilbert W. Covington May 30, 2006

Great shot of Green Heron, Richard. #2833235

Richard P. Lussier June 26, 2006

Thank you very much, Gilbert! Sorry 'bout the late thanks :0 #2952914

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