Tuesday, July 14, 2009

#206-365 Occupation

This is a reed barrier on a local storm waterway, it is an excellent way of assuring that the water that flows into Moreton Bay is as clean as possible after the rain has washed our streets.

The set up is ideal for wildlife too, small fish, yabbies and a heap of other aquatic life provide living for the abundant water fowl that are always there plying their trade, in a variety of forms.

This Heron was only partly aware of my advances on him (To get a better shot) and just maintained his distance while securing a hearty meal as we advanced down opposite sides of the pond. The three side shots show him stalking, lining up then striking, his occupation - Filling His Belly - No Less.

11 comments:

Iona said...

Love it! Nice composition, colors, subject matter, ducks (?) and your Heron. Beautiful peaceful setting.

Iona said...

Been intending on asking you about your banner "ball" with the bee inside. Once before, you gave instructions on how to do it. But, alas, it died with my old computer. Would you, could you, repeat it again? Thanks for your consideration.

Sherrie said...

Hi Ron,
Great shot! Glad to hear the Heron got his dinner. Looks really quiet and peaceful! Have a great day!

Sherrie
http://sherrie-myphotosgoodorbad.blogspot.com/2009/07/137-of-365something-borrowed.html

Penny said...

This is a wonderful shot. Nice and peaceful. Great shot

shadowsandhighlights said...

What a beautiful setting! Love that blue water with all those reflections. Good catch on the heron, he/she is so majestic. Awesome shot!

Brita said...

Love the colors and composition, such a beautiful place. Nice occupation too.

Lorri said...

Lovely location and you've done it justice with your shot, Ron. But what is a "yabbie?"

lijola said...

The blue water is beautiful and, of course, love the birds.

veejayr said...

I love these kinds of protected areas - so many opportunities for great shots!

klsbear said...

I like the reflections you've captured here!

mljrbg said...

Great composition and color. The pic insets tell more of the story.