Sunday, September 03, 2006



Blogger micki said...

I thank you all so much for your positive comments yesterday!

I went out this morning to shoot the large heron that lives down at the public dock. Sure enough, he was there this morning. While waiting on the morning light, I took some black & white images of the fog on the water trying to get some of that yummy grain that H.O. from Let’s Go Slowly (see my links on the homepage) gets when he shoots Tri-X under low light conditions. When the sun was risen enough to give me some decent light to shoot by, I brought out the 500mm zoom and took aim. I got one shot before he flew off to the rickety little dock. I walked over there (as stealthly as I could with a tripod and a 500mm zoom lens.) He saw me and took off again, this time to the boat landing. So, I walked over there, heading away from him as I got closer to him. I got three shots this time before some guy pulled up in his truck. Oh, he saw this bird, you couldn’t miss him. He watched him fly away over the cornfield as he pulled right down the landing. The bird flew across the field, back over to the rickety docks and up into the tree that stands in the backyard of the house closest to the landing area. He was immediately chased away by the song birds inhabiting the tree and flew, screeching the whole way, back to the rickety landing area somewhere. I couldn’t find him after that. Well, I’ll try again in a couple more weeks. He sure is purdy, but I’m not happy with the shots I’ve gotten so far. I need a tele-converter.

I ran laps after my photo adventure. It was the first time since Ernesto came through Friday. The yard looks like a tropical storm blew through it. :o) During the past six summers, I’ve made a nice little path for myself around the perimeter of the yard, but today I had to run off the path, as half of it was covered or blocked by fallen trees. I’m lucky I didn’t trip and break my somethin’ or other. Usually I don’t like to listen to music when I’m running, it’s my only time to think. But today I have too much to do, so I didn’t want to think about that. I was playing some tunes my daughter downloaded for me on the new little MP3 player my hubby bought for me last weekend. For those of you born AFTER Twisted Sister was hot, you need to download I Wanna Rock and rock out to a great song. For those of you who remember Twisted Sister, download the song and rock out again for old time’s sake. After Twisted Sister and a Cheap Trick song, I was beginning to wonder if there was still any good rock out there. Then the Wolfmother song I had her download came on. Oh yeah, I was happy. Only thing, singing and running don’t go hand in hand. I was suckin’ wind by the end of the half hour. But I was smiling!!

OK, take a guess….

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Paul said...

You just couldn't take a hint, could you? :-) Those herons are big time "fraidy cats". :-) They don't like for you to move in too close.

It sounds like you have an obstacle course, now. You could make it a challenge. You probably have mud pits, stream jumping, hurdles (fallen trees), and all manner of challenges to overcome and "be the best that you can be".

Now, as for your taste in music, well, let's say that we differ. ;-) I'm more old school hip-hop (Run DMC, Whodini, Too Short, etc). I don't own any rock, other than the ones my yard. :-)

My guess is the corner of a window.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Corner of a window.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous johnz said...

a door and I look the blue bit behind the glass

4:08 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Looks like a window except the sunlight doesn't jibe somehow. An interesting account of heron hunting.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

I suppose that is a corner of a frame...Perhaps...:-)

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Picture frame ? (Jasp)

4:34 PM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

Great heron hunt dialogue Micki.....that's what I like to see some perseverence....gald to see you got your bird! Screen door or something??? Phil

5:38 PM  
Anonymous zingtrial said...

Hi think it is a pic frame He!He!He!
Wish you well :)

6:06 PM  
Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
Photographic tenancity Micki!
A with the "window corner" brigade.

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Window pane or a door ;-) And oh, i loved the composition!

8:06 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. Great story re heron hunting. I laughed and laughed. My guess is the corner of a picture frame.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I was going to guess a window or a mirror in a frame but the tab that opened the larger view gave me the answer so I will disqualify myself.

Cheap Trick is playing at a park in my town on the 16th...I was shocked they would come to our little

Being 43, I remember those bands well.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

Great story Micki. I've had the same trouble trying to get shots of cranes in the rice fields over here.

As for this shot, it looks like a CRT-style computer monitor to me.

10:38 PM  
Blogger Chad Oneil said...

Thanks so much for visitiny my Blog!

I know what it's like to try and sneak up on Blue Herons here in central Florida.

I think today's image is the top corner of a wooden door.

12:03 AM  
Blogger Chad Oneil said...

I meant "visiting"! I hate when I mispell stuff in these comments!

Oh well:)

12:04 AM  
Anonymous John Zeweniuk said...

I like this shot. I love the simplicity of the geometry

1:28 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Hmm... window? Or door.

4:30 AM  
Blogger manju said...

Is it a window pane?

4:51 AM  
Anonymous mar00ned said...

Edge of a window

5:14 AM  
Blogger Wendy A said...

I am guessing some sort of old wooden glass door. Timely

6:02 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Being late to the party, I won't venture a guess here. Your heron hunt sounds very familiar, as I've had quite similar experiences in my quest for a GBH image.

And Twisted Sister? One of the more vivid memories from my college years is that of a TS banner in a friend's room bearing the face of Dee Snider and the words "Play It Loud, Muthah!"

6:36 AM  

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