Thursday, April 14, 2011

More Ducks

And an albino Heron. Actually I think the Heron was a wee bit close to the flash when the picture was taken ;). I'm a little surprised I haven't got any Mallards. They usually stop for a visit on their way north.




















linking in to Nancy's Sunday Best at A Rural Journal


















22 comments:

Dawn said...

These are GREAT! And you had me there for a minute (or 2)....Albino Heron!

Trey said...

Wood ducks are my favorite!

texwisgirl said...

The wood ducks and Canadians are greatness! That heron must have been seriously blinded by that flash! :)

bigcatdetective said...

Those reflections on the water compliment the colours of the birds a treat....

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Love the colorful ducks! Hope you get some itty bitty babies!

Liesl said...

Hi Joe! You almost got me there too! Albino heron ha,ha! I love where you have your camera now!

Ola said...

At first I thought it is really white:)

Tanya said...

ha, albino heron...he's probably still blinking from that flash!

JK said...

This is a really fun set. Is the camera right on the edge of the water or does it actually extend out over the water some? I would be interested in hearing more about how you framed the shot. I would like to give a set like this a try sometime.

Nancy said...

Love the ducky shots. Just great. And I bet that heron is still stumbling around trying to figure out what happened. ;)

KB said...

I fell for the "albino heron" for just a moment!

I wish that I had a good watering hole to put a cam next to. I'm waiting for a bear to come soak in the pond in front of your cam!

Joe said...

JK - The camera is mounted on a Poplar tree right at the edge of the water and about 1' above the water line. This set is at the shallow end of the pond. The water right in front of the camera and out about 6' is about 1' deep. Then it deepens to around 5'. Directly across from the camera where you see the green is a spring that feeds the pond.

Farmchick said...

I actually like that albino heron! Quite beautiful!

Nancy said...

Thanks for linking up to my photo challenge Joe. It means alot to me. This is a great shot, especially coming from a trail cam. ! :) Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.

Buttons said...

These are fantastic I love the wood duck I am so glad I dropped in to see this. Thank you. B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What great bird shots!

I'm in Virginia too, but just a tad further south than you. :-)

Sonya Heilmann said...

Cool bird photos - I especially love the ducks!

Allison said...

Ha! I thought that first picture was a fake! ;) Great albino shot.

Dyche Designs said...

Looks like we have a prankster in our midst . . . great shots. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

JK said...

Thanks for the details Joe. Now that water levels should be dropping rather than climbing I think I am going to give something like this a try too.

Debbie said...

great pictures, love the wood ducks, they are so easy to love!!!

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

Beauties!