Saturday, 5 February 2011

ONE

Carmi's Thematic Challenge this week is "One".

I immediately thought of "Green Grow the rushes, Oh!" but I couldn't lay my hands on any Lily-white boys so decided to post these two bird studies.




Its hard enough to get close to a heron, let alone a heron trying to balance on the park railings! its not the world's best photo, but I was anxious to get something before he took fright and flew away.





Now I know the gull is sitting on a figure 6, but he is only one gull! He was on a marker buoy on Lake Windermere in the Lake District.

Only a short blog again - new glasses still not made an appearance! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for sometime this coming week.

12 comments:

crafty cat corner said...

I love the heron, was he wobbling?
You were very lucky to be able to get a picture of him. lovely.
Briony

Max said...

I know exactly how you feel, life doesn't stand still for us photographers. there have been many times I've had to hurry, missing the optimum picture, in order to capture the subject before it's gone. Great picture none the less.

kenju said...

Gee, I hope you get your glasses soon, Gilly!! I love herons.

VioletSky said...

You have been waiting so long.... I do hope they come soon.

It is a rare sight to see a heron perched on a railing, so good for you for capturing this image!

KathyA said...

Lovely photos, Gilly. You HAVE been waiting for a long time for those specs!

Tracy said...

Ahhh, gilly, the power of ONE! Nice photos...so did the heron fly quickly after you got his photo?

Alexia said...

Two beautiful bird photos, Gilly - fantastic!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Great pictures Gilly!

How long is it supposed to take to get those glasses?! It must be driving you crazy!

Bob Scotney said...

I like your picture of the heron. I included one in my singles post.

Diane said...

Herons always look prehistoric to me - great shots Gilly. Fingers crossed for the neww glasses! PS Pop across, I came over to the wrong side this weekend, and was most suprised when it rained!! xxx

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I love the picture of the heron! Hope you get your glasses soon. I know you are anxious to be able to see again.

Gilly's Camera said...

what's it about herons? they make me pause and hold my breath....