I can't tear myself away from the coverage of Anna Nicole's funeral long enough to put together a proper post tonight. Instead I'll just pass along this link to Laura at Vitamin Sea. She's in Florida and shares Mary's affinity for GB Herons. I think she may even call them stinkers too. Someone turned one of her very nice photos of a GB Heron into a painting and she's sharing the finished artwork on her blog today. She also has a link to the artist's site and there's more nice things to peruse there. Have a look.
I took this awful photo towards the end of January; pulled off to the side of the road *a la Mary* and tried to keep the big lens from shaking too much while I hoped that someone wouldn't crash into me. It could have been a really nice pic if I'd had a tripod, but setting that up surely would have scared him away. I love the way the telephoto lens distorted the background - too bad all my shaking also totally distorted the bird too. It hurts my eyes to look at it for too long, sort of the way looking at Anna Nicole's pink-draped coffin all day hurts my eyes. Anyway, I'm just noticing that this guy had his pretty breeding plumes on in late January - what's up with that?
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