Playin’ hooky on Captiva Island: Great Blue Heron

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While I was playin’ hooky on Monday, I saw a great blue heron
stalking prey in the surf on Captiva Island, Florida.

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43 comments for “Playin’ hooky on Captiva Island: Great Blue Heron

  1. April 21, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    What a gorgeous image. Go play hooky some more (just kidding :=D)

  2. April 21, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Oh Tink! This is one super photo of that Heron! Just fabulous!! Happy O.W. to you…

  3. April 21, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    One of the things I love the most about Florida are all of the different “birds”, waterfowl, etc, that we see on a daily basis! Love the Heron.

    Playing “hooky” (well not really since I’m “on hiatus” from work and daughter is homeschooled) to go to Animal Kingdom tomorrow for Earth Day!

    My Ruby Tuesday is here.

  4. April 21, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Gorgeous picture. You can almost see each feather.

  5. April 21, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Oops, I meant Watery Wednesday! Getting my days confused!

    My Watery Wednesday is here.

  6. April 21, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Hi Tink, did you get your feet wet taking this pic? Very sharp!

  7. Pam
    April 21, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    That is the first time I have seen a great blue heron in the surf. What a magnificent shot!

  8. April 21, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    What a beautiful picture…I wish I was there…this Tennessee spring has been so cold and wet…I need sunshine…

  9. April 21, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I love herons but I also love Captiva — Iwas not overly fond of Florida until I found Captiva and Sanibel! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Sue
    April 21, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    What a beautiful blue heron, how lucky that you were able to take such a wonderful picture. Thank you for sharing.

  11. April 21, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    That is another nice picture this week. I think I like this one even more

  12. April 21, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    That is a great picture. Thanks for sharing.

  13. April 21, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    I didn’t realize the Heron would venture into the surf! You captured a great photo.

    Kathy b

  14. April 21, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    That’s a great shot – Very clear

  15. April 21, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Gorgeous photo! I love blue herons, although I don’t usually see them in such a beautiful setting.

  16. April 21, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Wow! What an amazing photo of a beautiful bird.

  17. April 21, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful bird and stunning shot! I love the waves in the background! Nicely done. :D

  18. April 21, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous! Worth playing hooky, for sure.

  19. April 22, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Great photo. The heron is very well posed and centered, and the waves are very clear as well.

  20. April 22, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Looks lovely, and almost looking like a painting :)

  21. April 22, 2009 at 1:27 am

    Here on the Westo Caost I get a Blue Heron in my yard every now and then, they are spectacular aren’t they.

  22. April 22, 2009 at 2:07 am

    Wonderful heron photo. The Florida great blues look different from the west coast ones.

  23. April 22, 2009 at 5:04 am

    Great shot.

  24. April 22, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Beautiful picture. Happy Earth Day and Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

  25. April 22, 2009 at 7:05 am

    love this photo looks like the blue heron is enjoying his swim.

  26. April 22, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Gorgeous! The colors of the heron & the ocean water are just stunning. :) Happy WW! Mine is up here.

  27. April 22, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Frame that photograph. You certainly have a passion for photography. Keep on shooting. Good job!

  28. April 22, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Hi Tink, we have blue herons on our lake…aren’t they beautiful?
    Lovely pictures.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


  29. April 22, 2009 at 9:49 am

    This is amazingly beautiful picture.

  30. April 22, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Amazing capture wonderful!!!!!! Frame it, it deserves a wall to hang from.
    mine is here

  31. April 22, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Now that’s a great shot for Earth Day! Thanks for sharing it!

  32. April 22, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Fantastic shot. Good job. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy Earth Day!

  33. April 22, 2009 at 11:00 am

    That is a GORGEOUS GORGEOUS shot! WOW!
    ENJOY EArth Day!

  34. April 22, 2009 at 11:35 am

    That bird is huge! He could stalk about anything he wanted! Sounds like a great hooky day!

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  36. April 22, 2009 at 11:53 am

    What a great action shot!

    Happy WW! Mama & D in SF

  37. April 22, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Great choice for today’s OW! Awesome picture of that heron!

  38. April 22, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Great picture of the Blue Heron and the blue/green surf! Happy Earth Day!

  39. April 22, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Nice fowl! she posed elegantly for your camera.

    Happy WW!

  40. April 23, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    AWESOME! I definitely wanna play hookey… especially if I can see sights like this.

  41. April 23, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    WONDERFUL capture! I don’t see heron at the ocean like this … only in the wetlands and harbor areas. Nifty shot ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  42. April 26, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Sorry I am late getting around to visit… I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday….and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

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