Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Eyes Have It

Yesterday after the french fry disaster, we drove a few blocks to one of the local ponds. This one was private and fenced in. But look who we found! We got very, very close. In fact, closer than I have ever been to a Blue Heron.

One clear thing I could snap without the fence in the way was his eyes. They fascinated me. The eyes of this fisher seemed to have no emotion in them. 



The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
 ~Robert Louis Stevenson

11 comments:

Ann said...

How cool that you were able to get so close. He must be used to humans being around. That eye is pretty fascinating.

MadSnapper said...

I have always thought birds have creepy eyes, and have never been a fan of birds. in fact did not like birds at all, but in 2006 when I got my first DSLR and went out every week end to bird preserves with a bird lover, I started to feel differently about them. now I like them, and think they are beautiful, but will never be a birder..

George said...

These are great pictures!

Tamago said...

I agree, his eyes look kinda emotionless. I wionder what is going on in his mind :-) He is certainly beautiful, though!

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos of the Heron Ginny, those eyes are mesmerizing. Focused on those fish no doubt :) Great quote too.

Lois said...

Amazing shots Ginny! I love how close you were able to get.

Chatty Crone said...

Hew does look like he has no emotion (or that poem) in his life.

Rose said...

These are great captures, Ginny!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh wow! Those ayes are so intent on catching that next meal.

Carla from The River said...

Amazing capture Ginny!!
Love, Carla

Nancy Chan said...

So wonderful that you were able to get close to the bird without it flying away. Great picture of the close up of the bird. Happy day!

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