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April 13, 2009 / Bo Mackison

Great Blue Heron

Wading in the Shallows

Wading in the Shallows

We camped on the shores of the Lake of the Ozarks, in the southern part of Missouri, and awakened to harsh croaking sounds. I quickly discovered that these calls belonged to a group of herons enjoying the foggy dawn with a bit of companionable fishing.


  1. Joanna Young / Apr 14 2009 1:15 am

    What a beautiful shot! Hope you had (are having?) a good trip. Like the new theme by the way – very clean.

  2. uphilldowndale / Apr 14 2009 2:07 am

    I think they are majestic birds, have a look at some heron chicks

  3. Anna Surface / Apr 14 2009 7:25 am

    What a beautiful place to stop and camp at the shores of the Lake of the Ozarks. Very nice capture of the heron and reflective water. 🙂

  4. Marcie / Apr 14 2009 11:39 am

    Stunning image!! One of my favorite birds to photograph. Camping in the Ozarks sounds dreamy. Hope your trip is good!!

  5. Laurie / Apr 14 2009 3:25 pm

    So very beautiful. What a wonderful way to wake up.

  6. montucky / Apr 14 2009 8:18 pm

    I really like your alarm clock! Great shot!

  7. Robin / Apr 15 2009 4:45 pm

    Fantastic shot of a gorgeous bird. 🙂

  8. quinncreative / Apr 16 2009 9:11 am

    Wow–you are getting really good at reflections and shadows. I see a theme developing. Those birds are big!

  9. Debi / Apr 17 2009 1:02 pm

    Nice shot, Bo. Great Blue Herons are lovely birds with a very loud and ungainly “honk!” They’re here in abundance, as in many places. I love them – great to wake up to.

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