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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

World Bird Wednesday LXXX




Compose Yourself

     I chanced upon this Black Crowned Night heron speckled with fluff from the neighboring cottonwood trees. Obviously annoyed with the situation, the stately bird flexed it's smooth plumage and efficiently cast off the debris. In another moment composure returned and the sleek outline of the heron was once again intact.
     It is a remarkable experience to take to the fields, forests, and wetlands in search of bird life, never really sure at the onset what wonders we might see. Yet we go anyway.
     Do we observe in the beasts of the air, in their habits and peculiarities, something of ourselves reflected there? Perhaps we see in these animals traits we would wish for; patients, courage, agility, steadfastness, and of course beauty.
     How we bloggers assemble our pictures and stories reveals a great deal about us personally. In this artistic sense, we are composing ourselves into our works.
     Fate has given us all a different frame of reference, a unique way of looking at things. On one hand we share a uncommon love for birds and photography, on the other, we bring a lifetime of interesting personal experiences to the mix. Your singular vision in concert with others is what makes the weekly trek around this planet we call WBW such an exceptional adventure.
     Thank you for sharing!
  


This is the home of World Bird Wednesday. A place for bird photographers from around the world to gather and share their photographs and experiences as they pursue Natures most beautiful treasurers, the birds.

You don't have to be a Bird Watcher or expert photographer to join in, just enjoy sharing what you bring back from your explorations and adventures into nature!




#1Simply copy the above picture onto your W.B.W. blog entry, it contains a link for your readers to share in the fun. Or, you can copy this link on to your blog page to share WBW. http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/


#2Come to The Pine River Review on Tuesday Noon EST North America through Wednesday midnight and submit your blog entry with InLinkz.


#3Check back in during the course of the next day and explore these excellent photoblogs!


The idea of a meme is that you will visit each others blogs and perhaps leave a comment to encourage your compatriots!

Come on it's your turn!

41 comments:

  1. great shots of the night heron! cute goslings, too.

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  2. i love your kind description of us!! i have some concern about how i fall into place with that, i am so indecisive.

    the heron is so stately, silky and smooth...the goslings so white and fuzzy!! what a wonderful capture!!

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  3. Great shots of the good looking Black Crowned Night heron.We used to see them here in Muscat(Oman) earlier but now they have filled up the area that had water spots, cut down trees and so we have not seen the Black Crowned Night heron for a while now...how sad so I really enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

    Shantana

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  4. Springman, beautiful shots! Seems I'm lucky if I can get them with their eyes open, let alone out in the open doing something!

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  5. You write so eloquently about us! I may have to quote you somewhere :)!

    Love your shot of the heron shaking everything off!

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  6. hm. I was surprised to see the Nightheron has red eyes. :)

    Sometimes I wodner what the birds think about those stupid animals running around trying to be invisible. With big black things that shoot. :)

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  7. Love the night heron, only spotted one last year probably as it was passing through, so took lots of photos.

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  8. Wow! great capture of the bunch of goslings.

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  9. Great photos and interesting thoughts about blog postings and we who pursue this hobby.

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  10. My neighbor has seen the Night Heron in our area, but I have yet to spot them. Your pictures are, as usual, exceptional and I love the extra Cottonwood effect. You are right, we do share our love of the birds and of photographing them ... you are also very insightful in your descriptions of each of us and how our choice of pictures and their presentation reflect our own perspective. Very nicely done ...

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  11. These are AWESOME! Really nice photos!

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  12. Fantastic shots of the Black Crowned Night Heron. And the Goslings are adorable. I am wishing I could retire now and do more birding. Great post.

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  13. Beautiful images, and those babies are heartbreakingly cute!

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  14. Very well put (as always)... and that is why I always make time to visit all the links to this meme. Thanks for providing the chance. I love night herons.

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  15. Wonderful photos of this gorgeous bird.

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  16. Gorgeous shots of the heron and ducklings! Stunning!

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  17. Beautiful shots of heron and those ducklings! I have a huge collection of bird pictures. But, since my blog has Dynamic View template enables the linky tool doesn't pick up the pictures to display:( But, I can still enjoy these pictures here!

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  18. Incredibly beautiful pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good day.
    Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  19. Dave, What an insightful look into the nature of a bird lover.:)
    Love your heron!

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  20. I can never wait to see what you'll post next!! They're great shots and I enjoy the heron, which we don't have anything like here.

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  21. Your photos are always wonderful, and I enjoy your commentary. Thank you for hosting!

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  22. When your new header popped up, I tried to clean the marks off my computer screen! Then I saw they were part of the picture. Wonderful!

    Stewart M

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  23. Your pictures get more amazing as the weeks go by. I have never seen a Night- Heron, although I guess they can be in my area too. Gorgeous!
    Well baseball season sure does have it's ups and downs. I just wish there weren't so many downs!

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  24. Coming to your blog each Wednesday, I am always expectant and in awe. You never disappoint with your incredible images. The clarity of which I dream to achieve one day. What a wonderful discovery and brilliant captures of a really beautiful & stately bird.
    Thanks for sharing your incredible gift and for hosting one of my favourite link ups!

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  25. Wise words about the variety of birds and the variety of birders too Springman. Love meeting people through your blog.

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  26. Thank you for hosting this wonderful gathering!

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  27. Hi! I just found you for the first time! Thanks for allowing the link-up! I look forward to seeing bird shots from around the world!

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  28. Wonderful photos as usually!

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  29. Always wonderful photos and observations by you! Always a joy to visit!

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  30. I love these...and so true what you said about the way we compose our pics. Wonderful post!

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  31. Wonderful shots of the Heron! And those cute little babies,- So beautiful!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Have a nice evening:)

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  32. Hi Springman; I'm a late contender this week, back yesterday from Outback trip. A few quick snaps for my post for World Bird Wednesday. When on a group tour you don't always have the luxury of staying still and composing shots for long enough. Enjoyed your wonderful clear and up close night-heron photos.

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  33. Great shots of the Black-crowned Night Herons Dave! And thanks to you for giving all of us this platform to enjoy each others photos and thoughts. You rock!

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  34. Fantastic shots- the babies are so cute!

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  35. Wonderful shots, Dave! Exquisite the bird's watchful eye in the second one. I hope all youngsters will survive.

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