09.21.2017 In a fog

Two of my happy places are Quabbin and in a fog (both physically and metaphysically).  On this particular day, I was making images of Quabbin Tower and trees in fog.After that I turned to photograph some other trees and while doing that felt like I was being watched.Later, as I was heading home, I passed a beaver pond along MA 9 in Ware and noticed a Great Blue Heron preening on an old tree snag. The Canon SX60 on a bean bag draped atop the car window provided the length needed for this. Although, every time a vehicle sped by it took a while for the car to settle down…much like from a boat’s wake.

There’s one more GBH shot from this date and spot that will appear at another time.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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14 Responses to 09.21.2017 In a fog

  1. Could nature be any more spectacular in what it offers to us, if we only choose to see?

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  2. All three shots are terrific, the heron is very striking, and with an almost perfectly neutral background, looks like an engraving in a book. I love a foggy morning, we’ve been having them all this week around here, too.

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  3. Steve it is good to see a post from you. As you might remember I a am afan of B&W or monotone and especially like foggy scenes. The fog makes it all seem so peaceful and it is filled with an unusual quietness. I really can’t define or find adequate words. The three photos here are superb but being a nature lover, I favor the deer with the great blue as my favorite. I think the heron would make a lovely print. The wildlife pics are wonderful.

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    • Fog is my happy place so I am glad it appeals to you too, Yvonne. It is very peaceful and often gives a greater sense of solitude which I enjoy.I don’t do a lot of wildlife imaging, but having the opportunity I will seize it. Thanks! 🙂

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  4. shoreacres says:

    I think you might have found a juvenile blue heron. Their distinguishing characteristics are a two-toned bill and a mottled, almost herringbone-patterned neck, and I think I see both in your photo.

    Seeing Quabbin again’s like seeing an old friend, and the deer is beautiful. I think that fog must be a sign of changing seasons — I’m eager, believe me.

    I may have told you about the “noodle” trick I learned from Mia McPherson, who does bird photography. Instead of a beanbag, she takes one of those closed-cell foam swim noodles, cuts it to the proper length, and splits it about halfway through. Then, she just slips it over the edge of her window and props her lens on that. There’s quite a bag of tricks out there.

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    • While it is certainly possible that a wandering Blue Heron could be in that tree, we are generally not in their range. I am not a passionate birder, so no expert, but had one been here I think it would have made waves.

      Yes, I am eager too but we don’t see 100° temperatures or hurricanes (at least not often and weakened for the most part when they do visit) so probably not quite as welcomed as in your neighborhood. We are seeing some foliage change but still a bit early.

      You did mention the noodle and I should pick up a pool noodle or even some pipe insulation that is already slit. Note to self for this weekend’s errands. 🙂

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  5. Jim R says:

    We’ve been watching 2 or 3 GBH come and go at this Tacoma location.

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