Sunday, 28 November 2010

Macro Monday: A Very Small Meal

It has been very cold here recently and I suspect that this great blue heron was greatful for his catch, even if it is rather small. Catching fish when your pond is all frozen over must be quite challenging. Perhaps this is a lesson for us all, especially me. Life can most definitely be worse!


So chin up, best foot forward and be grateful for every little morsel that comes your way.

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23 comments:

GrandmaK said...

WOW!!! Close up the bird is beautiful!!! Well done! I really like the texture! The feathers are such a beautiful color! Cathy

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

and a morsel it is, fabulous shot

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

I guess any catch is better than none.... very good Macro !

Cortes said...

Great shot DBM! I wonder if he (she) chewed 32 times, or just swallowed it whole?

Kala said...

Fabulous details in this macro image - and you're right: many of us have a lot to be grateful for.

Kim, USA said...

I agree!!
MM-cheese cake

Liz said...

this is wonderful.

Jama said...

Fabulous closeup!

Colleen said...

What a great shot. How lucky you are to have caught it with it's "dinner."

r a y a said...

this is so cute.. i hope the little one was quick enough to get away!!

"Lillagul" said...

Great picture on the Blue Heron and his little catch !
Not easy for the birds to find food in the cold wintertime.

Maaike said...

a great shot
very nice!

Nikki . said...

Wonderful image of the heron... The feathers are amazing...

jabblog said...

Dear me - I hope he manages to catch something a little (lot) more substantial otherwise I fear his days are numbered!

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

That's such a great shot! Not only a beautifully crisp, perfectly exposed photo, but a little emotion in there, too!

lisaschaos said...

Indeed, I needed that lesson as well. Things can always always be worse. :0)

lisaschaos said...

Oh I forgot to say how much I loved the photo! Nice catching him with his mouth semi-full, lol.

journeyphotographic.com said...

There are definitely worse lessons to learn! I like the way the picture seems both pointed and humorous.

tammymcchesney said...

What perfect timing....this is an amazing capture, just beautiful!

Carolina said...

Well, if you don't appreciate the small things. Am I the only one who is worrying if the heron is okay? Which is rather hypocritical, because obviously whatever he's caught is clearly not having the best time either ;-)

Lauren said...

Haha, don't tell my bleeding-heart grandparents about the bird's plight or they'll be out there on the pond trying to give him a hot water bottle!

Good message, great picture. Hope you're keeping warm!!!

Johnny Nutcase said...

ohh! what an awesome shot! I'm liking it, but sorry for the Great Blue that his tasty treat was so itty bitty!

Mike B. said...

Makes me wonder- what sense of touch do they have with the end of their beak? It seems hard to snatch such a small creature with a long tool if you can't feel it.