A couple of days before we got this HUGE winter event, I noticed this blue heron perched on a tree limb.
I had never seen a blue heron perched anyplace. I've only seen them IN the water or along the shoreline.
I figured by the time I got the camera out, he'd be gone but he stuck around. I wished I'd gotten the tripod out too because I missed some very good shots of him sunning himself (wings spread) but they were blurry. You should have seen the contortions I went through trying to keep my camera shake to a minimum while zooming in as much as I could. I always keep my elbows to my side and hold my breath, but I was also using trees to help steady me. Dan said I looked like I was target practicing.
Anyway, not only had I not seen a heron perched in a tree, I was beginning to think this particular one did only have one leg! He even managed to stand on one leg when spreading his wings! But as you can see he does have both of his legs!
- Cathy Clementz
- A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!