Thursday, June 17, 2010

Great Blue Heron


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The Great Blue Heron

I photographed this Great Blue Heron on the Pewaukee River yesterday 06/16/2010. He was fishing and it was remarkable to see him catch the fish you see in the pictures. He started to walk into the shallows from the center of the river. He craned out his neck to peak into the shallows. Then his neck position changed as his focus increased. Somehow the eyes on the side of his head were always looking down in the water; it doesn’t seem possible by looking at his head. It seems just before he was ready to strike his neck somewhat coiled.

Then all of a sudden his beak went down in the water and he caught a fish on the first try. He then walked out of his fishing spot with beak still clenched and stood for awhile in the middle of the small river before he swallowed the small fish. Then a group of small children joined me by my side to watch him. After a little while he flew to another fishing spot, as some of us fishermen are prone to do.
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Thomas Paul Murphy

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mequon Turkeys

I stumbled across these today while in Mequon. Thomas

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Field for Monet

I stumbled on this patch along the Milwaukee River and found it to be beautiful.

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Thomas Murphy

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Platform Dancer

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My Poem on the picture reads:

The Platform Dancer

The high fashion stepper

She's strutting her stuff

They couldn't get enough

Of her feathery fanny fluff

Thomas Paul Murphy

Copyright 2010 Thomas Paul Murphy

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Week of 06 01 2010

It looks like the bayou but it was on the other side of the Road the Milwaukee River was on.

I was standing up to my chest and the waves were two feet when I steadied aimed and took this picture.

Interesting Cloud Formation.

There were many tracks in the soil here, even on the slope of this steep ravine.

Misty Rainbow

Another field for Monet

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