Wordless Wednesday #11 - December 12, 2007

White-faced Heron (Ardea noavaehollandiae)[Click photo for larger view.]

28 comments:

  1. This pretty sea bird is a White-faced Heron (Ardea novaehollandiae). It is the most common species of heron in New Zealand. I took the photo several days ago near Kaikoura, on New Zealand's South Island.

    Bobbie

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  2. What a neat looking bird! Very different from the birds around here.

    My Wordless Wednesday post is up too! :)

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  3. Gorgeous. I love how your photography reflects unique perspectives on New Zealand. You are a superb photographer, you know.

    Hope you have a wonderful WW. I've posted my contribution here and hope you drop by for a look around:

    http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2007/12/wordless-wednesday-push-envelope.html

    All the best...

    Carmi

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  4. Nice capture of that bird..your lucky it didnt flew away..very nice..;) Mine is up too

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  5. Tha's really a great shot, well done!

    Have a great day!
    Tina (Gaining insights)

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  6. Beautiful picture! Happy WW! :)

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  7. That's a pretty-looking bird. I wonder if there are lots of migratory birds in NZ?

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  8. Another shot from above the surface. He's a handsome heron.

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  9. We have the Blue Heron in our area - love to watch them fish! This one has beautiful markings - great capture!

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  10. Nice work Bobbie.

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  11. Isn't it lovely while it sashays on the waters? :D


    VERB

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  12. I'm sure you both are enjoying NZ. Can't wait to see more photos! Happy WW!

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  13. Oh that is beautiful ! Could inspire me for a painting !

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  14. Beautiful photo! That is a gorgeous bird. :)

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  15. martie http://marties-place.typepad.comDecember 12, 2007 at 10:57 PM

    I love the way this bird seems to strut with such dignity and grace!

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  16. Thanks for sharing the photo of the unique long necked bird. :D

    Serena
    ChatnChill

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  17. One of the things I am enjoying as we travel is seeing nature and how it is the same and yet different everywhere. I would instantly recognized this as a heron. We had a nesting pair of CRANKY great blue heron at our stock pond when I was a kid, a few run-ins while I was fishing gave me a healthy respect for them. I have seen birds in Indonesia that have the same body shape but smaller size and different coloring. Same but different.

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  18. The water is so clear! Nice shot :)

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  19. What a beautiful photo of the heron. In reading a bit on your sidebar it seems to enjoy the world under the sea. How amazing it must be to see the beautiful wonders down deep! Enjoy...

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  20. What a wonderful shot. I love his reflection.

    Happy WW and thanks for stopping by.
    Vix
    http://vixensden.wordpress.com

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  21. That is a really neat looking bird. You really have superb photography skills. I am so envious. I can't even get a decent picture of an inanimate object for pete's sake!

    AntiBarbie.net

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  22. Beautiful bird, Bobby! How lucky you are living in Hawaii, visiting New Zealand, oh my! :) Say hello to Jerry.

    Thanks for visiting me!

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  23. Great shot - thanks for sharing the photo.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy WW.

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  24. Thank you all for visiting and for your thoughtful comments and kind compliments.

    Bobbie & Jerry

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Bobbie & Jerry