Saturday, July 4, 2009

Urban Birding By Butt

Great Egret - Lake Hefner - Oklahoma City

Oh the places you can go - when you have a kayak! There are some moments when the grace and subtle beauty of nature is better captured without a big, long lens - this is one of them.

In Oklahoma City, you can try urban birding by kayak every Tuesday at Lake Hefner via the fantastic OKC Kayak. For the definitive source of kayaking in Oklahoma check out the Kayak Oklahoma blog.

This is Oklahoma!


17 comments:

Kelly said...

...an absolutely gorgeous photo. Love the crisp white against the deep, rich green. Beautiful.

Michelle Johnson said...

She's a beauty against all those trees and limbs. She seems peaceful hidden away from the everyday. Hope all is well. Have a great day.

Thomas said...

Great capture, love those long-legged wading birds! Thanks for the Oklahoma Road trips link, too.

Hope to see you on the water sometime!

Anonymous said...

You have a great eye, Tim. The bird stands out so clearly against the green.

DK Miller said...

Very pretty. I love Egrets and the color is beautiful.

Tabib said...

Beautiful photography, and you storm pictures at prairie are great.

mick said...

I like the white bird against those trees - and certainly agree that kayaking gets you up close to birds.

nina at Nature Remains. said...

So, so so glad you coould get out and enjoy the water.
I picture you gliding around a quiet cove, handy camera capturing those rare moments.
Such a great way to spend time--and thank you for passing your discoveries along to us!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wonderful. I had never heard of kayaking on Lake Hefner.

Larry Jordan said...

Kayaking and canoeing must be the best way to see water birds up close T.R. I am trying to get together with my brother to go down the Sacramento River in his canoe on a bird photography excursion.

What an excellent photo of the Great Egret out on a limb. Make sure you click on it to get the full effect.

dAwN said...

The Egret looks like it is suspended in the air...
I love getting out in a boat..great in areas like that!

Neil said...

Beautiful photo of the Egret kayaking is the way to go.

Arija said...

The Egrets are so showy against a dark background. Nice shot.

Kyle said...

Beautiful shot, TR! I haven't been kayaking since college, but what fun it always was. I can't believe you get to do it on a weekly basis. And it looks like you've got a wonderful place to enjoy the water!

Kathiesbirds said...

TR, this sound like it is right up my ally! My how that white bird stands out against all of that green. Definately NOT camoflage! This bird is a stand out and a show off!

MaineBirder said...

Spectacular image with the white of the Egret standing out against the darker foliage. Yes, a shot best taken without the long lense.

Crayons said...

Arresting image. Less is more, right? Your photos always seem so effortless, but I know that several decades' worth of practice go into that grace.

Thanks for the tip on kayaking in O.K. It looks like a lovely vacation to me.

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