Had a most amazing day with the wildlife

@minx267 (11025)
Hartford, Connecticut
September 2, 2017 7:01am CST
Yesterday me and my faithful companion. My Nikon Coolpix P900 went out hunting for wildlife. we found some, we took pictures and video of Great Blue Heron, Deer (my first) , Squirrel, Ducks, A Butterfly, American Goldfinch, and a Northern Flicker which is a woodpecker that doesn't often peck wood But I will leave this most awesome video right here www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmpIbgHXPWE
Watch this Great Blue Heron stalking , catching and swallowing his prey whole!!!
15 people like this
14 responses
@BarBaraPrz (16368)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Sep
It's good that you only hunt with a camera. Thanks for the pics.
2 people like this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
2 Sep
LOL. yep, that is it, me and my camera!!
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15051)
• Palisade, Colorado
6 Sep
That was awesome! I got to laughing at the way he would lift his leg and then place it back in the water. I could watch these kind of videos all day. Thank you for sharing.
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
6 Sep
lol. Me too. his feet are SOOO huge.. and he would lift it and put it down in like slow motion.. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I am going to try to make more videos.
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15051)
• Palisade, Colorado
6 Sep
@minx267 I hope that you do take more videos. I should start doing that myself. I am still laughing over your video.
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15051)
• Palisade, Colorado
7 Sep
@minx267 I would love to see them.
1 person likes this
@tammys85 (7460)
• United States
11 Sep
Oh that must have been amazing to be so close to nature.
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
11 Sep
Yes it was, I went back yesterday too and saw another deer and was able to get a couple more shots. I also saw a couple of wild Turkeys.
1 person likes this
@tammys85 (7460)
• United States
14 Sep
@minx267 Oh cool. :) Did you get any shots of the wild turkeys?
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
15 Sep
@tammys85 yep. i got lots of turkey shots now. this was one of the latest...
https://www.eyeem.com/p/111564813
1 person likes this
@sol_cee (12234)
• Japan
4 Sep
Perfect shot! The deer looks mysterious.
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
4 Sep
Thank you.. I was so excited to have finally been able to photograph deer... and quite thankful of my cameras amazing zoom as i would not have been able to get this shot of the deer so deep in the woods without it!
1 person likes this
@sol_cee (12234)
• Japan
5 Sep
@minx267 I would have scared the deer with my clumsiness. More awesome wilderness pics from you Minx-san. ;)
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
6 Sep
@sol_cee LOL. Thank you. I did have to sneak up on them . slowly... only to find they were watching me the whole time..
1 person likes this
@silvermist (14875)
• India
2 Sep
That is a wonderful video.The blue heron's patience paid off.
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
2 Sep
Great Blue HEron with Fish by minx267
Yes it did! I actually let him be for a few minutes and photographed a butterfly.. when I came back I was able to catch him (in Pictures) making another catch! I guess he was hungry!
1 person likes this
@silvermist (14875)
• India
4 Sep
@minx267 I was wondering how it was able to swallow those big fish in a minute like that.
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
4 Sep
@silvermist This fish wasn't even that big. I saw a video of one swallowing a fish that was so huge it took it forever to swallow it.. but mainly I think because the fish was still alive and kept moving so much. it is in pictures put together in video form.. but here it is
A Great Blue Heron spears and swallows a huge carp at Bosque del Apache NWR on 29 Oct 2013. The process took 11 minutes.
1 person likes this
@ridingbet (33428)
• Philippines
18 Sep
the deer is shy, but is photogenic.
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
19 Sep
yes, they certainly are... I was able to get photographs of another about a week and a half ago. mostly of it in thick brush and then of it running away.. lol
1 person likes this
@ridingbet (33428)
• Philippines
20 Sep
@minx267 heheh! run after them, my friend.
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
21 Sep
@ridingbet Oh I did, well not run.. I tried to sneak up on it.. but you can't they always know whats going on..
1 person likes this
• United States
4 Sep
Nature is fascinating to watch and be a part of. You'll always benefit from it.
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
4 Sep
Thank you... I love just sitting and watching.. Capturing things on film just gives me a way to share and of course remember!
1 person likes this
• United States
4 Sep
@minx267 It is a perfect way to relive those wonderful experiences.
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
5 Sep
@Jeanniemaries Yes, I agree. :)
@mandala100 (23908)
• Hong Kong
2 Sep
@minx267 Thank you my friend for the given link and yes we need to conserve and preserve all the wildlife.
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
2 Sep
You are welcome.. I was fascinated watching him fish.. I am glad I got to get the whole hunt on video.
1 person likes this
@mandala100 (23908)
• Hong Kong
3 Sep
@minx267 That's right my friend.
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
4 Sep
@mandala100 Glad you enjoyed watching the video!
@YrNemo (4172)
5 Sep
That photo is very beautiful.
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
5 Sep
Thank you... I got this one too
https://www.eyeem.com/p/111297621
• United States
3 Sep
Great video, and of course awesome pictures! You have an incredible photo of the deer posted above. It's amazing that you caught them in the moment looking directly at you. Thanks for sharing!
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
4 Sep
:) thanks.. Oh once they saw me walking around slowly (looking for them) they were just staring at me trying to figure out what I was doing... if it wasn't for their tails flicking I probably would not have noticed them in the woods.
@celticeagle (111860)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Sep
Wonderful video. Thanks so much for sharing. it.
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
4 Sep
Thank you.. :) glad you enjoyed it!
1 person likes this
• Lakewood, Colorado
2 Sep
Oh nice Minx..love the photo and video!!
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
4 Sep
Thanks a lot.. I had a lot of fun that day.. :)
1 person likes this
@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
2 Sep
We have herons here, and they really are a wonderful sight to see!!! Molly, our pup, stares at those herons who are so still waiting to spy a fish.
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
2 Sep
I've been watching a bunch of you tube videos.. amazed at what they eat and the sizes of some of them..
1 person likes this
@1hopefulman (17676)
• Canada
2 Sep
Thanks for sharing your adventure with us. I will now look at the video. Great picture with the discussion.
@1hopefulman (17676)
• Canada
2 Sep
Wow, that's amazing that you caught it doing that. Thanks for sharing!
1 person likes this
@minx267 (11025)
• Hartford, Connecticut
4 Sep
@1hopefulman :) thanks... I saw him more aggressively staring at the water so I knew he was looking for something to eat... so I switched over to video.. :) Glad you enjoyed it!
1 person likes this
@1hopefulman (17676)
• Canada
4 Sep
@minx267 He was a good hunter!
1 person likes this