3/09/2010

The Meaning of Oblivious

There they sit, totally oblivious to the impact they make. They cause traffic jams, pushing, the odd little shove, anything to get closer. And there they sit. Beautiful.

Simple humans are merely a distraction.
As inspirations, they remain oblivious.
Is this the beginning of a dreamscape by Manet?

Beauty. Grace. Stature. Bountiful. And Oblivious.

I could watch for hours. They don't care.

Small little wiggles in the water interest them. Little else.

The look says it all.

You, human, can look all you like.
I am oblivious. And care not.
The little wiggle between my beak is far more interesting to me.

The oblivious beauties, found in Shark Valley, in the Everglades are,
in order of appearance:
Great White Heron
Tri Coloured Heron
Blue Heron
Great Egret
Cattle Egret
Great Egret
Little Green Heron
Black Crowned Night Heron



12 comments:

DUTA said...

Such beauties! Thanks for sharing.

Ruth said...

Nice pictures. I like watching Egrets and Herons in the summertime here. We are fortunate to see BC Night Herons, Great Egrets, GB Herons, Green Herons in our city parks, but not in the numbers they are seen in Florida.

Murr Brewster said...

OH, I want to see a green heron! We're flap-happy with blues here, but I want to see little bro.

jabblog said...

Gorgeous herons and wonderful photographs of them. We have just the Grey Heron, close relative of the American Blue, and they are very wary - well, they are when fishing in our garden pond :-)

Johnny Nutcase said...

Well done! you got so many great pictures of the egrets and herons, wow! the third and fourth photos are my favorite. I love that the three of them are lined up like that, great shots!

Anonymous said...

Well done! Beautiful birds! Enjoyed the comments that went with the pictures too.They seem so at peace.Those birds must think we are sooo silly hustling and rushing around them all the time! Shelley

The Early Birder said...

Whow..Now it's my turn to be jealous. Thank you for sharing these delightful creatures. Over here the Grey Heron & Little Egret are very timid and difficult to close to. FAB.

Kelly said...

...beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I love these birds. You have some wonderful shots here. Sounds like your trip was fantastic.

Dave Lewis said...

FLORIDA?! That's not fair...have fun and enjoy the weather.
Great Egret shots!

Kay said...

oh my gosh--your photos are gorgeous! I love the egrets and herons you have captured so well. I'll keep dropping by to see what you are seeing!
--Kay

Dave Coulter said...

Found you via Snail's Eye. Nice Black Crowned Night Heron!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Your photography is amazing! I can look at these beautiful birds for hours and days and years, and lifetime!