Saturday, November 6, 2010

Camera Critters





Pond



After Mr. Dragon and yours truly visited the Dinosaurs at the Houston Zoo,
we shared a drink and sat watching for any action on the pond.
It was late in the afternoon and everything was quiet.
No kids running around.


Egret



I saw the egret fly into the tree and thought it was probably too far away to get a good shot.


Egrets



I took several shots and when I uploaded the images when I got home I found this one.
I didn't see the second egret when I took the shot.
Surprise!


turtles

Did you know that a group of turtles is called a bale?
I had to google!
Here's a bale of turtles on a very small island in the pond.

Camera Critters is hosted each Saturday by the lovely Misty.

Have a wonderful weekend.
We have a college baseball barbecue today!
YeeHaw!


25 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Egrets are beautiful birds. And love those turtles!

eileeninmd said...

I love the egrets, great capture. The turtles are a neat sight to see too. Wonderful photos of your critters.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shots, I love the one with turtles.

Meerkats

jen said...

neat pics! those turtles are hysterical. I can just hear them saying things like "will you stop touching me?!". hehe :D

Janet said...

I did not know that about a group of turtles but now I do! Love the egret photos. What beautiful, graceful looking birds.

Al said...

Nice critter shots. I love the one with two egrets.

ladyfi said...

Wow - great shots! Lovely!

Rita A. said...

Your photos are amazing. Thank you for sharing. Love the bale of turtles. We learn something new every day.

Crafty Christina said...

I love these pics, especially the turtles!

Happy weekend!

Lyndsey said...

You got some good shots of the egrets in the tree. I usually can't get close enough to them in a tree. Usually I see it when we are on the water and we can't get the boat close enough. I also learned that there is a bale of turtles, hmmm...bale of hay and a bale of turtles...go figure!

Pondside said...

A Bale of turtles.... who knew?

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

A bale of turtles, that's news to me. They are quite adorable all sitting on top of one another. Egrets look unreal, almost prehistoric to me, in a beautiful way of course!

Birdwoman said...

I'm always delighted when I upload and pictures and find something that I didn't notice was there when I took the shot. Lagniappe is wonderful!

Denise said...

Great photos and I always love those surprises that I didn't notice when taking the photo, as in the one with your second egret.

alwaysbcmom.com said...

Lovely egrets! I never even thought to ask what a group of turtles was called. I guess I learned something today.

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Zoo, is always the good place to spot some pretty critters

Visit the Critters in our backyard

Barb said...

Snap, Great tree top photos of the egrets. And who knew the turtle clan is called a bale? That was a really SMALL island they were sharing! Great shots!

blogbug-shots said...

great photos!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Snap, There's no better place to go to see 'critters' than the zoo... You captured some great ones!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Greyscale Territory said...

Egrets are a glorious bird! Such characters with their flair for feather dancing! And I did not know about a bale of turtles! Great photos!

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable critters!That Egret is very elegant in the tree, but I'm in love by those cute turtles! :)
Amazing place there, really beautiful!
purrs, love and a great Sunday
Luna and mommy Léia

Erika B said...

Great shots! Egrets are just so elegant birds.

Erika B

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

A "bale" of turtles is a new term to me! Thanks! Wonderfful photos!

lisaschaos said...

Love surprises like that one. :0) Love the turtles too.

JM said...

The turtles on the tiny island make for such a cool pic! :-)