Sunday, 8 March 2015

Gone Fishing

 Years of WFVM brings my 500th post 
I love the exchange of looks shared by these three. I don't have a clue who they are, but the bird is a Little Blue Heron. I 'caught' them on my camera whilst staying on Anna Maria Island, Florida during March 2011 

The humans - there's something fishy about that bird
The bird - all good things come to those who bait
 
If you can think of an alternative quote, please do leave it for me in comments.

62 comments:

  1. 500 posts in 3 1/2 years, that's a lot, congratulations Rosemary.
    This picture is great, you captured them at the right moment, the heron is definitely waiting for the fish, looking at the man and thinking hurry up I'm hungry.

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    1. It is quite funny the way you can see what they are thinking isn't it?

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  2. Ha,ha very funny photo. It is like a cartoon!

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  3. Bird: They'll sit here til the sun comes down and then go home, empty-handed. ;-)

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  4. Congratulations on 500 posts, great to have you around!

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  5. Congrats on 500 posts! That's such a funny photo. Wish I could think of a caption but it's too early in the morning for my brain to work, LOL!

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  6. A great achievement Rosemary..Congratulations.
    Love that photos, those looks :)
    Regards,
    Margaret..

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    1. It was fortuitous that I caught them all looking like that

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  7. 500 posts in 3 and half years? How creative and productive, Rosemary! Mine is less than 250 in about 5 years....slow but steady. The scene taken in the photo is like a cartoon like other commenter wrote.

    Yoko

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    1. It does have cartoon qualities Yoko - I think that I am slowing down as time passes by and not producing so much

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  8. Great photo. We're off to St. Augustine, FL next weekend.

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    1. Have a lovely time, and I hope you get the weather we had at this time of the year in 2011.

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  9. Hello Rosemary, Congratulations on such a big milestone. 500 posts, yet always so fresh and enjoyable. I recently went with some friends to a lake park, and the wild birds were so tame that you could go right up to them--they weren't skittish at all, some people were fishing, and I imagine this scene was reenacted many times there.
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - thank you for your very kind comment which is much appreciated. I was taking photos of my brother's granddaughter splashing around in the water so it was luck that I was pointing the camera in their direction, and caught all of them looking at each other.

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  10. Dear Rosemary, Not only must I congratulate on the 500 posts you have written but also congratulate you on the serious research you have done and the beauty and professionalism of your photographs. Your blog posts tell a wondrous story of a life well lived and experienced. I know that there will be more to come our way and we will be so fortunate to be your readers.

    The Bird: Why don't you Two look more like me?

    The Gentleman: Are you the bird named "Nevermore"?


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    1. Dear Gina - Thank you for your very kind comment I do think that I have slowed down of late, in fact I don't believe that the blogosphere is anything like as popular as it used to be. Several of my followers now seem to be on Instagram and sadly never go near their blogs anymore.
      I appreciated your contribution Gina - thank you♡

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  11. Dear Rosemary,congratulations for you 500 posts!!
    Such a gorgeous picture with the Heron bird!!Excellent shot!
    Have a lovely week!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thanks Dimi - hope everything is well with you

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  12. Congratulations, Rosemary!! You are certainly prolific in your blogging, and that is a gift of pleasure to many people!

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    1. Thank you kindly Mark - I have definitely slowed down but still have a few more posts up my sleeve

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  13. Hihi...Funny Photo..they waiting both for a fish.
    Congratulations...500 post...wauw....
    Have a nice evening

    Greetings,
    Inge, my choice

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    1. Your are spot on Inge - there is no escape for the poor fishes here.

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  14. Fantastic picture!! I think the heron is thinking - what are you looking at! Congratulations on 500 posts! Here's to the next 500! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy - I wonder if I shall achieve another 500?

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  15. Bird: Excuse me this is my stretch of beach but I am too polite to say anything.

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    1. I like that Jenny - I am sure he did feel like that too

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  16. Oh what a lovely picture! I guess the bird think´s " I was here first...just get away!"
    Have a lovely evening Rosemary!
    Warm hug,
    Titti

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    1. Excellent Titti - many thanks for giving it a try - hasn't the warm weather been a treat?

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  17. Between the fisherman and the bird, I am on the side of the fish for matters of justice!
    Happy new week dear Rosemary!
    Olympia

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    1. Good response Olympia - I think that this fishy tale could run for some time yet. Hope you have a wonderful week too Olympia♡

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  18. I've always enjoyed your enriching posts and photos, Rosemary! There is always something I have learned and oftentimes made a note of in my travel notebook for the future!!! 5j00 posts is truly a remarkable achievement! I'm happy to read you feel you have many more ideas in the works.

    Bird, "If you think you're getting the fish, first, Mister, Get in line!"

    Mary in Oregon

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    1. Thank you Mary for your kind comment, and I am flattered that you have bothered to made notes following some of my posts.
      I like your quote - I think we all know who would succeed in getting hold of any fish first if one were to appear on the end of the rod. I think that is what the man is thinking too.

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  19. Congratulations on your 500th post, Rosemary, and long may WFVM continue! It is definitely one of my very favourite blogs. I have learnt and enjoyed so much from your posts, your wonderful research and gorgeous pictures. That is a brilliant shot on the beach in Florida: The bird is so brave, standing its ground, knowing if it is quick it might get a meal.

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    1. Dear Partricia - Thank you for your very kind comment - I suspect that if a fish comes out on the end of the line, the Little Blue Heron will fly in and get there first - he looks as if he does this regularly.

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  20. Many congratulations on 500 posts Rosemary, that is quite some achievement. I think I joined in about half way through, I've certainly enjoyed every one since then. I hope there are many more to come.
    And I hope there were enough fish to go round!

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    1. Thank you very much Jessica - we share a love of similar things - I have seen these particular waters heaving with shoals of fish and turning the water silver, I suspect the bird would get the fish first and all three know that.

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  21. Hello Rosemary,

    Congratulations on reaching this amazing milestone of your 500th post. You always write so knowledgeably and intelligently with your posts beautifully illustrated by your wonderful photographs. You make Blogland a richer and more interesting place. Here's to the next century!

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    1. Hello Jane and Lance - what a very kind and generous comment, you have made my day, and I might now even make that century!
      I do sense that the Blogosphere is slowing down and being abandoned by many in favour of Instagram etc.
      Have a wonderful trip to Norwich it is a lovely city.

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  22. Congratulations on your 500th post, thank you for entertaining me your lovely pictures and interesting poss about so many different things! I have learnt so much from you over the last few years.

    Your picture made me smile, things like that seem to happen when the camera is not by my side!
    Sarah x

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    1. Thanks Sarah - I came across this photo when I was having a bit of a clear out. I have enjoyed our exchanges very much.

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  23. This made me chuckle, what a great shot :-))

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  24. Well done on your 500th post ...... just love your 'Gone Fishing' picture.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Delighted that you enjoyed seeing it Jan and thank you for visiting

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  25. Congratulations on your 500th post Rosemary! Your blog always makes for a top quality visit! Your photography and choice of subject matter is always fascinating and inspiring and usually leads to wanderlust! Keep it coming!!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Wendy and also for your very kind comment which I really appreciate.

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  26. A perfect beach picture.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  27. Great picture Rosemary. I am almost upon my 500th post too - I can't quite believe that I have written that many posts - where has the time gone.

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    1. Thanks Elaine - I never imagine I would do so many.

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  28. Congratulations on 500 posts, you're busy :). The picture is great and definitely bird counts on fish caught by an angler. Regards.

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    1. Thank you Giga - yes, I am sure that the bird will get the fish before the angler.

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  29. Great capture! I'm sure the heron is thinking "I was here first!" Congratulations on your 500th post, it takes a lot of dedication to maintain your blog as you do :)

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    1. Thank you Rosemary - you are right, the man is the intruder.

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  30. Lovely photo. I love the caze of the man and the bird :)
    Gonratulation to you.
    Hugs

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  31. Gosh, 500 posts in three and a half years is a wonderful achievement, especially when one knows all the thought and planning that must go into each of your beautiful and informative posts. I've only managed half that number in 4 years!
    Not having a smartphone or tablet and not being on Instagram, I do hope you don't decide to abandon blogdom for a place where I can't follow you.

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    1. Dear Perpetua - I am quite quick doing my posts, but cutting them down, without hopefully loosing the essence, takes the most time.
      I will not be moving to Instagram - however, I do notice that many of my followers have and I now sadly have no communications with them. I do not understand Instagram it appears to be just showing your photos with no storyline or connection behind them.

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