Quantcast
 

Got Laguna?  Why yes, right here.  Flippancy aside, you are correct  to assume that I’ve not trained my camera on the Laguna de Santa Rosa for awhile.  That doesn’t mean I haven’t thought about it. I figured there would be good photos to make as the last cold front bobbled over Sonoma County, dropping very little, if any rain.  What was left in the frontal passage was an opportunity to add some depth to the sky while photographing.  All those beautiful clear days-while extremely gratifying-leads a storm chasing photographer to fantasize about clouds.  Well, I sorta got my fix on Wednesday.

kp0626_Laguna_field

A late season cold front passes over the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Wednesday June 25, 2014. Spring growth behind, summer colors of native and non native plants grow in the summer heat. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2014

kp0625_Laguna_flight

Snowy and great egrets gather in a small pool of water at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Wednesday June 25, 2014. As the winter and spring floods have receded, hot summer weather is beginning to dry out the periphery of the Laguna, leaving small pools of water in which the birds hunt from. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2014

kp0625_Bird_sil

A gray heron stands sentinel over the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Wednesday June 25, 2014. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2014

AND, just about fell in the water making the picture below….

kp0625_Bird_water

A gray heron takes flight reflected in the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Wednesday June 25, 2014. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2014

kp0625_Cow_run

Dairy cows high tail it home as the sun goes down over the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Wednesday June 25, 2014. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2014

-Kent Porter

Be Sociable, Share!

Comments

2 Comments

  1. lector

    no Gray Herons in the country.
    most likely typo. Great Blue Heron?

    June 29th, 2014 11:25 pm

  2. Mark

    Kent Porter:

    What you’re referring to as a “gray heron” is almost certainly a great blue heron, which are gray/blue. Grey herons are considerably smaller than great blues, and are found mostly in Europe and Asia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_blue_heron
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_heron

    Mark

    June 30th, 2014 9:49 am

Submit Your Comments

Required

Required, will not be published