Great blue heron in a pond near me
One of my goals this year was to get some good shots of great blue herons, which in years past has not been easy as they have so many places to hide in the cat-and-nine tails so prevalent in my area. But for some unknown reason I have been in the right place at the right time this year. I LOVE it!
This heron was NOT in the perfect spot to get a super photo - a bit too shady for my taste. But the heron made me happy when it decided to jump out of the water and fly to a better fishing spot twenty or thirty feet away. Unfortunately it flew to an even shadier location but at least I got the shot of the heron in air.
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Wow, what a great photograph. I love the bird's colors.
Most photos of herons are ones of them just standing in a frozen position. After all, that's what they do best. This one was different because of the action. It's nice to be happy about you shot. Keep on clicking.
It's exciting when you see a bird of this kind, but even more exciting to get a snapshot of it.
he looks like he is dancing. a lovely heron and lovely capture, the wings make it specail
These are awesome birds. There is one that hangs out at my brother's pond, but I haven't been able to sneak up on him yet. I'm still trying.
Love it! Great action shot! I usually see these standing still, looking at the camera, and wondering what the photographer is doing.
he's beautiful! they are so hard to get aren't they!
it is a beautiful wing spread...
I think this is a wonderful shot of the heron. I love the deep blue almost purple look.
I really like your action shot today. What a nice break to get a good image of the Heron flying. I like his beautiful blue color too. Very nice image.
Such a perfect shot! I love the Great blue heron's wings. So beautiful.
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A magnificent shot! I know how hard the Great Blue is to capture with a camera.
OH! Vilken underbar färg och fågel.Det är mycket intressant att få se olika naturer från andra delar av vårt klot.Ha de gott. Anita
I think that is the bluest great blue heron I have ever seen. Usually they are more gray than blue. Nice.
Wonderful! An action shot of a heron - wow.
You caught the moment perfectly!waht a beautyful silhouette it has!
Wow!! Great photo!!
Great capture, I like the water following it feet up.
You did a great job. I personally find bird photography tough especially since their instints to fly is quicker than my shutter.
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Woo hoo, I'd be so excited if I got a shot like this! I have been trying all summer to capture a blue heron! Great job!
Great shot.I like how the water is still running of his feet.
Great action photo. You really do have to be in the right spot at the right time....and ready. Still it's all too easy to catch just a blur! Love the details of the wings in your photo.
Wonderful shot, there is even water dripping from its feet!
Wonderful shot, reminds me of a japanese print
..and what a shot!! Yes, right time right place! But also a talented photographer! :) It's difficult to make a sharp picture of a flying bird or a bird that takes off.. but you made it! :)
I love it too!
A great capture!
Nice shot! I love how you got all the detail on his wings.
Mr. Heron is strutting his stuff!
A mist, a drop, a river, the sea—
All of this water, a gift for me!
Some snow, a berg, or maybe some ice—
Anything frozen, that would be nice!
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The heron may not have been in a perfect spot, but this picture is about as perfect as a picture could be. Simply fantastic.
I think that is an incredible photo of the Great Blue Heron.... Love it!!!!
The color looks more like purple. Graceful looking.
absolutely gorgeous color....great capture
Perfect 'take off' shot, like Jack I didn't realize Blue Herons were so blue, excellent.
The position of the heron's wings is perfect! I can imagine that it made your day!
I, too,love that shot. I saw this heron in Costa Rica but never came close enough to get a decent shot. Glad to see yours.
Wow! Great capture!
Thanks for sharing;o)
Hope you are having a nice and happy week****
The bird looks amazing! Great find!
Love the action here....I'm hoping it's a rain dance!!
Hope you find time to visit. Have a glorious Wednesday.
Perfect timing for a great shot!
You captured so much detail on the wings, hard to believe the bird was moving.
oh,my! this is a pretty cool shot!
It is a great photo, nicely captured. I love Blue Herons.
Wow! You succeeded in your attempt.
I don't think I can add anything to the comments that have already been made so I'll reiterate that this is a gorgeous bird and your photo excels!
The 48 commenters writing before me have said it all. What an awesome shot. We have a a single blue landing in our creek some this summer, but I have not been as fortunate as you. Maybe one day I will get a shot of him. genie
Terrific photo in action! Love it!
Seems like I just cannot get out much any more...always waiting on something.
Love this shot of the heron, though.
A very good shot....Happy WW!
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