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A mallard hen was escorting her brood behind a young great blue heron. The heron was oblivious.
DJ ODonnell

A mallard hen was escorting her brood behind a young great blue heron. The heron was oblivious. (Anas platyrhynchos, Ardea herodias)

A confrontation between a young great blue heron and a mallard hen
Habitat
Pond
Location
Loveland, Colorado
Date taken
june 18, 2021
Scientific name
Anas platyrhynchos, Ardea herodias
Equipment used
Nikon D500, Nikon 500mm f/5.6 PF lens
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/800 s, f/9, ISO 360, -.33 ev exposure comp
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OMG!!!! Mum was really taking a risk with that, wasn't she (I once watched a heron eat a duckling!!!)

A marvellous picture you've taken of this family and the heron Dan... many thanks.
 

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Category
North America
Added by
DJ ODonnell
Date added
View count
110
Comment count
3

Image metadata

Device
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D500
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
500.0 mm
Exposure time
1/2500 second(s)
ISO
360
Filename
_DJO0452.JPG
File size
4.2 MB
Date taken
Fri, 18 June 2021 8:52 AM
Dimensions
4179px x 2985px

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