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great blue heron

  1. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    I visited Assateague Island , and Ocean City Md this weekend. I can add at least 10 birds to my life list. I really need to start using my tripod again. My number of usable shots are not as high as I would like.
  2. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    The Great Blues summer here and will stay until far in to the fall and sometimes in to the winter depending on if we have open water areas. The cold doesn't seem to bother them.
  3. Great Blue Heron and Pea Soup

    Great Blue Heron and Pea Soup

    This Great Blue looks like he is standing in a vat of pea soup but alas it is the algae that covers the top of this estuary. The herons seem to have no trouble discovering frogs and fish despite this cover.
  4. Gone fishing.

    Gone fishing.

    Took this one a good while back on the coast of S.C.
  5. Walking on Water

    Walking on Water

    This great blue heron made me laugh. He flew across our pond, straight into the cattails and got stuck. When he backed out and took off, this was the outcome. He ended up almost getting stuck again, but was able to get through the second time.
  6. Great blue heron

    Great blue heron

    Nikon D300 500mm F4, 1.7X. Waco Tx Jul-2010
  7. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Still lots of these around in quite a few different places in my area. This one was down at bottom of a dam near what we call the river flats. Called that as when they don't have much water coming over the dam the river bed starts to dry up in the area right in front of the dam and creates an...
  8. Fishing


    Great Blue Heron in the shallow waters fishing at the end of the day. I watched this bird for a half an hour The shot was taken with a spotting scope and a Panasonic G-1 camera set to shutter mode.
  9. Yawn


    A great blue heron who looks like he is yawning. Unsharp mask was applied to this photo.
  10. "I have studied Acute Puncture!"

    "I have studied Acute Puncture!"

  11. Herons at Heislerville WMA

    Herons at Heislerville WMA

    11x14 inches. Watercolor. Based on herons seen at Heislerville WMA in New Jersey. These are just a few of the many herons there.
  12. Big Blue Goose

    Big Blue Goose

    I was shooting into shadows and I had by EV set to Plus 1 when this Great Blue Heron took flight. I did not have time nor did I think to change my exposure setting. The photo was seriously over exposed. I tried to fix the exposure the best I could with photoshop. I'll show it anyway because I...
  13. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Love the wingspan on these big birds. They always have kind of a prehistoric look to them.
  14. Sunday Stroll

    Sunday Stroll

    GBH strolling by some breakfasting American Avocets
  15. Yummy!


  16. What's this GBH doing?

    What's this GBH doing?

    I saw this guy at the Riparian sanctuary in Gilbert, AZ (USA) today and had never seen this behavior before. Can anyone tell me what he's doing?
  17. Seeing is believing.....

    Seeing is believing.....

    So I may as well post the one in between the kill and the swallow.
  18. What's down there?

    What's down there?

    Just to complete the Heron story before I move on.
  19. Gergrd, can your frying pan hold this?

    Gergrd, can your frying pan hold this?

  20. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron
  21. GBH


    I never get sick of seeing these guys! :)
  22. Mirrored Herons

    Mirrored Herons

  23. Another Behavioral Shot

    Another Behavioral Shot

    Not the best image, but I found it interesting to watch. The Great Blue Heron circled around the Painted Turtle. He would periodically stop and seemingly used scare tactics by way of broadening his wings and flapping. He eventually jumped up and made a direct pounce upon the turtle, knocking him...
  24. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  25. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    I'd never seen a Great Blue Heron here before.