Great Blue Heron Study

© Dick Jenkins

<Bb>Great Blue Heron Study</b>

John Rivera 3/29/2011 6:29:04 AM

Great Shot! #1365145

Dick Jenkins 3/29/2011 6:47:04 AM

Thank you, John. This young bird was playing in a small pond in the midst of a large nesting area. A large GBH feather was his toy and he'd stab at it as if fishing then toss it into the air only to do it again. He did manage to catch a small turtle as an appetizer. I had time to add the 2X extender on the f/2.8L 300mm lens yielding fairly good detail. #9323674

Kay E. Mahoney 3/29/2011 7:35:33 AM

Nice capture, Dick. He is beautiful. #9323814

Carol Eade 3/30/2011 4:52:29 AM

Beautiful GBH portrait! #9325416

Dick Jenkins 3/30/2011 7:21:03 AM

Thank you Kay and Carol for your comments. I'm beginning to see what I suspect are 2nd and 3rd generations of birds nesting in this area. I say that because they appear to get along in harmony. For 4 years I followed a GBH couple where one was a wurdemann's heron but I can't find her this year. A wurdemann's heron is easily picked out from the others.

We have 4 adult osprey mating here for the 1st time and they enjoy playing high above me in the sky, touching occasionally. I may just spend my afternoons on my back trying to capture such an encounter. :-) One female osprey passed by me at eye-level recently carrying supper. I'll include this photo for you. Nothing great, just surprised to see her at eye-level. #9325832

Bill Houghton 3/31/2011 10:13:40 AM

Dick, this is such a beautiful shot. I can see that you like birds. Check out mine in my gallery and my website. Great work on your part. Have a nice day, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography


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Juvenile great blue heron plays in the midst of freshwater pond.
Entry in the Details and Macro monthly photo contest for March 2011.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 600.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D

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