Great Blue Heron (Four Photographs)

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The great blue heron was one of the first birds I shot when I became more serious about nature photography, and shots of this bird have been a staple of my portfolio ever since. Whether in flight, hunting, feeding, or preening, if I see one I try to get a good shot of it. Given that they often like coves where the light is poor as much as they like the bright sun, exposure and white balance can be tricky even for the best of cameras and photographers. They are large, prehistoric-like and very active but unfortunately their breeding grounds are threatened and they are on the danger lists.








8 responses

  1. These are purely beautiful, Victor! As always your keen eye and your skills shine through.


    December 24, 2016 at 5:19 am

  2. Beautiful images, Victor.
    I love the Herons with their long willowy necks.


    December 24, 2016 at 6:22 am

  3. What a great variety of poses you put together here. Great parents are truly fascinating creatures – nice post!


    December 24, 2016 at 8:44 am

  4. The pose in the third one begs a caption of some sort, but the last one is the best. They do tend to blend into the background more than the photographer would want, though.


    December 24, 2016 at 4:51 pm

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