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These Birds were standing in the same area, one behind the other,and I suspect the second one is the older of the two as he has a wizened if not weathered look. Great Blue Herons don’t pose many challenges. They are not easily scared off, they tend to stay in one place for a long time and they do interesting things like preen and hunt fish. They also have marvelous yellow eyes. The gotcha in photographing them is their white feathers particularly on the head, these are easily blown out (pure white, no detail) and hard to fix. While long lenses help, some Great Blue Herons are familiar enough with humans to get quite close.