06.15.2021-2 Two-fer Tuesday

While looking for froggies for FFs to come, I saw this handsome Great Blue Heron across a pond, possibly Brickyard Pond, along the Norwottuck Rail Trail.

Great Blue Heron- Ardea herodias

I liked the pose but thought a little farther down the trail would be better.Β  The heron did not agree and as soon as I appeared a little closer from behind some bushes lining the path away he flew. I am happy to have this shot.

That is the same fallen branch that I posted a few weeks ago with four turtles basking. I was looking for frogs and turtles but settled for a heron.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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25 Responses to 06.15.2021-2 Two-fer Tuesday

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice image, Steve. I love the reflected greens in the background.

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  2. Jim R says:

    I would settle for that, too.

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  3. That is a real beauty, Steve.

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  4. picpholio says:

    Great shot Steve.

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  5. Nothing wrong with capturing a Great Blue, in my book! Very nice, Steve!

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  6. Peter Klopp says:

    The blue heron with its reflection looks superb, Steve. Great shot!

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  7. I love photographing these herons. They are obligingly still! I like the grassy green backdrop too.

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    • Yes. The stiller the better for me. I’ve never tried photographing small birds in flight. I used to participate in a photography forum where the ideal bird photograph was a “BOAS”…bird on a stick. πŸ™‚

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  8. shoreacres says:

    What I think must be a little mud island behind the heron looks for all the world like a fish suspended in air. I had the impulse to tell the heron, “Hey! Look behind you!”

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  9. Mr. (or Mrs.) Heron says:” I take issue with your choice of words, Steve. Nobody ‘settles’ for me. I am the central character in this scene and no turtle or frog will usurp that role from me.” 😊

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  10. Ann Mackay says:

    A very elegant chap!

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  11. Nice Steve! Like the reflection!

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  12. bluebrightly says:

    You may not have gotten the shot you had in mind but so much time and effort has gone into this one, when you think about all the hours you have put into photography. And it really is very satisying.

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