07.26.2021 B.O.A.S.-Green Heron Edition

Years ago when I participated in a forum, Naturescapes.Net, the favored bird portrait would be with one on the end of a stick (thus Bird on a Stick).  This is a somewhat different example of that although not with the clean background so many wish for. Yesterday’s Kingfisher was another.

This might be the same bird that visited the foggy tree I posted yesterday after the Kingfisher left. It landed for just a few seconds and then was off again flying in the direction of this small pond.  Kinda looks like it’s riding a water snake.


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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27 Responses to 07.26.2021 B.O.A.S.-Green Heron Edition

  1. Mike Powell says:

    Nice shot, Steve. The branch made me think of a semi-submerged alligator, with the Green Heron perched right on its head. 🙂

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  2. I saw the perch as a large fish or eel.

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  3. I’m also on board with the alligator vision.


  4. Someday I will capture a green heron. Someday…. I really like this one! Wish it were mine.

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    Or an alligator…that’s such an interesting expression on its face. 🙂

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  6. Very nice Steve! I also go along with the “gator look”!

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  7. I like these herons, they have personality. This one seems intent on figuring out what on earth you are up to! He doesn’t look hugely impressed 😉

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    • I am fortunate that they are common enough here in New England. It is hard to choose from herons and egrets for a favorite but this green one is near the top of the list. They do usually look a bit irritated. 🙂

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful capture, Steve, he’s a handsome bird.

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  9. I like all herons, but am particularly fond of the green kind. I’m very envious of your lovely photo as most of mine were taken from far away and leave much to be desired. I only see one or two a year, if I’m lucky!

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  10. shoreacres says:

    I was sure that was an alligator, particularly since I’ve seen everything from dragonflies to the occasional bird perching atop the big ones. Your title also brought to mind Franz Boas, who’s sometimes called the father of American anthropology.

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    • Good thing the photographic shorthand wasn’t for bird on a zebra. Then it would have indeed been confusing. Well, despite my thought that a snake was more likely up here, I have now accepted that this is indeed an alligator.


  11. Todd Henson says:

    I’m certainly a fan of clean backgrounds and do seek them out. But I also appreciate these sorts, that seem more real giving a bit more context into the environment the bird frequents. And I love green herons, such beautiful birds.

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    • I think we are happy to take whatever Nature offers. I am happy with an environmental background or a soft one as long as the subject is sharp. A Green Heron does make the day a bit brighter.


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