05.04.2022 You don’t always get what you want-3

I’m on a roll here.  Sunday afternoon I walked the rail trail hoping to photograph turtles.  I just saw a couple but they were swimming at a distance so just happy to see them.  But, as shown the last few days, there is much else to photograph and this Great Blue Heron was a treat.  Although he did naught but stand looking around or preening, I enjoyed spending a half hour watching and photographing.

I don’t often shoot in the afternoon but that’s when you are most likely to see turtles sunning after the morning coolness has passed.  So I caught this guy in some nice light just before the sun disappeared behind the trees in back of me. I started to our left here and worked my way to the right until I found a composition with a clear reflection. Lots of stuff in the swamp and for a change the water is high.

It was a successful walk in other ways and I managed a shot for Friday and for Mother’s Day too.


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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16 Responses to 05.04.2022 You don’t always get what you want-3

  1. picpholio says:

    Maybe next time more luck. Nice capture.

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  2. With the reflection you get two for the price of one. I wonder what the bird makes of its own reflection, which I imagine it can see if it looks straight down.

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  3. I’m glad I scrolled down to see the reflection. I clicked on the photo to see it all at once.

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  4. Nice light and reflection! I agree … they are fun to watch!

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice one, Steve. I like the earthy colors and the shimmering reflection.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    It’s interesting what a difference context makes in the appearance of these birds. I think of them in terms of blues, whites, and grays — along our waterways, in our stronger light, the rusts and tannins fade away. They certainly make for a handsome portrait, though!

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  7. Very Nice Steve! Like the GBH’s Reflection in the water!

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