Graceful Heron by AuntDot

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Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D; 1/400s, f/11.0, ISO 200, focal length 100mm; Canon 55-250 lens; AUTO setting
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The graceful head and neck of a great blue heron, taken at The Pier in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 2 years ago

    Beautiful Heron♥ looks like you got nice and close! We have the same lens:)

  • Thank you, Heather. For some reason the birds on the pier are less afraid of people being nearby. Guess they’re used to it and have learned they will not be harmed.

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 2 years ago

    Such a magnificent bird – terrific work, Dot!

  • Thanks, Monnie. Their necks are so long when they stretch them out!

    – AuntDot

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusover 2 years ago

    This is a wonderful shot of this graceful bird!

  • Thanks so much, Christina!

    – AuntDot

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Ray!

    – AuntDot

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012over 2 years ago

    So elegant. Great work Dot – definitely a fav for me.
    Love Colleen2012

  • Thanks so much, Colleen. Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 2 years ago

    You always get great close-ups of these birds! Wonderful image!

  • Thanks for your kind comment, Kristi!

    – AuntDot

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 2 years ago

    I think I’ve seen this lady at a sale in Wal-Marts!!!! A wonderful capture!!! Bill

  • I think I have one of those outside my front door, but THIS one is living and breathing, staring and posing. LOL Thanks, Bill!

    – AuntDot

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work, Dot!

  • Thanks very much, Glenn!

    – AuntDot

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 2 years ago

    “Simply” beautiful capture of this heron, Dot

  • Thanks so much, Elfie. I thought I’d emphasized the long neck and long beak on this beautiful graceful bird.

    – AuntDot

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 2 years ago

    Beautiful close up my friend. Hugs

  • Thanks very much, Tom!

    – AuntDot

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