LENS: SIGMA APO 150-500mm @ 500mm

As all birds, this great blue heron preens to condition its feathers.

Taken near Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

I’m a retired stationary engineer who lives on British Columbia’s scenic Sunshine Coast, which although on the mainland, can only be accessed by water or air – just the way we Coasters like it!

Wildlife and nature photography is my hobby and passion. My primary camera is a Nikon D90 and most of these photos are taken with a Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR lens.

I appreciate and try to answer all sincere comments.

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  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Heron such a wonderful capture of him.

  • Thanks icesrun! I took this with my new lens. I’m pleased with it so far.

    – Carl Olsen

  • Sandi Murdock
    Sandi Murdockover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Carl. Love the lighting and detail you’ve captured in this shot!

  • Thanks Sandi! I spent a lot of time fiddling with this in Topaz Adjust. Nice to hear that the results were worth the effort.

    – Carl Olsen

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Carl Olsen

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot of preening, they are lovely birds, great capture.

  • Thanks Andrea. Yes they are lovely – even more so in spring.

    – Carl Olsen

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    October 24, 2010

  • Thank you Teresa!

    – Carl Olsen

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature, well deserved.

  • Thanks Andrea!

    – Carl Olsen

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 4 years ago

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    Michaela1991about 4 years ago

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberabout 4 years ago

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully captured Carl!

    22 January 2011 … one image a day

  • Thanks Trish!

    – Carl Olsen

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