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In the predawn light, a Great Blue Heron gently rises into the sky. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, on Florida’s eastern panhandle gulf coast.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 (10mp/Leica 35-420mm zoom)

Featured in the group “The Birds”


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  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    stunning – love the light and reflections!! brilliant

  • Thank you! I appreciate your reaction. Charlie

    – Charlie Sawyer

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago


  • Thanks!

    – Charlie Sawyer

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerover 5 years ago

    Wow, Charley! How do you ever get these pictures?! This one is amazing! – Pat

  • “Wow” is good! How do I get them? Being there and shooting lots of frames. Getting out at least once a week, every week, and bringing back hundreds of images. THANK YOU!

    – Charlie Sawyer

  • JWallace
    JWallaceover 5 years ago


  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    Lovely shot…..really like how the reflection is made up of dark parallel lines….cool!

  • Yeah, somehow that really adds to the shot. Thanks for noticing! Charlie

    – Charlie Sawyer

  • jinney
    jinneyover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!
    What an awesome capture of a truley beautiful bird!

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Charlie!

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