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Whether poised at a river bend or cruising the coastline with slow, deep wingbeats, the Great Blue Heron is a majestic sight. This stately heron with its subtle blue-gray plumage often stands motionless as it scans for prey or wades belly deep with long, deliberate steps. They may move slowly, but Great Blue Herons can strike like lightning to grab a fish or snap up a gopher. In flight, look for this widespread heron’s tucked-in neck and long legs trailing out behind.

Taken in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Nikon D800
ISO 400
EV -0.67
Pattern Metering
No Flash
340 MM


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  • AuntDot
    AuntDot11 months ago

    Nice capture, Michael. Looks like he doesn’t want to put that other foot down in that yucky water.

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon11 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richard11 months ago

    This shot is even better than the other……….love it !

  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Nature11 months ago

    Your description is spot on. And this image, perfect! Lovely shot Michael.

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRanger11 months ago

    Fantastic detail Michael

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB11 months ago

    September 26, 2013

    Beautiful work!

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