Shop

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
1/320
F8
ISO 400
EV -0.33
Pattern Metering
No Flash
440 MM
Tripod
cloudy

Tags

blue heron, birds, raptors, nature, ecology, wildlife, flight, wings, heron, heron images, heron pics, heron pictures, heron art

Comments

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon10 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
    .

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richard10 months ago

    Excellent ! I’m jealous. I’ve never been able to get a close up shot of a heron…..still trying.

  • This one is a juvenile, they appear around this time of year and are often more approachable than the adults.

    – Michael Cummings

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...10 months ago


    27 September 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait