Blue Heron by Michael Cummings


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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 -0.33
Pattern Metering
No Flash
450 MM


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  • AuntDot
    AuntDot12 months ago

    Nice closeup! I love the way they stare ahead and move so slowly.

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp12 months ago

    Very nice capture

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...12 months ago

    Wow! Awesome side portrait and excellent composition.

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...12 months ago

    Love the colours too, I should add.

  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Moss12 months ago

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randall12 months ago

    Featured 28 and 29 Sep 2013

    Great Work!!

  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odom12 months ago

    Congratulations on your Feature! Love the green background :)

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randall11 months ago

    Featured 18 Oct 2013

    A Huge Congratulations!!!

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