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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 1250
EV -1.33
Pattern Metering
No Flash
420 MM


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  • AuntDot
    AuntDot12 months ago

    Isn’t it amazing how they can preen with those long beaks? Terrific capture!

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp12 months ago

    Very nice capture

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randall12 months ago

    Featured 30 Sep and 1 Oct 2013

    Stunning work!!!

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    Qnita10 months ago

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