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.

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Taken in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Nikon D800
ISO 1250
EV -0.67
Pattern Metering
No Flash
350 MM


  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardover 1 year ago

    Great shot, Mike ! Perfect !!!

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Nice overall image…the water looks great.

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

    #1# per 24hrs 2013/09/30

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    September 30, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    Featured 30 Sep and 1 Oct 2013

    Stunning work!!!

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    Featured 18 Oct 2013

    A Huge Congratulations!!!

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations – 6th Dec., 2013 – Shirley, Jean & Rene

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  • MarianBendeth
    MarianBendethabout 1 year ago

    This is stunning Michael!

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