Tricolor Heron Returning to Roost In Golden Light by Joe Jennelle

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This beautiful tricolor heron flew close as he headed south to his favorite roosting area away from people, with many other water birds. I was very fortunate to get such a close and well lit capture of this wonderful creature.

Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina US

Nikon D700
Nikkor 500 mm F 4
Polarized Lens

Camera Settings
1/2000 sec/ ISO 640/ F 6.3

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I treasure connections with those who are touched in some way by nature’s beauty. During those magic moments, we share a special awe in nature’s presence. We are compelled to see and share. Connections make us who we are and relationships within nature give our lives meaning.

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago


  • Thank you lorilee!

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 3 years ago

    Great capture

  • Thank you Joy!

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    Super in flight capture Tony.

  • Thank you Mark!

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture!!

  • Thank you gabrielle!

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 3 years ago

    I just love your serie of birds in flight. this one is nice and unusual cause I don’t see that kind of heron very often in flight and surely not in picture. great light on it, that makes the big very intense with that yellow. great shot Joe

  • Glad you like and appreciate birds in flight. I find this photography very challenging and rewarding. This tricolor came so close and the sun was beautiful. Thank you so much!!

    – Joe Jennelle

  • yampy
    yampyover 3 years ago

    another superb capture :)

  • Thank you yampy!! :)

    – Joe Jennelle

  • genez
    genezover 3 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you genes :)

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Robert H Carney
    Robert H Carneyover 3 years ago


    Terrific image, Joe!

  • Thank you Robert, one of the many species flying over on Monday!!

    – Joe Jennelle

    DIZZYHEIGHTSover 3 years ago

    Everything seems right about this image. Placement of bird PERFECT, Plain background PERFECT, and the lighting PERFECT. Well deserved Feature. Liz

  • Liz, you are so nice. I really liked the clarity of detail of the bird flying over in late afternoon sunlight. Thank you for you great compliments!! Joe

    – Joe Jennelle

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