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Our pond’s local Great Blue Heron came through for me… clearly, trying to ingratiate himself after being so elusive for the past month… his striking blue plumage creating a regal curtain of blue is evidence this fellow is an adult (along with his tuft-like crest) as it takes three years for a Great Blue to mature and acquire full plumage. It’s not all vanity though, that preening – as grooming is essential to the Blue’s survival in order to remove any flight-inhibiting residue so, no surprise, this fellow takes good advantage of some down time just prior to stalking his supper…like other hunting creatures, such as eagles, rails and kingfishers, my Great Blue is a willfully independent and solitary being.

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  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...about 3 years ago

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonabout 3 years ago

    Did he ever!! He knocked it out of the ballpark!!! Congrats on this capture, Katherine! I know you have worked hard for it! It is stunning and your processing is PERFECTION!!! I love it!!

  • Thank you, Kristi… Yes – he rewarded my month long patience with a super pose… thank you for your kind words and the fave… much appreciated.

    – KatMagic Photography

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 3 years ago

    Fantastic Work

  • Thanks, Kathy!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 3 years ago

    An absolute stunner Kat…..wow!!!

  • Hi Lyn, many thanks!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesabout 3 years ago

    Superb shot and wonderful processing, Kat!
    Wow……just wow!
    ~ Bobbi

  • I’ll take a Wow any day … thank you so much, Bobbi.

    – KatMagic Photography

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    great work

  • Appreciate your support!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Ingz
    Ingzabout 3 years ago

    so powerful Kat…wow such a stunning capture my friend xxx

  • Thank you so much for your kind words, much appreciated.

    – KatMagic Photography

  • polly470
    polly470about 3 years ago

    OUTSTANDING!!! I haven’t been able to come on here for a few days, and when I do I see this!! Just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! The whole atmosphere works, Kat!

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    xx

  • You know how I feel about your comments, Polly…. thank you every so much….!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26about 3 years ago

    Wonderful work ….perfect in every detail

  • Oh thank you so much…how nice to read such a comment..

    – KatMagic Photography

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 3 years ago

    this is a wonderful shot, such great detail xx

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