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Yesterday was a dreary, sunless, drab day.
I only get out about once a month now to take photos.
As it rained I held my snowy momma goddess and said "please momma let the rain stop, please let me get a kick arse osprey capture, it’s been so long and I desperately need it’
As we turned around to go home, the rain stopped and I asked my friend to speed to the ‘primo’ spot. Not only did I get to see osprey, but I noticed a great blue heron on a stone in the river. From behind me I heard the call of the great blue heron (their sounds remind me of an old ancient door opening, a rusty cracking hinge and they do make the sound of something prehistoric).
I quickly turned around and seen another great blue heron flying over my head. I snapped away like a psycho praying the settings were correct. There was no sun and the sky was a pure greyish white.
All I did was enhance the color contrast.
My heart was beating a million miles an hour and I felt so alive, no pain, no anxiety, sheer bliss!
I think the my plea was heard and I got more than I wished for.
The next several postings of herons and ospreys to come will be from yesterday, the most beautiful day I have had in such a long time.
This one is dedicated to Steve for fulfilling my birding wish with great speed.

Taken along the outskirts of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Canon 7D EOS
Lens – EF 70-300 mm IS
lens at 300mm

This image is © Heather King. You may not use this or any of my images (in whole or in part). All Rights Reserved.
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I am a self taught photographer and everything artist. For me this is meditation and medication!
I want to invade your mind or strike a cord in your heart with what I do. I do this for ME and those I love.

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  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 1 year ago

    Beautiful, Heather! Love the title and the white background is so cool! Wonderful!!

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 1 year ago

    I too like the white background, and those legs look really tasty lol….. lovely image Heather :o)x

    KALLIOPEover 1 year ago


  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture Heather.

  • K Lockhart
    K Lockhartover 1 year ago

    Just look at those pink thighs!!!
    Those long feet and toes
    The sounds of a heron get you right to the bone
    Absolutely stunning honey!

  • labaker
    labakerover 1 year ago

    Ahhhh……..this is sooo nice :)))

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonover 1 year ago

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  • Cliffyj
    Cliffyjover 1 year ago

    Outstanding image

  • PineSinger
    PineSingerover 1 year ago

    Great in flight image!

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 1 year ago

    Heather, you are such a beautiful soul, as it comes out in your work, just beautiful like you

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