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Great Blue

Mike Oxley

Cornwall Ontario, Canada

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Great Blue Heron (Ardrea herodias)
Blackadders’s Crick, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
October 9, 2011

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An auspicious start to the day!

I was headed out of town to hopefully get some decent shots of the beauty day we had in the GWN today and, as I passed The Crick (it’s just a pond, but it’s always been called that), I spotted this Great Blue at the edge of the pond by the cattails. I whizzed round the block, parked in a side street, grabbed the camera and tripod from the back of the car and rushed (quick walk) over to the pond, hoping the bird was still there. It was. And it was most cooperative for almost 3 minutes, so I was able to take quite a few shots. I was debating whether to back for the Bigma but my mind was made up for me when it squawked, crapped and buggered off to the far end of the pond.

It’s amazing – you try for years to get a decent shot of these birds, then all of a sudden, they virtually land in your backyard, so to speak.

And here’s a quite interesting item from www.dancingotter.ca
(Dancing Otter Shamanic Arts)

People who have the Great Blue Heron as a Power Animal may experience:
very calm exterior behaviour
extreme focus/goal orientation
the desire to share parenting equally with his/her partner
healthy skepticism
quiet intensity
the need to work alone
resistance to being rushed
hyper-acute sense of timing

Hmmmm. Apart from number 3, this could be me….

Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 28 to 300 at 300
iso 100, spot metered, F6.3, 1/160 second

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