Great Blue Heron In The Salt Marsh by David Friederich

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The water is a mix of salt and fresh water, creating a very interesting environment for Great Blue Herons. I watched this bird for some time, as it fed on very small fish. I loved the bird against the marsh grasses when it decided to move on. The reflection in the tidal pool was definitely a bonus. The image was captured at Campbell River on Vancouver Island, Canada, using a Nikon D700, Nikkor 600 mm lens and 1.4 teleconverter on a Gitzo monopod.

If I could live my life to live over, I would be a biologist because nature provides me with such joy and passion. I am able to capture and share my experiences in nature with good camera gear, and through the medium of RedBubble. I hope you enjoy my work capturing scenes from nature.

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  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 5 years ago

    fantastic image David. I love these birds and a 600mm lens would make shooting them a LITTLE easier.

  • Thank you, Tallow. Yes, the 600 makes all this possible.

    – David Friederich

  • mltrue
    mltrueover 5 years ago

    outstanding capture! Whenever I see one of these, my camera is not with me! Or it takes off before I can get a good shot!

  • They are not easy to photograph. Luckily my biggest lens gives me the edge that I don’t need to be so close. Thank you, Michelle, and good luck shooting Great Blue Herons!

    – David Friederich

  • Twisted01
    Twisted01over 5 years ago

    Stunning capture David. Beautiful piece of work.

  • Thank you, Jay. I appreciate your comment.

    – David Friederich

  • linaji
    linajiover 5 years ago

    Over the top.. INCREDIBLE!

  • You know how much I value your opinions, Lina. Thank you.

    – David Friederich

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolover 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture to be proud of David!

  • I do like this one, Joni. Thank you. I am enjoying all your images from Europe.

    – David Friederich

  • umbra
    umbraover 5 years ago

    another wonderful shot and testimony to your patience…thank you…..

  • Thank you, Erich. Perhaps the most important quality of a nature photographer is patience.

    – David Friederich

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1over 5 years ago

    Brilliant capture.
    Fantastic relection.

  • Thank you, Brandie. Love your comment.

    – David Friederich

  • tuffcookie
    tuffcookieover 5 years ago

    oh wow love the reflection of the tips of his wings in the water! what a beautiful shot david. only home for a few mins but wanted to pop on and see what was happening :) i have two shoots to edit and one to shoot tomorrow i think. and one shoot tonight lol a girls work is never done :)

  • I so love your comment, Kelly, and I am also so happy you have so much work. If I had my life to do over, I would be a pro photographer, because I love this work so much.

    – David Friederich

  • mltrue
    mltrueover 5 years ago

    My mom says she sees a lot of herons on her lake, so I should just spend some time there and may eventually get a good shot!

  • Yes, spend time there with your biggest lens, and snap away. The more shots you take, the more likely you are to get a good one or two. Good luck, Michelle, and thank you again.

    – David Friederich

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 5 years ago

    Outstanding photography David,beautifully captured and framed

  • I was just thinking about you, Trudi, when your comment appeared. Thank you. I am so glad you like it.

    – David Friederich

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