Reflective Heron by Owed to Nature

Late afternoon sun reveals the profile of a great blue heron (Ardea herodias) reflected in the waters of Concord Greene, Concord, Massachusetts USA
Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 400mm, Exposure 1/320 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200

In addition to prints and iCases, this image is also featured in Living on the Greene calendar


Featured by the groups
The World As We See It Or as we missed it December 5 2012
Where on Earth is This December 6 2012
Perfect Harmonies May 13 2013

Top Ten Challenge Winner
Absolute Clarity Herons February 2013

’SDuring an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    nice xxx

  • I was in luck that he decided to ignore me and just stood there and posed. So when the sun peaked through… my luck and his patience really paid off. Thanks Lynn!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 2 years ago
    The elusive Heron…I have such a hard time capture this kind of bird…when there is one at the pond and he sees me…he quickly takes off…he’s very people shy
  • Saw this guy last year when he spent the summer in the ponds of Concord Greene. He got used to seeing people so let you watch him… but only if you kept your distance and used a long lens. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosover 2 years ago

    Thank YOU

  • You’re welcome!

    – Owed to Nature

  • trish725
    trish725over 2 years ago

  • Wow, Thank you so very much Trish for your support, generosity and Features!

    – Owed to Nature

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 2 years ago

    This is a tremendous capture!!!! Congratulations on being featured!!! Bill

  • Thank you for such wonderful comments Bill! Greatly appreciate (and enjoy ;-) it… Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Joseph for the honor and pleasure of your Feature! Greatly appreciated (and enjoyed ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 2 years ago

    this is a beautiful shot! well done ;)

    Herons challenge

    please view and write few words in the topic

  • Many Thanks Manon for this wonderful news!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 2 years ago

    a great picture and light is perfect ;)

  • Very belated but very appreciative for your generous comments and Feature! Been traveling so am looking forward to getting caught up so I can focus on new images soon. ;-) Thank you Manon!

    – Owed to Nature

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