This Heron is one of a number of birds that adorn the Lord Howe Island area. There are boobies, shearwaters, frigate birds and many other sea birds in and around the islands. There are rails and wood hens, famous for feeding the initial settlers, on land. And this heron standing tall and modeling itself and it’s gorgeous plumage down at the beach for the tourists. It was quite unworried about all the holiday makers when I was there a few months ago, probably very used to strutting its stuff before an audience!

I do not usually go hunting to take bird pictures, but it is difficult when on Lord Howe Island to not hunt for them. Wonderful birds are everywhere, diving and wheeling around the sky, sitting in trees, and strutting their stuff on the beach like this one. It is a remarkable and must see island!

Canon 5D MkIII, Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS L Lens.


lord howe island, bird, avian, heron, nsw

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  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...about 1 year ago


  • Cool! Thanks!

    – Peter Doré

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    June 26, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks Teresa!!

    – Peter Doré

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    CongrATulations on your feature nicely done and presented the crowd loves it hugs a fav

  • Cheers, Bonita! Thanks very much!

    – Peter Doré

  • GeorgiaPoetry
    GeorgiaPoetryabout 1 year ago

  • Thanks Georgia!

    – Peter Doré

  • vigor
    vigorabout 1 year ago

    This would be a highlight for me to see this. It’s a worthy subject to be captured. Thank you for adding to Just For You!

  • Thanks very much!

    – Peter Doré

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 1 year ago

    Incredible capture Peter!! :)

  • Thanks very much!

    – Peter Doré

  • John Sharp
    John Sharpabout 1 year ago

    Great capture Peter.

  • Cheers, John, Thanks!

    – Peter Doré

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 1 year ago


  • Thanks very much!!

    – Peter Doré

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseabout 1 year ago

    A most elegant bird! I love the bluish hue of his feathers!

  • Thanks! It is a gorgeous bird.. :)

    – Peter Doré

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 1 year ago

    Superbly captured Peter.

  • Thanks Julie! He posed so well to make it easy!

    – Peter Doré

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