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this was taken at the Green Ribbon Trail in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Nikon D300s
Nikkor 300mm f/4 + 1.7 teleconverter
ISO 400
1/160 at f/7.1


  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Nice capture, Dave. That’s quite a reach this bird has!

  • thanks Dot. It’s not too often I see them with there neck stretched. They are a strange looking bird

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • MaryinMaine
    MaryinMaineover 4 years ago

    Very nice Dave – the reflection is neat. After seeing the Great blue and this one, I googled St. Catherines. Its a good 10 hour drive from here. I think I will try to find some closer! lol

  • thanks Mary. 10 hours is a bit far to travel to take a chance on seeing a Great Blue Heron :-)

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Dave! :)

  • thank you Kylie

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Well, St. Catharines is only a half-hour from here! Got to get over to that trail. What a great shot, Dave! I have NEVER seen one of these herons doing that! They’re always just hunkered down looking suspiciously at me. Or flying away….

  • thank you Sheila. I went back today and the Great Blue was less than 100’ from the trail. I had to take the 1.7 teleconverter off because he was too close. Hopefully I got a couple good shots. No sight of the Green Heron or the Black-Crowned Heron today but The Great Blue made up for it

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot Dave!

  • thank you very much Marvin

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...over 4 years ago

    Very beautiful scene and capture. A lovely touch with the bird drinking.

  • thank you Lozzar

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture!

  • thank you Monte

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    Such a fabulous capture – your timing was spot on.

  • thank you . They don’t move too quickly so I was able to get a few shots of the bird drinking

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

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