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I took this shot of a Great Blue Heron at the Green Ribbon Trail in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Nikon AF-S 200-400mm f/4 G ED VR
Nikon D300s
-2/3 EV
1/20 at f/6.7
ISO 400

features in
Your Countries Best Aug, 2010
Made by Nature Sept 8, 2010

8th place All Things Aquatic , April, 29, 2011
Birds linked to Water


  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    WOW!!!!!!! Oh DAVE!!!!! Isn’t he a beauty!!!!!!! and look at the light you captured him in … the background of those glorious reeds … the reflections!!!!!! WOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!! Magic time!!!!!!

  • thank you Lois. They are my favorite bird

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot Dave, gorgeous colours

  • thank you Michael

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • akaurora
    akauroraover 4 years ago

    WOW … this is a truly AWESOME capture … fabulous composition, colors and attention to detail … Instant Fave! Take Care ~ Rick & Deb ~ ☺

  • thank you Rick and Deb

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful image!!!!

  • thank you lorilee

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 4 years ago

    beautiful capture!

  • thank you tori

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Margaret  Shark
    Margaret Sharkover 4 years ago

    Great sharp image. Super lighting. Wonderful birds.

  • thank you Margaret

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Really AWESOME, Dave! So crisp and clear and the color is terrific. Beautiful bird!

  • thank you Dot

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™over 4 years ago

    Excellent capture!

  • thank you Chris

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 4 years ago

    Nice work!


  • thank you DebraLee

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterover 4 years ago

    Dave this is outstanding!!!! Brilliant image! The detail, vibrancy and sharpness are fabulous. Over all I’d say SPECTACULAR!!! A fave!

  • thank you very much Robin

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

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