Nikon D300 ~ 80-400m Nikkor lens
f5.6 ~ 1/500s ~ ISO 640
Taken near Olympia, Washington (US)
103 views as of 1-27-13
Best viewed large
The Silky Touch 1-17-13
IF IT DOESN’T BELONG 1-18-13
The Birds 1-19-13
Furry Friend’s Features 1-19-13
Monochrome in Color 1-20-13
Depth of Field 1-27-13
The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North and Central America as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the Great White Heron.
The morning started out sunny and beautiful. Then something went sideways. Fog rolled in off the water and nearly obliterated any view of what was behind him. in actuality much of the area behind him is a tide plain and looks like total devastation to me, so it really wasn’t such a loss. I guess it’s a really good thing the birds don’t mind the way it looks. He finally decided I was getting just a bit too close, and took to the skies.