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The Green Heron is relatively small; adult body length is about 17 inches. The neck is often pulled in tight against the body. Adults have a glossy, greenish-black cap, a greenish back and wings that are grey-black grading into green or blue, a chestnut neck with a white line down the front, grey underparts and short yellow legs. The bill is dark with a long, sharp point. Female adults tend to be smaller than males, and have duller and lighter plumage, particularly in the breeding season. Juveniles (like this one) are duller, with the head sides, neck and underparts streaked brown and white, tan-splotched back and wing coverts, and greenish-yellow legs and bill. This little guy posed for me for about 15 minutes. I took this along the shore of Lake Telemark in Rockaway, NJ with my Nikon D3100 and the Nikon 70-300mm zoom lens.

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bird, heron, green heron, wildlife

I’ve always appreciated nature, but I didn’t show interest in photography until digital started to come into it’s own. I had many cheap cameras over the years, but when I got the Nikon D3100 for my birthday last year, I really started to realize what photography was all about. I’ve had such a blast learning on the go over the past 10 months. I’ve gotten shots that I could have only dreamed of a year ago. I hope you all enjoy my photos, and by all means, BUY SOMETHING! =)

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,
    .

  • Thank you Ann. This beauty put on a show for me for about 20 minutes. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago


    1 Image per day ! 2011/07/28

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

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