Heron Blues


When my husband sent me a text saying a couple of my favorite birds were visiting the lake this morning, of course I grabbed the camera…

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I was very close, maybe 12-15 feet trying to be as stealthy as possible with my camera and ginormous zoom lens.

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It was okay for the first couple of shots; but soon enough it grew impatient with the camera lady and took off to the other side of the lake.

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The shot above is my favorite, like a crop duster dipping its wing in greeting as it makes its way toward the day’s work.

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Happy Friday from Blue and me!

39 thoughts on “Heron Blues

    1. I am indeed lucky in that they live in the neighborhood and are often at the lake where I can take photos of him as well as the great egrets. Thanks for taking a look at the photos!

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      1. We have them in the summertime. The blue ones, that is. Every now and then it happens that one snowy egret, and one great white show up, but it’s rare. I was really lucky with Snowy one year πŸ™‚

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    1. I have a Nikon D7000 normally I use a 300 zoom on action or pet setting in scene mode. And I take dozens of photos. I don’t normally get good flight photos. Here in Louisiana there is a sort of perpetual haze which dulls water shots. Most of the birds I shoot are on lakes so it is challenging. This morning the elements were in my favor. Thanks for commenting. I’m glad you like the photos. They are one of my favorite birds.as if I could choose one. πŸ™‚

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      1. So, you’re from Louisiana? Some of these birds also come down here, not exactly the same but similar ones. I try to take pictures, but they are too far from the road looking for fishes in shallow ponds and fields.

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