|Copyright: Lawhill Russo (lawhill)
|Date Taken: 2007-05-13|
|Camera: Nikon D-200|
|Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-05-23 13:31|
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|Great Blue Heron #2|
It look like didn’t have a good nigth
It is found throughout most of North America, including Alaska, Quebec and Nova Scotia. The range extends south through Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean to South America. Great blue herons can be found in a range of habitats, in fresh and saltwater marshes, mangrove swamps, flooded meadows, lake edges, or shorelines, but they always live near bodies of water. Generally, they nest in trees or bushes that stand near a body of water.
It feeds in shallow water or at the water's edge during both the night and the day, but especially around dawn and dusk. Herons locate their food by sight and generally swallow it whole. Herons have been known to choke on prey that is too large.It uses its long legs to wade through shallow water, and spears fish or frogs with its long, sharp bill. Its diet can also include insects, snakes, turtles, rodents and small birds.
It is generally a solitary feeder. Individuals usually forage while standing in water, but will also forage in fields or drop from the air, or a perch, into water. As large wading birds, Great Blue Herons are able to feed in deeper waters, and thus are able to exploit a niche not open to most other heron species.
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- [2007-05-23 14:18]
I am struck by the perfect exposure and beautiful colors. Details are razor sharp on plumage and the pose of your subject is very good. Excellent close view of the heron.
- [2007-05-23 16:49]
Hi Lawhill, the name of this picture is quite accurate, that's how we feel when we're hangover ;-)
Beautiful picture, the grand heron is such a noble bird. Love the colours,we can see all its plumage. Thanks!
- [2007-05-23 18:21]
Hello Lawhill, what a nice image, the blue pose is outstanding. very good POV, composition, and sharpness.. well done
- [2007-05-23 21:32]
Hola Lawhill.- Una foto muy singular de este bello ejemplar, con una pose muy especial. Saludos Luis52.
Now that is a bad hair day! ha ha
Great colors and great composition.
The claw held up and the wild head plumage makes me think of a mad scientist. :)
- [2007-05-24 10:27]
An amazing close-up of this heron who looks like he's been through the wars. Colors and details are marvelous. We see every feather! Great shot.
joli cette macro et c'est super tout les détails qu'il y a , parfaitescouleurs nettes
No, not Great Blue Heron. This is an adult Tricolored (aka Louisiana) Heron (Egretta tricolor).