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Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron
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Copyright: Penny Harms (nellyemh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 1 N: 159] (767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-09 10:19
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Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It has been SOOO long since I've had a chance to use my camera. We moved so much this last 12 months. Colorado, Montana, and now here we are in North Carolina. There is so much water here. Birds everywhere. Sort of marshy wetlands that attract species I've never seen before. I apologize for the poor quality of this one - we have a pair of Little Blue Herons in the pond behind our house. Breeding season, I suppose, so they're pretty fun to watch.

Little Blue Heron: Medium heron with slate-gray body and purple-blue head and neck. Eyes are yellow and bill is dark gray with black tip. Legs and feet are dark. The only dark heron species in North America in which the juvenile is white. Feeds on small crustaceans, vertebrates, and large insects.

Range and Habitat:
Little Blue Heron: Found along the Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to Florida, but is most abundant along the Gulf of Mexico; also found in the West Indies and along both Mexican coasts south to South America. Prefers freshwater habitats such as ponds, lakes, marshes, swamps, and lagoons; sometimes found on marine coastlines.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2010-06-09 10:35]

Hello Penny,
Guess, i am the first one to comment on this lovely picture.
A beautiful one with green water and grey bird providing good contrast.
A sharp image with good details. looking forward to more of these beauties from you,

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