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Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on June 3, 2016

Bird and Fish

A Great Blue Heron with a morning snack.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, May 31, 2016. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f8, ISO 800, 1000mm, 10:23 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on March 12, 2016

Deadly Strike

Reviewing my Feb. 9, 2016, shots I recall my close encounter with this Great Blue Heron which had just caught brunch.  In this case, the bird’s lightning fast bill pierced the skin of the hapless prey.  There was no resistance by the snake as the heron consumed its catch. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on February 11, 2016

Be careful of that eye!

A super close photo opportunity of this Great Blue Heron doing some face itching, Feb. 9, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR.  Nictitating membrane deployed.  Look close by clicking on LARGE VIEW and then click once on that image or just zoom into this image on your mobile device.  T ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on December 28, 2015

“I’m bigger than you!”

A year-old shot of a Great Blue Heron using its size to let the Great Egret know who’s boss.  Ridgefield NWR, Sep. 2, 2014. LARGE VIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 400, 500mm, 9:37 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on December 20, 2015

Low Altitude Cruiser

A Great Blue Heron skims the top of the grass at the Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 19, 2015. VIEW LARGE! 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 11:53 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on December 10, 2015

How It’s Done

This is an additional frame from my series shot on Oct. 27, 2015, of a Great Blue Heron successfully catching a mouse.  A close up shot of a similar pose was posted a few weeks ago and can be seen here.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR in Washington state. The above shown picture c ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on November 15, 2015

Guarding the Creek

Well, this GBH was perched directly over a creek, on one foot, but was so tired it yawned and could barely keep its eyes open.  Not much of a guard.  Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 9, 2015. 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 9:15 a.m.   Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on November 3, 2015

Not the mouse’s day

A Great Blue Heron waits patiently for a mouse to stick his head out of the ground, and snags dinner.  Oct. 27, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR. VIEW LARGE! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 2500, 500mm, 4:36 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on October 27, 2015

It’s All in the Landing

This Great Blue Heron gave me a gift today, Oct. 27, 2015, by landing right in front of me and on the right side of the light. VIEW LARGE!   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 1000, 500mm, 10:57 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on October 22, 2015

One step at a time

This Great Blue Heron takes a step as it perches on a berm about 50 feet away.  The background is Rest Lake–without water, at the Ridgefield NWR, Oct. 14, 2015. 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 9:50 a.m. Continue Reading