Great Blue Heron

Fletcher Lake, Bradley Beach, New Jersey


13 Responses to “Great Blue Heron”

  1. Jan says:

    Wow,wow,wow! I love everything about this photo. Especially the clarity of the photo itself and the contemplative look on the bird, against the muted background.

  2. Bevy says:

    The Great Blue Heron
    Gazing at the Sea

    Such Majesty!

  3. Thom says:

    As beautiful as an Audubon, and just as natural! Beautiful.

  4. Joann says:

    I, too, thought the majestic pose of the heron looked just like something from the Audubon Society, e.g., the clarity of the eye, the differentiated feathers. Very nice shot.

  5. Jacqueline says:

    What a beautiful shot! I love to stop and watch the blue heron in the park near my house.

  6. Carole says:


  7. Arlene says:

    Magnificent bird captured in all his glory. Great shot.

  8. Simone says:

    WOW, what a shot!!!! I can’t believe you were able to catch him just standing still! He has his own little personality – doesn’t it look like he’s thinking deep thoughts? Such a beautiful photo, so well done.

  9. Karen says:

    Amazing shot. Study in blues and grays.

  10. Anne says:

    What a magnificent bird and fantastic photograph. The details and the subtle complementary color scheme make this prize-worthy!

  11. Bernice says:

    Beautiful photo of a beautiful bird posed proudly against a similarly muted sky/lake?

  12. ellen says:

    Thank you all. It was quite the adventure getting this shot. I was photographing the geese, ducks, and seagulls all around, and standing on, the mostly frozen lake, when I saw this huge mound at the edge. I didn’t realize what it was until I got pretty close, at which point it flew away. So we drove around the lake looking for it. I was in and out of the car half a dozen times. On the last stop, I inched my way closer to the heron, which had to be at least three feet tall, and snapped this shot. He flew away the second the shutter clicked, but I knew I had a keeper!

  13. Carolyn says:

    Magnificent photo. I don’t know how you were able to capture the bird in such a stunningly beautiful pose.

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