Reflection of a Great Blue Heron - natural habitat

 
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here's the Great Blue Heron in it's natural habitat, a short distance from our home. There are many of these in this area. Usually they fly further away tho' when we stop to take photos : )

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Guest - Feb 13, 2006 11:49 AM EDT
thankyou Dudley and Vicki, glad you like it.
Guest - Feb 13, 2006 11:48 AM EDT
hello again Mary, thankyou, am glad if the photo can assist you. I took a lot of shots of that scene, hoping to capture a good reflection, but the wind was rippling the water too much, so the reflection was quite blurred in most of them. The sky that day was the most amazing deep bright blue, am sure it was the bluest sky we'd ever seen. Maybe it just seemed that way after all the dull skies lately : ) Would you like some larger versions to look at, btw, as I can send you some.
Guest - Feb 13, 2006 10:29 AM EDT
Hi Alandra - he's camoflauged well in those reeds - nice shot
Guest - Feb 13, 2006 09:00 AM EDT
I really like the heron reflection.
Guest - Feb 13, 2006 05:28 AM EDT
I'd spend ages trying to "paint" a reflection like this on the computer and couldn't! Great for me to study and learn from! How wonderful to have captured it on such beautiful blue with little ripples.
Guest - Feb 12, 2006 10:17 PM EDT
thankyou Carol Alex and Madeson. He is quite well camouflaged here, but I wanted to show the natural habitat and his reflection. Their legs are very long, and they look strange when flying, as the legs flatten right out beneath them and stick out at the tail end. There's a "heronry" or "rookery" near here too, where they return to sleep at nights and where they build their nests. Its strange to see them standing way up high in the tall cedars, beside their nests. Quite ungainly.
Guest - Feb 12, 2006 06:43 PM EDT
nice reflection
Guest - Feb 12, 2006 05:37 PM EDT
What a nice shot,great reflection in the stream too.
Guest - Feb 12, 2006 05:37 PM EDT
Great picture, He has such long legs. Carol

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